This year began with President Xi Jinping extolling the virtues of globalization at Davos and, from there, never failed to deliver moments in global affairs that ranged from eyebrow-raising to surreal. We selected a few particularly insightful interviews and features that may provide some understanding of what happened in 2017, and a sense of direction for what lies ahead.
Danit Gal tells us about the implications of AI in China , a “do it first, and regulate later” mentality, and which Chinese companies are prone to win the AI race.
YCW compiled a summary report of the inaugural YCW-Lau Conference held on 14 October 2017, centering on the theme: “China in 2050: The World Through Beijing’s Eyes.” Check out photos and the link to download the summary report on our blog.
Over the past few weeks, we canvassed members of the YCW global network for their thoughts on what to expect from the upcoming 19th Party Congress. Will Wang Qishan stay on the committee? What levers are left to pull on North Korea? Which conglomerate is in the cross-hairs for restrictions on outbound investment? Take a look, and let us know how your predictions match up.
Damien Ma, co-founder of MacroPolo and Fellow and Associate Director of the Think Tank at the Paulson Institute, talks to YCW about launching a new digital platform in the crowded China-watching space, and how he uses scarcity as a device to analyze China’s trajectory.