YCW and Lau China Institute at King’s College London recently closed its second essay competition on the topic: “Cyber China.” Our first runner-up winner, Kyi Yeung Goh, delivered a fascinating essay on the growing state regulation of cyberspace and the emerging forms of critical discourse by Chinese netizens.
We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2nd Lau-YCW Essay Competition… Chiu Wan Liu! This is a remarkable essay which captures a wider story of the gender norms, rural-urban divide and digital economy characteristic of modern-day China—one which we are honoured to share with the YCW network. Our warmest congratulations to Chiu Wan!
Vincent Ni is a journalist working for the BBC World Service in London. Most recently, he reported from Myanmar on its historic elections. He was previously a foreign correspondent for Caixin Media, reporting from Ukraine in 2014 and from Egypt
Prof Michel Hockx is the founder and Director of the China Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Having studied and taught at Leiden University for many years he came to SOAS in 1996