Jinghua Lyu

Regional Director – North East Asia

Jinghua Lyu joined HD in 2021 as HD’s North East Asia Programme Director. Before this, she was a visiting scholar at the Cyber Policy Initiative, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from September 2018 to March 2021. She is also a guest researcher at Center for International Strategy and Security, Tsinghua University and retired Colonel of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. Before retirement from the PLA in 2016, Jinghua worked as a research fellow at the Center on China-America Defense Relations, Academy of Military Science. She was also a senior fellow at the Pangoal Institution, one of the most influential public policy think tanks in China. Her research includes Asia-Pacific security issues, China’s defense policy, U.S.-China military to military relations with an emphasis of cybersecurity issues. She also has extensive experiences in participating and organizing major international events, such as the Xiangshan forum 2016, Shangri-la Dialogue 2016 and Seoul Defense Dialogue 2015. She was a visiting researcher at the Institute for Security and Defense Policy based in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2011.


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