Beijing

YCW was founded in Beijing in 2009. As it is located in China's capital, the chapter has garnered strong interest from the diplomatic, business, academic and journalistic circles. YCW Beijing has hosted distinguished speakers including:

- Zhu Feng, professor of Peking University's School of International Studies and Executive Director of the Collaborative Innovation Center for South China Sea Studies at Nanjing University.
- Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group
- David Dollar, the former Economic and Financial Emissary to China for the US Treasury
- Barry Naughton, Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs of University of California, San Diego.

[Photo credit: Jens Schott Knudsen]
 
 


Beijing – ‘How the Rise of China is Changing Global Business’ with James McGregor, APCO, and author of ‘One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China’

James McGregor is a senior counselor for APCO, author of the bestselling book ‘One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China’ and a veteran reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining APCO, he

Beijing – ‘Global Battle for Economic Ideas: The US, Europe and coordination within the G20’ with Professor Matthias Matthijs of John Hopkins University, Professor Xinning Song of Renmin University, and Raffaello Pantucci of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. Held in conjunction with the Hopkins China Forum.

Professor Matthias is an Assistant Professor at the School of International Studies at American University and a Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is a former consultant with the Foreign Investment Advisory Service of