May 12, 2015

Dear Young China Watchers,

Welcome to YCW’s May newsletter. Read on to explore our past month’s events, the latest interviews and features on the blog, and preview upcoming events around the world for the rest of May.


Across our global chapters

We are very excited to welcome the newest chapter in our global network of China watchers. YCW Berlin launched on April 21 with a discussion by former German ambassador to China and incoming Senior Advisor to the German Marshall Fund, Volker Stanzel, and Qin Yaqing, President of China Foreign Affairs University. Both spoke about China’s new foreign policy and its implications for East Asian regional order.

On April 15, YCW hosted Michel Hockx, founding director of the China Institute at London University’s School of Oriental and and African Studies (SOAS), who spoke about Chinese internet literature.


In Shanghai, YCW hosted James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, who spoke about his recent research into what Americans think of China on April 19.

YCW also hosted Zennon Kapron, Founder and Director of Kapronasia, who spoke in Shanghai about banking in China on May 7.

Mary Boyd, Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Corporate Network in Shanghai, also presented EIU’s findings on China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ strategy on May 11.

YCW’s upcoming events

We’ve got an exciting summer of speaker events and meet ups. Make sure to sign up here to receive invitations to our events. Or check your subscription settings to ensure you’re receiving updates from city ch apters you’re interested in.

YCW Hong Kong: Zennon Kapron, Founder and Director of Kapronasia will speak about banking innovation and the entry of third party non-financial institutions in China on May 13.

YCW London: Dinner discussion with Shen Jianguang, Chief Economist of Mizuho Securities Asia Limited on May 22.

YCW San Francisco: Dinner discussion with Andy Rothman, Investment Strategist for Matthews Asia on May 28.

YCW Beijing: On May 29, University of Oregon’s Professor of Chinese History Byrna Goodman will speak about early 20th Chinese ideas of finance capitalism and the 1921 exchange bubble.

Our latest on the YCW blog

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We interviewed Michel Hockx, Director of the SOAS China Institute, about the surprising creativity of Chinese internet literature, and Harvard professor Jie Li about exploring China’s history through film and material culture. We also shared a lively conversation on legal reform between Chinese legal experts Jeremy Daum of the Yale China Center and Elizabeth M. Lynch, founder and editor of China Law & Policy.

We’re pleased to introduce our latest YCW partner, China Politics Weekly, created by London based consultant Trey McArver and now featured in biweekly installments on our blog, his work summarizes the leading developments related to Ch ina

Comings, goings and opportunities

YCW shares many jobs and internship opportunities across different cities, all focused on China. For more, please visit our Facebook and LinkedIn for updates.
As always, if you have ideas for our global chapters or would like to work with us, contact us at [email protected].






YCW Newsletter May 2015
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