China’s Foray Into Southeast Asia: Mixed Feelings

China’s Foray Into Southeast Asia: Mixed Feelings

Southeast Asia is central to the BRI and China’s global ambitions. But China is recently encountering headwinds as countries in the region are re-evaluating their relationship with China and seeking alternatives. As Insa Ewert writes, while dependence on Chinese financing remains an issue for some, recent developments could also improve projects and conditions for recipient countries.

2nd Lau-YCW Essay Competition First-Runner Up – China’s Cyber-Public Space: The Double-Edged Sword Linking State and Society

2nd Lau-YCW Essay Competition First-Runner Up – China’s Cyber-Public Space: The Double-Edged Sword Linking State and Society

YCW and Lau China Institute at King’s College London recently closed its second essay competition on the topic: “Cyber China.” Our first runner-up winner, Kyi Yeung Goh, delivered a fascinating essay on the growing state regulation of cyberspace and the emerging forms of critical discourse by Chinese netizens.

2nd Lau-YCW Essay Competition Winner – Transforming Patriarchy in the Digital Era: A Case Study of a Taobao Village in Southern Fujian

2nd Lau-YCW Essay Competition Winner – Transforming Patriarchy in the Digital Era: A Case Study of a Taobao Village in Southern Fujian

We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2nd Lau-YCW Essay Competition… Chiu Wan Liu! This is a remarkable essay which captures a wider story of the gender norms, rural-urban divide and digital economy characteristic of modern-day China—one which we are honoured to share with the YCW network. Our warmest congratulations to Chiu Wan!

YCW’s Best of 2017

YCW’s Best of 2017

This year began with President Xi Jinping extolling the virtues of globalization at Davos and, from there, never failed to deliver moments in global affairs that ranged from eyebrow-raising to surreal. We selected a few particularly insightful interviews and features that may provide some understanding of what happened in 2017, and a sense of direction for what lies ahead.