This is an opinion piece written by the author below, and does not reflect the position of YCW. By Johanna Costigan On 2 December in London, Former Prime Minister of Australia and current President of the Asia Society
Looking back at 2019, this is our selection of particularly insightful and eye-opening interviews and features from the global China-watching community.
The third annual YCW-Lau Conference, held in November 2019, brought together China-focused experts and young thinkers on the theme: “PRC at 70: Behind the Headlines.” Download our free conference summary report and listen to our recap on the YCW Podcast.
After reviewing dozens of candidates for our second annual Young China Watcher of the Year Award, our nomination committee narrowed the list of highly qualified individuals down to five. These outstanding nominees represent a wide variety of China-related fields: they work (or have worked) in journalism, government, nonprofits, and arts & culture.
YCW’s Insa Ewert discusses Europe’s divisions and common positions towards an increasingly assertive China. Her analysis covers EU investment screening mechanisms, approaches to 5G networks and shifting public perceptions of China.