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.”
What are the long-term economic consequences of a trade war between China and the United States? What is the future of free trade agreements around the world after the election of Donald Trump? Obama’s former top trade rep gives her insights.
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.
What are the challenges and keys to success for Chinese foreign investments in Europe and the US? In this interview, Philippe Le Corre, visiting fellow at Brookings, shares examples and insights of stumbling blocks and success stories, the influence of culture, traditions, and political systems.
In this insightful interview, Molly Roberts discusses her research into the inner workings of censorship in China, and why the Chinese government doesn’t remove as many negative comments as people think.