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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Singapore – ‘China: The Highlights of 2015′ with Susan Jakes, Founding Editor of ChinaFile and Senior Fellow of the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations

Singapore – ‘China: The Highlights of 2015′ with Susan Jakes, Founding Editor of ChinaFile and Senior Fellow of the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations

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

Singapore – ‘An Assessment of U.S. – China Relations After the State Visit’ with Paul Haenle, Director of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center

Singapore – ‘An Assessment of U.S. – China Relations After the State Visit’ with Paul Haenle, Director of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center

Paul Haenle is the director of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. In addition to running the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center, Haenle is also an adjunct professor at Tsinghua, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses to Chinese

Singapore – ‘The Strategic Impact of the Militarisation of the South China Sea’ with Alexander Neill, IISS-Asia Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia Pacific

Singapore – ‘The Strategic Impact of the Militarisation of the South China Sea’ with Alexander Neill, IISS-Asia Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia Pacific

Alexander Neill is a Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia Pacific security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia (IISS-Asia) office in Singapore. He is responsible for the IISS China programme, developing a comprehensive research agenda with key partners

Singapore – ‘Is China’s Boldest Anti-corruption Campaign In Decades A Means To An End Or An End In Itself?’ with Benjamin Lim, Reuters North Asia Specialist Correspondent

Singapore – ‘Is China’s Boldest Anti-corruption Campaign In Decades A Means To An End Or An End In Itself?’ with Benjamin Lim, Reuters North Asia Specialist Correspondent

Chinese President Xi Jinping who doubles as Communist Party and military chief has vowed to go after powerful “tigers” and lowly “flies” as part of an extensive crackdown on government corruption. But is the crackdown losing steam after ensnaring Zhou