YCW MISSION STATEMENT
Young China Watchers (YCW) is a dynamic group of China-focused young professionals. Through regular roundtables and talks with senior figures in the China academic, policy and business communities, it provides a chance for engaged individuals to interact and discuss the most pressing issues emerging from China today. Through our growing global network, we seek to foster the next generation of China thought-leaders.
YCW runs an open membership policy, keen to attract all China-engaged, knowledgeable and policy-interested individuals. Our purpose is to nurture a new community of people focused on and alert to China’s growing importance in international affairs.
YCW was first established in Beijing in the spring of 2010 and has steadily expanded its network to nine chapters including Shanghai, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Singapore and Brussels with more than 3,000 members around the world.
YCW carries out this ambitious agenda through both our Speaker Series and Dinner Discussions, which aim to bring together local communities of members with expert speakers in an informal setting.
Our Speaker Series involves a short presentation, followed by Q&A. After the event, members continue the discussion over drinks, interacting with the speaker and local members of the China watching community. Our Dinner Discussions pull together a select group of YCWs – based on professional capacity and active participation – with a speaker for a more intimate gathering at a local restaurant.
In addition to fostering local YCW communities through our city chapters, YCW has established a Global Editorial Team to interview leading experts and past YCW speakers on leading China-related issues, as well as feature outstanding young professionals working on China across all topics and disciplines.