Paul Procee works as the Lead Urban Specialist at the World Bank office in China. An environmental engineer with more than 15 years of experience in urban environmental and infrastructure management, he joined the World Bank in 1999 and has
YCW was founded in Beijing in 2009. As it is located in China's capital, the chapter has garnered strong interest from the diplomatic, business, academic and journalistic circles. YCW Beijing has hosted distinguished speakers including:
- Zhu Feng, professor of Peking University's School of International Studies and Executive Director of the Collaborative Innovation Center for South China Sea Studies at Nanjing University.
- Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group
- David Dollar, the former Economic and Financial Emissary to China for the US Treasury
- Barry Naughton, Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs of University of California, San Diego.
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Beijing – ‘Is China State Capitalist? A Critical Appraisal’ with Matt Ferchen, Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
Matt Ferchen is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where he runs the China and the Developing World Program. His research focuses on the governance of China’s urban informal economy, debates about the “China model
Beijing – ‘Political Stability in China: Lessons from the Ancient Intellectuals’ with He Fan of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
He Fan is Assistant Director at the Institute of World Economics and Politics within the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the leading think tank for China’s top leadership. He is one of the top economists in China and one of
Beijing – ‘The Third Plenum, Economic Reforms and the Future of Xi Jinping’ with Barry Naughton, University of California, San Diego
Barry Naughton is the So Kwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Naughton is an authority on the Chinese economy, with an emphasis on issues
Beijing – ‘Reflections on Economic and Political Reform During My Nine Years in China’ with David Dollar, former U.S. Treasury Financial and Economic Emissary to China
From 2004-09, David Dollar served as the World Bank’s country director for China and Mongolia in Beijing, publishing extensively on China’s ongoing economic transition. He remained in Beijing as the Treasury Department’s economic and financial emissary to China, where he was deeply