May was a busy month for our organisation! Below you’ll find an overview of the events we organised, as well as events that are coming up soon!

Our London chapter will soon announce new events in their Climate Series, sign up for chapter updates to stay posted!

Meanwhile, our international Mentorship Program is partnering with SupChina to organise a string of events over the summer. The first of which takes the shape of a debate, titled “Is the China Career Dead?” More information further down this newsletter!

Young China Watchers was represented by our Shanghai chapter at the 15th International Professional Women’s Society’s Women’s Leadership Awards, an evening of recognising female leadership. We presented the Young Business Leader of the Year award to Ashley Dudarenok, a China marketing expert based in Hong Kong.

Across our global chapters

YCW Beijing (June 3)

Where Is China’s Alternative Protein Market Heading?

YCW Beijing hosted a panel discussion featuring Huiyi Lin, Doris Lee, Christiana Zhu and Vince Lu. The panel discussed China’s alternative protein market outlook, opportunities and challenges. A night full of intellectual conversations, entrepreneurial stories, and tasty snacks!

YCW London (May 25)

The Changing Geopolitics of Climate Change, with Isabel Hilton

Taken together, the U.S., China, and the EU accounted for nearly half of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2018. Each player has their own domestic agenda and global ambitions that shape their approach to climate policy. In this instalment of our climate series, YCW’s Sarah Montgomery spoke with Isabel Hilton — an expert on China and the climate and founder of China Dialogue — about the impact geopolitical tensions could have on the global fight against climate change.

YCW Europe (May 18)

V4 Series online debate: Navigating the U.S.– China rivalry in Central and Eastern Europe

In the second event of the V4 Series, our European chapters explored the question of how the U.S.– China rivalry plays into Central and Eastern European countries’ relations with China.

YCW Beijing (May 11)

New Approaches to Multilateralism in the 21st Century

YCW Beijing hosted a conversation with Sir Danny Alexander about how new approaches to multilateralism can shape the future of international cooperation.

Upcoming events

YCW Mentorship Program and SupChina (June 10, 9pm CST)

Debate: Is the China Career Dead?

Young China Watchers partners with SupChina to bring you a series of events over the summer. For the first event, two prominent China experts go head to head in a lively debate over the value of being a “China Person.” After each round of debate, the audience will vote on their position and choose the winner, followed by a brief discussion by the speakers and time for Q&A. With Huiyi Lin, Zak Dychtwald and Kaiser Kuo.


YCW Singapore (June 23, 7pm SGT)

Chinese Exceptionalism in a Coronavirus World: The Struggle for the Moral High Ground in Global Politics

The Singapore chapter is hosting a webinar with Prof. Benjamin Ho of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at NTU. Sign up for chapter updates to receive the latest information on this event.

Latest from the YCW blog

Nicole Newendorp, Harvard anthropologist, speaks about her book, “Chinese Senior Migrants and the Globalization of Retirement.”

Karoline Kan, climate reporter, shares her thoughts on recent developments in China-U.S. climate cooperation and China’s climate policy.


Sixth Tone is hiring for several positions on their editorial team.

The U.S.-China Commission is hiring a Policy Analyst for the Security and Foreign Affairs Team, and hiring an Operations Support Specialist for the Operations and Administration Team.

The Wire is hiring a staff writer.

Global Taiwan Institute is advertising for scholarship and Visiting Fellowship applications.

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.

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YCW Newsletter (June 2021)
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