July 13, 2015
Dear Young China Watchers,
Welcome to YCW’s July newsletter. We’re excited to share with you our past month’s activities, which included the launch of YCW Singapore and the latest interviews on the blog. Do join us at our upcoming events across YCW’s global chapters. Enjoy your summer!
Across our global chapters
On June 23, YCW Berlin hosted Dr. Hanns Günther Hilpert, Head of the Asia Research Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP Berlin), who spoke about the global implications of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
In Shanghai on June 23, Shui On Land’s Chief Economist David Wong and Joe Zhou, Head of Research for Jones Lang LaSalle, spoke on the effects of excess supply in the Chinese real estate market.
On June 29 we launched YCW Singapore, our eighth global chapter. The inaugural speaker was Daniel Hui, Head of Emerging Markets, Asia Forex Strategy at JP Morgan, who spoke on the role of RMB internationalisation in China’s global financial integration.
YCW’s upcoming events
YCW Beijing: Richard Bernstein, veteran journalist (Time, New York Times) and acclaimed author of China 1945: Mao’s Revolution and America’s Fateful Choice will speak on July14 on “US-China Diplomacy and Distrust: How They Got Here.”
YCW Shanghai: William Duff, Chief of the Political Economic Section of the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai will speak on July 16 about “The US-China Economic Relationship: Deeping Partnership.”
YCW London: Jemimah Steinfeld, author of Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China, will speak on July 16 about the complications of youth and sex in China today.
YCW Singapore: Reuters China Specialist Correspondent Benjamin Lim will speak on July21, asking, “Is China’s Boldest Anti-Corruption Campaign In Decades A Means To An End Or An End In Itself?”
Our latest on the YCW blog
This month, Matt Ferchen, resident scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and Head of their China and the Developing World Program, lent his expertise to our blog. He shared insight into the changing dynamics of China’s political and economic relations with Latin America, what more is needed for success, and what is at stake.
We also published a thoughtful conversation about the promise and potential pitfalls of recent joint US-China efforts to address climate change. Two experts on China sustainability weighed in: The Carnegie-Tsinghua Center’s Energy and Climate resident scholar Wang Tao and Carla Freeman, Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Institute at John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
We continue to share the work of our YCW partner, China Politics Weekly on the YCW blog, summarizing the leading developments related to China.
Non-profit education centre Khan Academy is hiring an Asia Strategy Fellow to promote its mission to provide free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. More details here.
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Asia country analysis unit is looking for a Research Analyst to join their London-based team. More information here.