Lars Ulrik Thom is a historian and writer based in Beijing. He studied sinology and Chinese language at universities in Copenhagen, Kunming and Beijing. He regularly speaks on the history of modern China and is the co-author of a Danish travel guide to Beijing.Thom is also the co-founder
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.
[Photo credit: Jens Schott Knudsen]
Beijing – Debate: China’s Economic Reform Agenda with Qian Liu, The Economist Intelligence Unit, and Andrew Polk, The Conference Board
Dr. Qian Liu is as the acting head of the analysts’ team based in Beijing, London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong, and is an expert on economic analysis and econometric forecasting on China’s provinces and 287 key prefectures. Qian
Beijing – ‘The Trilogy of RMB Internationalization’ with Dr. Li Lingfeng, Capula Investment Management LLP
Dr. Li joined Capula Investment Management LLP in 2008. The firm specializes in global fixed-income management and is located in London with affiliated offices in the United States, Hong Kong and Japan. The firm manages fixed income trading strategies for absolute return
Beijing – ‘Politics with Chinese Characteristics’ with Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Politics at the University of Sydney
Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and a member of the YCW Board of Advisors. On Oct. 21, Professor Brown discussed ‘Politics with Chinese characteristics: is the Xi style of leadership the arrival of modernity
Beijing – ‘Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China’s Future’ with Timothy Beardson, Chairman of Ilex Partners Limited
Timothy Beardson is the Chairman of Ilex Partners Limited, an investment banking firm specializing in linking China with the West. During 1984-99, Timothy Beardson founded and later sold Crosby Financial Holdings, which became the largest independent investment bank in the Far East. In 1989,