Alec Ash, author and founder of “the Anthill,” sees something new and distinct in Chinese millennials: “The only generalization you can make about a group this large is how complex and diverse they are—and that itself is something new, as their parents didn’t really have the opportunity to be different or explore a proper youth culture.” Read on for more about how he attempts to understand China through a different lens: stories, individuals, and literature.
Julia Voo is Deputy Head of Policy and Ministerial Liaison for UK Trade and Investment at the British Embassy in Beijing. After moving to China in 2011, she worked in the Development section of the Delegation of the European Union,
Fraser Howie is Director of Newedge Financial in Singapore and co-author of three books on the Chinese financial system, including “Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundations of China’s Extraordinary Rise” (named a 2011 Book of the Year by The Economist).
Nathaniel Ahrens is director of the Office of China Affairs at the University of Maryland. He is also executive director of the American Mandarin Society, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations.
Mark L. Clifford is the executive director of the Asia Business Council and author of “The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency.” Previously he was editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post, publisher and editor-in-chief