In October 2015, China announced the end of its one-child poicy, marking the end of the three decades long government intervention into Chinese family planning. The controversial policy was first introduced in 1979 to help slow down the population growth.
YCW’s London chapter was launched in 2013 and has since hosted most of its events in Parliament. Its inaugural speaker was Dr. Kerry Brown, Executive Director of the China Studies Centre, Professor of Chinese Politics at the University of Sydney and also a YCW Board Advisor. Situated in one of Europe's leading capitals, YCW London has attracted a wide variety of active members from different fields interested in China. Subsequent speakers also have included:
- Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, University of Oxford
- Steve Tsang, Director of the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham
- Leta Hong Fincher, author of "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China"
- Louisa Lim, author of "‘The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited’.
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Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London. Prior to this he was a diplomat, working for the British Foreign Office in London and China from 1998 to 2005, and
Danny Quah is Professor of Economics and International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at LSE’s Institute of Global Affairs. He had previously served as LSE’s
Miranda Carr is Haitong’s Senior Analyst and Head of China Thematic Research. Miranda has over 10 years’ experience in equity research with an expertise in the interpretation of Chinese longer-term Government plans and shorter-term themes. Miranda’s research focuses on
Dr. Deborah Bräutigam is the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of Political Economy, Director of the International Development Program, and Director of the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Her most recent books