Andy Rothman is an Investment Strategist at Matthews, responsible for research on China’s economy and on U.S. – China relations. Andy first went to China as a student in 1980 and began his diplomatic career with the U.S. Foreign Service in Guangzhou in 1984, in time to see Deng Xiaoping launch his economic and social reforms. His 17-year diplomatic career was focused on China, and his final assignment was as head of the macroeconomics office of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Prior to joining Matthews in 2014, Andy spent 14 years with CLSA as their Shanghai-based macroeconomic strategist. Andy earned an M.A. in public administration from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and a B.A. from Colgate University. He is a proficient Mandarin speaker.