Students of Chinese all learn a language called Putonghua, but where did it come from? And why is it so hard to learn? This talk will cover the tortured history of Chinese language reform in the 20th century, and will
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.
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China is taking the lead in two mega-trend arenas: urbanization and infrastructure. It is becoming an empire of mega-cities that are connected along the new Silk Road corridors to Europe sponsored by the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB). This
After a quarter of a century covering China and Taiwan as a journalist, Benjamin Lim turns author in his latest book, “Taking China’s Pulse.” Touching on subjects ranging from Taiwan’s political history to Xi Jinping’s political rise and his rivals,
Young China Watchers is honoured to be able to host Professor He for a discussion on wrongful convictions in China and the criminal justice system. Professor He Jiahong is one of China’s leading experts on criminal evidence, evidential investigation and
In today’s current state of mistrust in the U.S.-China relationship, one thing that does not seem to be ameliorating the situation is the 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle. China is often characterized as a job-stealing, currency-manipulating, territory-seizing superpower towards which