On June 20, 2020, Young China Watchers London hosted this webinar with Doris Lee (Principal Consultant at GFIC); Darin Friedrichs (Senior Asia Commodity Analyst at INTL FCStone Shanghai); and Seth Cook (Associate at the Food and Land Use Coalition).
Launched in 2013, YCW London has attracted a wide variety of China experts to speak, who include:
- Dr Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia
- Dame Caroline Wilson, UK Ambassador to China
- Lord O’Neill, former Commercial Secretary to the UK Treasury
- Gary Liu, then-CEO of SCMP
- Lord Green, former HSBC CEO/Chairman
- Dr Yukon Huang, former China Director at World Bank
- Carrie Gracie, then-China Editor at BBC News
The YCW London chapter is proud to host the YCW London Mentorship Programme, an enriching initiative that links early-career young professionals and students with esteemed mentors. Our mentors are a group of experienced China-professionals from a variety of fields, such as finance, policy, business, journalism, technology, and research.
Running annually from February to January, our programme provides a platform for mentors and mentees to engage in regular discussions, exploring career opportunities, aspirations, and personal growth. Previous mentees have gone on to secure jobs and academic postings in Greater China, as well as join China-focused organisations in the UK.
Our call for mentee applications opens in December each year, welcoming individuals based in and around London with a passion for building a China-related career. If you have any questions or wish to be considered as one of our YCW mentors, please write to our Mentorship Director, Hugo Briggs (h[dot]briggs[at]youngchinawatchers[dot]com).
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YCW LN: Feeding China: Sustainability and Challenges in the Quest for Food Security with Doris Lee (Principal Consultant at GFIC); Darin Friedrichs (Senior Asia Commodity Analyst at INTL FCStone Shanghai); and Seth Cook (Associate at the Food and Land Use
On June 3, 2020, Young China Watchers London hosted this webinar with Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). About Barbara Finamore Barbara Finamore has nearly four decades of experience in environmental
YCW Climate Series: Pangolin Panic? The Realities of China’s Wildlife Reforms with Aron White (Campaigner & China Specialist at Environmental Investigation Agency); Jinfeng Zhou (Secretary-General at China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF)); and Jingwei Zhang (Investment, Trade &
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.