Jiong John Gong

Dr. John Gong is professor of economics at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), where he teaches and researches in areas of microeconomics, finance, industrial organization, and antitrust and competition policies. 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 in Asia, including the South China Morning Post and the Global Times, writing extensively on economic and political issues.

Dr. Gong is one of the recognized antitrust authorities in China, serving as an academic affiliate with Global Economics Group, a leading global economics consulting firm based in the US. 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 and Seagate acquiring Samsung’s storage businesses. He played a 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.