Zhixing Zhang

Senior Analyst

  • Asia Pacific
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Geopolitical & strategic risk advisory
  • Market Entry/Exit Risk Assessment
  • Strategy Implementation

Based in Shanghai, Zhixing is responsible for delivering and developing Control Risks’ analytical products and consulting in the areas of geopolitical, political, security and operational risks pertaining to China and Northeast Asia.

Recent tasks that Zhixing has worked on include:

  • Analysis of political and regulatory issues in China’s technology industry and China’s localisation requirements for a US manufacturing company’s China business.
  • Geopolitical risk assessments of cross-Strait tensions and the likelihood of armed conflict for a multinational marine contractor operating in the Taiwan Strait.
  • Political, security, and operational risk assessment on China and Hong Kong for a multinational energy company that acquired assets in China. 

    Prior to joining Control Risks, Zhixing worked as a Senior Analyst for Stratfor, a U.S-based geopolitical risk consultancy, where she led Stratfor’s strategic analysis and forecast on China and Southeast Asia. Her areas of focus include China’s political development and foreign policy, the Belt and Road Initiative and Asia-Pacific maritime security.

    Zhixing has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Peking University, and two master’s degrees in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin and Renmin University. Zhixing is fluent in Mandarin and English. 

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