Gordon G. Chang
Gordon G. Chang is a columnist, author, and lawyer. He is widely known for his books, The Coming Collapse of China, and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World.
In 1976, Chang graduated from Cornell Law School. He then lived in Mainland China and Hong Kong for close to two decades, where he worked as partner and counsel at the US international law firms Baker & McKenzie and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
His writings on China and North Korea have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The National Interest, The American Conservative, Commentary, National Review, Barron's, and The Daily Beast. He is a columnist at Newsweek and writes regularly for The Hill.
He has spoken at Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, Yale, and other universities and at The Brookings Institution, The Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, RAND, the American Enterprise Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, and other institutions. He has given briefings at the National Intelligence Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department, and the Pentagon. He has also spoken before industry and investor groups including Bloomberg, Sanford Bernstein, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia.
He has appeared before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS, the BBC, and Bloomberg Television. He is a regular co-host and guest on The John Batchelor Show.
Chang has warned that Chinese college students, professors, and scientists at US colleges and universities have become “nontraditional collectors” of intelligence for China and thus the long arm of Chinese totalitarianism. He believes China is not trying to compete with the United States within the Westphalian order, but to overthrow that order altogether.
In his 2020 book, The Great U.S.-China Tech War, Chang posits that China and the United States are involved in what he terms as a “cold tech war,” with the winner being able to dominate the 21st century. He notes that, a decade ago, China was not considered a tech contender, but Chinese leaders have subsequently made their regime a tech powerhouse. As a result, China has overtaken the US in some critical areas like 5G. Chang says the US needs to mobilize its resources in order to regain its position as a world leader in cutting-edge technologies.