Launched in early 2015, San Francisco was established as the second branch of Young China Watchers in the United States. Strategically located next to Silicon Valley and some of the world's leading universities, YCW San Francisco attracts a diverse and highly engaged group of China-interested scholars, students, and professionals. Since its founding, YCW SF has hosted esteemed names such as:

- Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society
- Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University
- John Pomfret, The Washington Post
- Susan Shirk, Chair, 21st Century Project at University of California, San Diego
- Tom Fingar, Shorenstein APARC Fellow at Stanford University
- Harry Harding, Dean, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia
- Shirley Lin, Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Virginia
- Vinod Aggarwal, Director of the APEC Study Center at University of California, Berkeley
- Andy Rothman, Investment Strategist, Matthews Asia


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San Francisco – ‘Partners to Save the World, the U.S., China, and Climate Change’ with Craig Hart, Renmin University

San Francisco – ‘Partners to Save the World, the U.S., China, and Climate Change’ with Craig Hart, Renmin University

On February 4, 2016, YCW SF hosted a round table discussion on U.S.-China climate change leadership and the recent Paris climate change agreements.  Craig Hart, one of America’s foremost climate scholars based out of China, led an invigorating discussion over drinks at Salesforce.com

San Francisco – ‘The United States and China: Same Bed, Different Dreams, Shared Destiny’ with Thomas Fingar, Shorenstein APARC Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University, Former Deputy Director of National Intelligence and Chairman, National Intelligence Council

San Francisco – ‘The United States and China: Same Bed, Different Dreams, Shared Destiny’ with Thomas Fingar, Shorenstein APARC Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University, Former Deputy Director of National Intelligence and Chairman, National Intelligence Council

On December 9,  YCW SF hosted Thomas Fingar to an enlightening discussion on  China’s development from its past to present and current state of U.S. and China relations.  Thomas Fingar is the inaugural Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for