Shen Dingli, Associate Dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies and adviser on arms control and regional security, talks to YCW about the most pressing security issues facing China, spanning land reclamation in the South China Sea, Sino-U.S. relations, agitation from Pyongyang, Taiwan and tension with India. A must read for any China-watchers with a security focus.
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.”
Bill Hayton is a journalist with BBC World News and an Associate Fellow of the Asia Programme at Chatham House. He has worked for the BBC since 1998, serving as the Vietnam correspondent from 2006 to 2007. He is the