Young China Watchers (YCW) and King’s College London’s Lau China Institute held our fourth YCW-Lau China Conference in London on Saturday 7 November 2020. This year’s Conference coincided with the advent of the twenties and unprecedented, destabilising shifts around the
YCW’s London chapter was launched in 2013 and has since hosted most of its events in Parliament. Its inaugural speaker was Dr. Kerry Brown, Executive Director of the China Studies Centre, Professor of Chinese Politics at the University of Sydney and also a YCW Board Advisor. Situated in one of Europe's leading capitals, YCW London has attracted a wide variety of active members from different fields interested in China. Subsequent speakers also have included:
- Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, University of Oxford
- Steve Tsang, Director of the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham
- Leta Hong Fincher, author of "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China"
- Louisa Lim, author of "‘The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited’.
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The 4th YCW-King’s College London China Conference The 2020s: China’s decade? Saturday, November 7, 2020 Conference start time: • 1000hrs (London) • 1100hrs (Brussels & Berlin) • 1800hrs (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong & Singapore) • 0500hrs (Washington DC & New
YCW LN: Africa-China relations in motion with Lina Ayenew Getachew (Social entrepreneur and author, The Complete Beginners’ Guide to China-Africa relations); Miatta Momoh (Co-founder, Kente & Silk); and Joseph Olivier Mendoo (PhD candidate, Peking University) Sunday, October 18, 2020 •
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