Senior Program Officer, Governance
& International Relations, China
Tel: +86 (10) 6518-3868
Fax: +86 (10) 6518-3869
Expertise: governance, transparency and access to information, rural development and natural resource management, U.S.-China relations.
Hongbo is responsible for managing the Foundation's Open Government Information and administrative procedure legislative reform programs in China. She also manages the Foundation's ongoing international relations initiatives — including exchange programs such as the Young Diplomats Program with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Hongbo joined the Foundation in 2007 and initially worked on the Foundation's conflict mediation program in Xinjiang. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served for three years as Assistant Manager of the Sustainable Agriculture Development Project under the China-Canada Agriculture Development Program, a Cdn $20 million project funded by CIDA. This program promoted environmental sustainability through support for Chinese efforts to manage environmental issues linked to rural poverty in western regions of China.
Hongbo has worked as a consultant to the World Bank in both Washington, DC and Western China on poverty reduction and rural development projects. She also has five years of diplomatic experience, including work at the Permanent Mission of China to the U.N. in New York, and two years at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an interpreter at the prestigious Translation and Interpretation Department.
Education: B.A. in English Language and Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. M.A. in International Relations, with a specialization in development studies, Yale University as a Henry H.L. Fan Fellow.