John Gong
China Forum expert Vice President, University of International Business and Economics Israel Branch

Dr.Gong is China Forum expert, Vice President, University of International Business and Economics Israel Branch. Dr. Gong is a prolific researcher and writer with a list of publications in leading international academic journals. He was the executive editor of the Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies (JCEFTS) published in UK. He is also a renowned op-ed columnist for several leading English newspapers and medias in Asia, including the South China Morning Post, Global Times and CGTN (China Global Television Network), writing extensively on economic and political issues. 

Dr.Gong is one of the recognized patent dispute and antitrust authorities in China, serving as an academic affiliate with Global Economics Group, a leading global economics consulting firm based in the US. In patent dispute, he successfully served as the expert witeness in Huawei vs. Conversant. In antritrust, he serves as an expert consultant with the Ministry of Commerce‟s (MOFCOM) Antitrust Bureau in China, and acted as the chief architect of the Bureau‟s national competition database project. He has been regularly hired by the Bureau to help examine numerous merger reviews of high profile multinational merger applications filed with competition authorities in multiple countries, e.g. Western Digital acquiring Hitachi‟s, Seagate acquiring Samsung‟s storage businesses and the meger between PCS and Agrium Potash. He also participated in the antitrust filing petition for the merger between Didi and Uber. He played a vital expert witness role in successfully appealing the lawsuit Beijing Rainbow vs. Johnson & Johnson, which is the first anti-monopoly lawsuit in China won by a plaintiff in history. Since then he has served as an expert witness in abuse of dominance and monopoly agreement lawsuits to successfully defend notable multinational defendants in the court of law, including Panasonic, Hitachi, Sinopec, Motorola and Netease. 

Dr.Gong has extensive consulting experiences for renowned international organizations. He works regularly for the World Bank Group to advise countries on competition policies, including Kazakhstan and Namibia. He has advised Caincross Foundation regarding China‟s competition policies, and the World Bank regarding China‟s SOE reform. He is also the principal author for the China section of the policy position paper by the BRICS New World Bank‟s steering committee during its foundation time. 

Prior to joining UIBE in 2009, Dr.Gong had an industrial consulting and research experiences of over 14 years, first as a Research Scientist at Bell Communications Research (Morristown, New Jersey) for over 7 years and later as Senior Advisor of Strategic Assessment at the Cable Television Laboratories Inc. (Louisville, Colorado) for another 7 years. He is the inventor of two US patents (US patent No. 8,332,902 and US patent No. 8,566,888) in switched broadcast television technologies, one of which has been widely deployed in spectrum allocation algorithms in cable QAM modulation equipment in the US. Dr. Gong played an important contributing role in US ex-Vice President Al Gore‟s National Information Infrastructure (NII) project.