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.
YCW canvassed its global chapters for their 2019 Summer reading recommendations. The list covers our top recommendations books on Politics & International Affairs, Economics & Business and Culture & Society.
YCW’s Virgil Bisio reviews “Dead Pigs,” a debut film by Chinese-American director Cathy Yan, which grapples with the challenges and contradictions of everyday life in China.
While the U.S.-China trade conflict dominated mainstream media, several other events of 2018 will shape the China of the future, among them the removal of the presidential term limits or the development of Artificial Intelligence capabilities. Looking back at the past year, we selected a few particularly insightful interviews and features that may provide a wider view on the variety of issues and topics emerging from the China-watching community globally.