Henry

Levine
Levine

Henry Levine is a highly regarded US expert on China who brings to USCET thirty years of experience in promoting US-China relations in the government and private sector.

Hank spent 25 years as a State Department Foreign Service Officer. During this time he served twice at the US Embassy in Beijing, twice in the State Department's Office of China and Mongolia Affairs, and as US Consul General in Shanghai. In the latter capacity he supervised a staff of 140 people, Americans and Chinese, and served as the senior US government official in East China, working closely with local governments, academic institutions, and the US business community to promote stronger US-China relations. During his tenure the Consulate General in Shanghai was a leader among US diplomatic posts in China in promoting US-China exchanges, in person and via video conferences.

After his assignment in Shanghai, Hank served for three years as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia at the US Commerce Department. In that capacity he was the senior China advisor to two secretaries of Commerce and a lead negotiator for the annual US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade.

Following his retirement from the Foreign Service, Hank led the China practice for the Albright Stonebridge Group, a strategic advisory firm in Washington, DC, where he continues to maintain an affiliation.

Hank is a frequent speaker on US-China relations before academic and business groups. He also served for two years as the Chair of the Intensive China Area Studies Course at the US State Department's Foreign Service Institute.

Hank has a B.A. in Political Science from Bucknell University. He did graduate work in international affairs at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is a graduate, with distinction, from the US National War College.

Hank is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin). His wife, Vivian Chang, is a former Chinese language Senior Diplomatic Interpreter for the US State Department. He has two children, both of whom are studying Chinese.

 

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Henry “Hank” Levine是一位备受尊敬的美国对华问题专家,他为美中关系在政府和私营部门的发展积累了30年的经验。

Hank担任美国国务院外交事务官员25年。在此期间,他曾两次在美国驻北京大使馆任职,两次在国务院中国和蒙古事务办公室任职,以及担任美国驻上海总领事。在他担任总领事期间,他监管了140位美国和中国工作人员,在华东地区担任美国政府的高级官员,与当地政府、学术机构、以及美国商业团体密切合作,促进中美关系的发展。在他任职期间,美国驻上海总领事馆在促进美中交流、当面交流和视频会议方面,是美国驻华使领馆的领导者。

在上海的任期结束后,Hank在美国商务部担任了3年的亚洲事务副助理部长。在这方面,他是两名商务部长的高级中国顾问,同时也是美中商贸联合委员会的首席谈判代表。

在他从外交事务退休后,Hank领导了在华盛顿特区的Albright Stonebridge Group集团的中国业务,在那里继续保持他与外交事务的联系。

汉克经常跟学术和商业团体谈论美中关系。此外,他还在美国国务院外事服务学院担任了两年的中国地区研究课程的主席。

汉克拥有巴克内尔大学的政治学学士学位,研究生毕业于塔夫斯大学弗莱彻法律与外交学院的国际事务专业。他还以优异的成绩毕业于美国国家战争学院,获得硕士学位。

汉克能说流利的中文(普通话),他的妻子Vivian Chang曾是美国国务院的中文高级外交译员。他有两个孩子,也都在学习中文。