Dear Young China Watchers,
We hope you had a lovely Easter and a peaceful Qingming festival.
As our European chapters continue a deep dive into China’s presence in Eastern Europe, our podcast joins the conversation with Czech analyst Filip Šebok, discussing China’s role in Czech domestic policy and the future of the 17+1 Initiative.
Meanwhile, the YCW London team are working on a climate event series, taking place this summer. The series will kick off with an event with Isabel Hilton. subscribe to chapter updates to stay informed.
We’ve also added a new section to our newsletter. You’ll find the latest opportunities in China watching at the end of this letter.
Across our global chapters
YCW London (March 20)
The future of law and the Belt and Road Initiative
YCW London hosted legal academics and practising lawyers in conversation on the way law and lawyers shape the BRI.
If you’d like to read more about the Belt and Road, a Council of Foreign Relations task force, including our San Francisco alumnus Fred Tsai, just released this report on BRI implications for the U.S.
YCW London (April 17, 11am)
Visible in China: a Discussion of LGBTQ+ Progress and Activism
With Ivy Wong (DNI Consulting), Jessie Lau (NüVoices) and AJ Song (PartyFit, Beijing)
Latest from the YCW blog
Victor Shih and Young Yang, UC San Diego, speak about their new project which maps the CCP Elite.
Filip Šebok, Association for International Affairs, discusses China’s role in Czech domestic politics and the future of the 17+1 initiative in this podcast episode.
The Wire China is seeking a part-time Research Assistant or Research Associate.
The Max Weber Centre is accepting applications for a Ph.D position analyzing the expansion of Chinese corporations in the EU and Germany.
The Center for Advanced China Research is hiring open source analysts and summer interns.
CSISis hiring a Research Intern for this summer.
RADII is looking for candidates to fill a few full-time positions, including Executive Editor and Lifestyle Editor.
Young China Watchers is a dynamic group of China-focused young professionals. Through regular roundtables and talks with senior figures in the China policy and business communities, it provides a chance for engaged individuals to interact and discuss the most pressing issues emerging from China today. It aims to build a global network, fostering the next generation of China thought-leaders.