August 17, 2015
Dear Young China Watchers,
Welcome to YCW‘s August newsletter. Summer is winding down, but we have plenty to share about our past month’s events and interviews on the blog. We hope to see you at some of our upcoming events across YCW‘s global chapters!
Across our global chapters
On July 13, YCW Shanghai hosted William Duff, Chief of the Political and Economic Section at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, who spoke about the deepening economic partnership between the U.S. and China.
In Beijing on July 14, acclaimed journalist (Time, New York Times) and author Richard Bernstein discussed how the United States and China arrived at their current balance of diplomacy and distrust.
On July 16 in London, Asia House Literary Festival Manager and author Jemimah Steinfeld spoke on the topic of her latest book, attitudes toward sex among China’s youth.
On July 21, YCW Singapore hosted Benjamin Lim, Reuters North Asia Specialist Correspondent, who shared insight into China’s boldest anti-corruption campaign in decades.
In New York on July 29, Managing Director and Founder of Orient Capital Research Andrew Collier spoke on China’s debt, bond swaps, the bond market, and Xi Jinping’s role in it all.
On August 4 in Hong Kong, Kristof van den Troost, MA Deputy Programme Director of the Centre for China Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong explored the vision of “revolution” today in the work of one of China’s most important living film directors.
On August 6, YCW Shanghai hosted Jacob Parker, Director and Chief Representative of the U.S.-China Business Council in Shanghai, who spoke about the “new normal” business environment for multinational corporations working in China today.
YCW‘s upcoming events
YCW New York: Jonas Parello-Plesner, Former Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Former Relations and co-author of China’s Strong Arm: Protecting Citizens and Assets Abroad will speak on August 31.
YCW Shanghai: Director of the SOAS China Institute at the University of London Michel Hockx will speak on September 13 about the surprising world of internet literature in China. Learn more about Dr. Hockx in our interview with him on the blog.
Our latest on the YCW blog
We continue to share the work of our YCW partner, China Politics Weekly on the YCW blog, summarizing the leading developments related to China.
Job & Academic Opportunities
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The Brookings Institution is looking for a Publications and Translation Coordinator at the John L. Thornton China Center. Learn more and apply here.