As an author and reporter, Angela Köckritz brings stories of everyday China to everyday Germans—both the good and the bad. In this interview, Köckritz shares her thoughts on writing in China, the story of her China’s colleague’s arrest, and contends that citizens of China are going through a profound period of reflection: “People are in the process of soul-searching, trying to find out what they stand for and how they see their own culture.” Read on to discover what else she learned.
Is the Communist Party starting to crack? What can China learn from India’s experience with rural migration to cities? Dr. Lynette Ong of the University of Toronto provides insight into some of the biggest domestic issues facing China over the next decade.
President Xi Jinping has centralized power in China to unprecedented levels. He has sidelined the prime minister and the State Council and tries to control everything himself, says Harvard University historian Roderick MacFarquhar in this podcast interview from MERICS, a YCW Partner.
In this sweeping review of China’s relationships with its neighbors and citizens, Dr. Thomas Fingar of Stanford University weaves together history and opinion to prepare for the future: “China’s strategy of doing the ‘easy’ things first has created a situation in which the only things left to do are ‘hard.'”
Jeffrey Towson, best-selling author, professor, and private equity investor, offers sage advice for those seeking opportunities in the Middle Kingdom: Whether searching for an investment opportunity or finding a job, “You don’t want to compete fairly in China.” Read on to learn how he’s differentiated himself in a crowded marketplace and how you can too.