Ying Ma

Author, Attorney

Ying Ma writes regularly about China, international affairs and conservatism. Much of her research explores the nexus between political and economic freedom with respect to China's rising influence on the global stage. Her articles have covered issues such as the Internet revolution, democratization, climate change and state capitalism, and have appeared in The Wall Street Journal Asia, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, National Review Online, The Weekly Standard, Policy Review and other publications. She is the author of Chinese Girl in the Ghetto, which she completed as a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Ms. Ma has practiced law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, a leading global law firm headquartered in New York; managed corporate communications at, the first Mainland China-based Internet company to list on the Nasdaq Stock Market; and served on the first professional staff of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a congressional commission established to examine the security implications of America’s economic relationship with China.

Ms. Ma received a B.A. in Government, magna cum laude, from Cornell University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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