Voices on China – Jeffrey Towson: Managing Partner of Towson Capital, Professor at Peking University

Voices on China – Jeffrey Towson: Managing Partner of Towson Capital, Professor at Peking University

Jeffrey Towson, best-selling author, professor, and private equity investor, offers sage advice for those seeking opportunities in the Middle Kingdom: Whether searching for an investment opportunity or finding a job, “You don’t want to compete fairly in China.” Read on to learn how he’s differentiated himself in a crowded marketplace and how you can too.

Featured Young China Watcher – Janet Eom: Research Manager at China-Africa Research Initiative, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Featured Young China Watcher – Janet Eom: Research Manager at China-Africa Research Initiative, Johns Hopkins SAIS

It’s time to reconsider “China in Africa.” “It’s a common mistake to put too much emphasis on a singular, mammoth ‘China’ making all the decisions” says Janet Eom of the China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at Johns Hopkins SAIS. “All 54 African countries have unique stories. Therefore, when China goes to Africa, local circumstances matter.” Read on to find out how this dynamic has affected trade and relationships between both sides.

Partner Post – Podcast Interview: Arthur Kroeber, Head of Research at Gavecal Dragonomics

Partner Post – Podcast Interview: Arthur Kroeber, Head of Research at Gavecal Dragonomics

China will need economic and political reforms to keep up growth, says Arthur Kroeber of Gavecal Dragonomics. In this podcast from MERICS, a YCW Partner, Kroeber argues that the transition to a new growth model won’t be possible without cutting back state-owned enterprises, restructuring financial markets, and promoting globally competitive innovation.

Featured Young China Watcher – Alec Ash: Founder of The Anthill

Featured Young China Watcher – Alec Ash: Founder of The Anthill

Alec Ash, author and founder of “the Anthill,” sees something new and distinct in Chinese millennials: “The only generalization you can make about a group this large is how complex and diverse they are—and that itself is something new, as their parents didn’t really have the opportunity to be different or explore a proper youth culture.” Read on for more about how he attempts to understand China through a different lens: stories, individuals, and literature.