Mainland Chinese (or “PRC Chinese”) make up one of the largest migrant groups in Singapore today. Following the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1990, the Chinese have arrived continuously and in increasingly significant numbers to pursue
YCW Singapore was launched in late June 2015, the organization's eighth global chapter. Geographically located within six hours of major cities in China and India, the biggest powers in Asia, Singapore has grown to be the ideal crossroads between East and West. The city-state plays a pivotal role in the West’s engagement with Asia and vice versa. YCW Singapore is well positioned to tap into the country’s robust, multi-racial and large international community to examine the delicate foreign policy dynamics, economic and social interactions between the East and West.
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Young China Watchers Singapore dived into a visual exploration of contemporary China. The speakers will discussed their careers documenting China in photographs and film. How Hwee Young is chief photographer for the European Pressphoto Agency in Beijing. Her images have won
The Malaysian-born Mei Fong is an author and journalist who started her journalism career as a reporter at The New Paper after graduating from the National University of Singapore. In 1999 she moved to New York for her Masters in
Susan Jakes is an award-winning journalist who has covered contemporary China for the past decade. Jakes joined the Asia Society in 2010 as an Arthur Ross Fellow and in founding editor of ChinaFile, an English-language online magazine which publishes both
Michael Meyer is the author of the acclaimed nonfiction book The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed. He first came to China in 1995 with the Peace Corps, and for over a decade