June 15, 2015
Dear Young China Watchers,
Welcome to YCW’s June newsletter. We hope you’re enjoying your summer. Read on about our past month’s events, the latest interviews on the blog, and upcoming events around the world for the next month. In particular, YCW is looking forward to its launch in Singapore!
Introducing YCW Singapore
We are pleased to announce the launch of our eighth and latest chapter, YCW Singapore. YCW Singapore’s inaugural event will be a talk by Daniel Hui, Head of Emerging Markets Asia Foreign Exchange Strategy at JPMorgan, on June 29. RSVP here.
Across our global chapters
In London on May 22, YCW London hosted a dinner discussion with Jianguan Shen, Managing Director and Chief Economist of Mizuho Securities Asia on a range of issues including RMB internationalisation.
On May 28, YCW San Francisco hosted a dinner with Andy Rothman, Investment Strategist of Matthews Asia. Guests joined Rothman in a lively discussion of China’s ongoing economic development and its ability to weather current changes in the market.
In Beijing on May 29, University of Oregon professor Bryna Goodman spoke about early 20th century Chinese ideas of finance capitalism and the continuing impact of culture and history on contemporary Chinese politics and economy.
On May 30, YCW Shanghai hosted Professor of Investment at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management Jeffrey Towson and Jonathan Woetzel, Asia Director of the McKinsey Global Institute. The co-authors of The One Hour China Consumer Book spoke about the new nature of competition in China.
Former Acting Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) John Lipsky spoke in Shanghai on June 5 about the latest efforts to “green” China’s financial system in order to meet global environmental goals.
In Beijing on June 9, Daniel Rosen spoke about what growing foreign direct investment flows mean for the US-China relationship. Rosen is the Founding Partner of Rhodium Group and serves on the YCW Board of Advisors.
YCW’s upcoming events
In addition to our YCW Singapore chapter launch on June 29, we look forward to hosting the following speakers across our other global chapters.
YCW Berlin: Hanns-Günther Hilpert, head of the Asia Research Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, will speak about the nature and implications of the Asia Infrastructure and Investment Bank on June 23.
YCW London: Writer and journalist Jemimah Steinfeld, author of Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China, will speak on July 16.
Our latest on the YCW blog
We interviewed Hans Steinmüller, specialist in anthropology at the London School of Economics. He shared his views on the China Dream and morality in a modernizing China.
We continue to share the work of our YCW partner, China Politics Weekly on the YCWblog, summarizing the leading developments related to China.
The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is recruiting a Senior Policy Fellow to act as the Deputy Director of the Asia and China Programme to develop the programme under the strategic direction of the Programme Director, and to provide analysis on key political, social and security issues related to EU policies towards Asia and China. More here.
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Asia country analysis unit is looking for a Research Analyst to join their London-based team. A strong understanding of macroeconomics and an interest in Asia, or part of the region, are required. More information available here.
The Great Britain China Centre is looking for an Assistant Director to advance its work promoting closer UK-China relations through dialogue and forging partnerships to develop the rule of law, good governance and sustainable development. More here.
As always, if you have ideas for our global chapters or would like to work with us, contact us at [email protected].