Paul French is the Chief China Market Strategist for Mintel International based in Shanghai. He specialises in consumption and retail economics in China and Asia and is regularly quoted in a wide range of media. He is a columnist for
YCW's Hong Kong chapter was established in 2012 with its inaugural speaker, Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam, Adjunct Professor of History and Political Economy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Located in an international financial hub, YCW has garnered a strong pool of members from the financial and services sector, academic and journalist communities. YCW Hong Kong has also hosted prominent experts in law, finance and journalism including:
- Michael C. Davis, professor in the Law Faculty at the University of Hong Kong
- Jason Bedford of UBS on shadow banking in China
- Barbara Demick, the Beijing bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times who spoke on North Korea.
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Mike Chinoy, Senior Fellow at the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California, who will be showing excerpts from his film Assignment China – Watching China from Hong Kong. The screening will be followed by a brief Q & A. Mike Chinoy
With more than 35 years of China-watching experience, Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam is a recognized authority on areas including the Chinese Communist Party, Chinese foreign policy, the People’s Liberation Army, as well as the country’s economic and political reform. He is