James Miles took up his position as The Economist’s China Editor in August 2014, having previously worked as Beijing Bureau Chief for 13 years. Before he joined The Economist in 2001 he reported on China for the BBC; as Beijing
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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Andrew Small is a transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, DC. He run’s GMF’s Asia program, which he established in 2006. His research focuses on Chinese foreign policy, and US / European policy
Peggy Liu is Chairperson of the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE) and one of the leading voices on China‘s sustainability landscape and fostering international collaboration with China. She works in ecolivable cities, clean energy, and sustainable consumerism. Among her
Logan Wright is the Director of China Research for Medley Global Advisors, a New York-based policy intelligence firm serving an extensive global client base in the financial industry. He was previously the China analyst for Stone & McCarthy Research Associates in Beijing, and has
Gareth Ward is a career diplomat. Prior to be appointed the Head of China Department at FCO, he was the Consul General in St. Petersburg, Russia. Further, Gareth has served in various positions at FCO in countries including Germany and