Ngor Luong is a Senior Research Analyst at CSET, focusing on China’s science and technology ecosystem, AI investment trends, and AI diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific region. She is also a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub, where she focuses on China’s tech, economy, and business. Prior to CSET, Ngor worked at the Center for American Progress, where she researched China’s industrial policy and 5G. Her work and commentary have appeared in the Wall Street JournalNikkei Asia, the Diplomat, among other outlets. She is a co-author of the Routledge-published “Chinese Power and Artificial Intelligence.” Ngor received a BA magna cum laude in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College. She is enrolled as an M.A. candidate in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program with a concentration in technology and national security.

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