The historic growth of the Chinese economy has entered a new phase. China is moving aggressively from a strategy of imitation to one of innovation. Driven both by domestic needs and global ambition, China is establishing itself at the forefront
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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China’s over three decades-long population planning policy, known popularly as the ‘one child policy,’ took a major shift when Beijing announced late last year a shift to a nationwide two-child policy. In “One Child,” Mei Fong writes about the origins
In 2011, China cut the cables of some seismic survey ships, and suddenly the South China Sea dispute started to get worldwide coverage. There has been so much attention and debate concerning the South China Sea dispute. This firecely contested
In October 2015, China announced the end of its one-child poicy, marking the end of the three decades long government intervention into Chinese family planning. The controversial policy was first introduced in 1979 to help slow down the population growth.
Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London. Prior to this he was a diplomat, working for the British Foreign Office in London and China from 1998 to 2005, and