Sinica co-host Kaiser Kuo has been a leading voice on culture and technology in China for the past twenty years. In this interview, he shares his vision for China’s startup industry, what followers of the Sinica Podcast can expect now that it is Kaiser’s full-time gig, and how perceptions of China have changed since he first moved to Beijing.
Scholarships Announcement: Schwarzman Scholars, a fully-funded year in China for the world’s most promising young leaders, is accepting applications for its 2017-18 class. Based on an 11-month professional Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University, the Schwarzman Scholars experience includes internships, senior mentors, and travel seminars around China.
Why does institutionalized security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific remain fragmented? What is the way forward after the arbitration tribunal’s verdict on the South China Sea? Dr. Gudrun Wacker from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) tells us about conflict management in the South China Sea and the role of Europe and Germany in Asian security.
On September 14, Young China Watchers San Francisco hosted Vinnie Aggarwal, esteemed trade expert Vinnie Aggarwal. Dr. Aggarwal spoke about the Trans-Pacific Partnership; its viability; and its potential impact on U.S.-China relations. Vinod (Vinnie) Aggarwal is Travers Family Senior Faculty Fellow
Philip will discuss how the wider political economy of China’s energy sector provides constraints and opportunities for the country to accelerate its transition to a low-carbon energy economy. He will draw on ideas relating to institutionalism – namely the formal