Episode 16: Rebecca Liao


Rebecca Liao is the executive vice president of Skuchain, a blockchain platform that provides an end-to-end solution for the supply chain. She is also a writer and China analyst. Rebecca was a member of Secretary Clinton’s foreign policy team for her 2016 presidential campaign, responsible for Asia trade and economic policy.

Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, The National Interest, Bloomberg View, n+1, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, the Times Literary Supplement, ChinaFile, The Diplomat, Huffington Post, Dissent magazine, The New Inquiry, the LA Review of Books, The China Story Journal, and Tea Leaf Nation. She regularly comments on China for Deutsche Welle and Channel NewsAsia and has also appeared on HuffPost Live and SiriusXM Radio.

A graduate of Stanford University, where she studied economics, and Harvard Law School, Rebecca founded The Aleph Mag, a digital magazine about art, culture, and Chinese law and politics. She serves as co-chair of the Brookings Society and is a member of the board of directors of Words Without Borders, Voices of Music, and the Wagner Society of Northern California. She is also a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. In addition, Rebecca is a jazz and opera singer.

Twitter: @beccaliao | Rebecca’s LinkedIn | Skuchain’s website