“CHINA IN 2050: THE WORLD THROUGH BEIJING’S EYES” 14 October, 2017.
In an inaugural half-day conference, YCW and King’s College Lau China Institute will bring together leading China experts and emerging Young China Watchers on a single platform to analyse China’s medium to long-term impact on the world.
YCW recently partnered with the Lau China Institute at King’s College London to launch an essay competition on the topic: “How will China change the world?” One of the runners-up, Matthew Phan, delivered a comprehensive analysis of China’s economic growth and its impact on current thinking about trajectories of development.
Announcing the winner of the inaugural Lau-YCW essay competition… Lauren Dickey! Lauren submitted an impassioned essay on China’s water security, tracing the growing water crisis from Mao Zedong’s post-1949 development projects to Zhongnanhai’s “sponge city” pilot program. She makes a compelling case for how China’s response to water scarcity will change the world, arguing, “China’s partners and friends can learn from Beijing’s mistakes. But it is the success stories that others will emulate.”
The 2015/2016 CTC-YCW Mentorship Program revolved around regular meetings between mentors and mentees. The pairs met about six times over the program, and conversations broadly centered on career aspirations, job hunting techniques, facilitating introductions, and discussion of China-related policy themes. One mentor