Lau-YCW Essay Competition Winner – China’s Water Footprint: An Example for Future Policymakers

Lau-YCW Essay Competition Winner – China’s Water Footprint: An Example for Future Policymakers

Announcing the winner of the inaugural Lau-YCW essay competition… Lauren Dickey! Lauren submitted an impassioned essay on China’s water security, tracing the growing water crisis from Mao Zedong’s post-1949 development projects to Zhongnanhai’s “sponge city” pilot program. She makes a compelling case for how China’s response to water scarcity will change the world, arguing, “China’s partners and friends can learn from Beijing’s mistakes. But it is the success stories that others will emulate.”

Apply now: MERICS European China Talent Program 2017

Apply now: MERICS European China Talent Program 2017

Apply now: MERICS European China Talent Program 2017. MERICS, a YCW Partner, is gathering 15 post-graduates and young professionals for a three-day workshop in Berlin in April 2017. Applications are due on 7 February, and must include an essay on the topic, “What’s the most pressing challenge for European China policy in times of political fragmentation and how can it be tackled most effectively?” More details on our blog.