With the success of YCW’s climate event in London earlier this year and in light of the COVID pandemic highlighting the importance of global cooperation to solve the world’s biggest challenges, we are organising an online series addressing key issues at the intersection of China and the climate, including discussions with leading experts around energy, biodiversity and food security.
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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YCW LN: Book Club Series #1: Young China with Zak Dychtwald, Founding CEO at Young China Global Group Thursday, June 4, 2020, 19:00 (London) / 14:00 (New York) Access via a virtual conference platform – details in an Eventbrite email
Stories of the Chinese diaspora: COVID-19, Chinatowns and political participation with Freya Aitken-Turff (CEO at China Exchange), Michael Wilkes (Former Vice Chair at British Chinese Project) and Jessie Lau (Board Member and Online Editor-in-Chief at NüVoices) Saturday, April 25, 2020,
Alyssa Gilbert (Director of Policy and Translation at Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment), Jeff Swartz (Director, Climate Policy & Carbon Markets at South Pole), Sam Gaell (Executive Director at chinadialogue) and Yijing Li (Lecturer in Urban Informatics
YCW LN: Year of the Rat – Lunar New Year Drinks at the Old China Hand pub, Farringdon Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:00 pm Old China Hand, 8 Tysoe St, Farringdon, London EC1R 4RQ With the Year of the Rat