Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Lyu Jinghua is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., where she researches cybersecurity and U.S.-China defense relations. She served in the People’s Liberation Army for over twenty years, retiring as a colonel. In the last decade of her career, she was a United States analyst at the PLA’s Academy of Military Science in Beijing. She participated in a variety of international defense summits, including the Xiangshan Forum, Shangrila Dialogue, and Seoul Defense Dialogue, as a PLA delegate. In this lightly edited interview with Lyu, who is currently in Beijing, we discuss defense relations, technology competition, and the U.S. election. Lyu JinghuaIllustration by Lauren Crow How did you end up at Carnegie? I’m a retired colonel in the People’s Liberation Army. My last position was as a research fellow at the Center for China-U.S. Defense Relations at the Academy of Military Science as a researcher. In 2016, I rSubscribe, register or login to read the rest. Registered users can access a limited amount of content for free.Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.