About the Author

David Solomon currently resides in Washington, D.C., where he works in U.S.-China trade relations. A 2013 magna cum laude graduate of Skidmore College, David lived in China for three years, where he pursued Mandarin language, history, political, and environmental studies at Tsinghua University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, and Suzhou University. He has also worked in Chinese economic development and has traveled extensively throughout China and other parts of Asia. In 2016, China Hands Magazine selected David for its “25 Under 25: Leaders in US-China Relations” honor, naming him as one of 25 students and professionals under age 25 who have demonstrated exceptional promise in China studies and in furthering the future of the US-China relationship.