Lau-YCW Essay Competition – How Will China Change the World? Building Bridges with Bad Debt

Lau-YCW Essay Competition – How Will China Change the World? Building Bridges with Bad Debt

YCW recently partnered with the Lau China Institute at King’s College London to launch an essay competition on the topic: “How will China change the world?” One of the runners-up, Matthew Phan, delivered a comprehensive analysis of China’s economic growth and its impact on current thinking about trajectories of development.

Lau-YCW Essay Competition Winner – China’s Water Footprint: An Example for Future Policymakers

Lau-YCW Essay Competition Winner – China’s Water Footprint: An Example for Future Policymakers

Announcing the winner of the inaugural Lau-YCW essay competition… Lauren Dickey! Lauren submitted an impassioned essay on China’s water security, tracing the growing water crisis from Mao Zedong’s post-1949 development projects to Zhongnanhai’s “sponge city” pilot program. She makes a compelling case for how China’s response to water scarcity will change the world, arguing, “China’s partners and friends can learn from Beijing’s mistakes. But it is the success stories that others will emulate.”

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