October 16, 2015

Dear Young China Watchers,

Welcome to October’s newsletter. This month we are particularly excited to announce the launch of our latest chapter: YCW Brussels! Read on for more about the kick off, exciting events this month across our nine global chapters, and new interviews on the blog.


YCW Brussels Launch with Shada Islam

Please join us on October 28 for the launch of YCW Brussels! Director of Policy at Friends of Europe Shada Islam will speak about ‘China, Asia and Europe: It’s Getting Complicated.’ RSVP for the launch and sign up to hear about future events in Brussels.


Across our global chapters

On September 16, YCW New York hosted Arthur Kroeber, Managing Director of GaveKal Dragonomics, who tackled a question on everybody’s mind: ‘Is China Ready for Global Economic Leadership?’ On September 18 they welcomed Scott Kennedy, Deputy Director of the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, for a lunch discussion on ‘A Clash of Civilizations? China and Global Financial Governance.’

In Shanghai on September 21Tansen Sen​, Professor of History at City University of New York-Baruch College, analyzed the relationship between the two most populous countries in the world, discussing ‘The Present and Future of India-China Relations.’

On September 27 in Singapore, Director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center and YCW Advisor Paul Haenle shared a thoughtful ‘Assessment of U.S.-China Relations After the State Visit.’

In London on September 28, YCW held a panel on ‘Reporting in China: Politics, Investigation and Truth’ with Financial Times correspondent Malcolm Moore and Vincent Ni, reporter for the BBC World Service.

On September 30 in Berlin, journalist Angela Köckritz talked about ‘Cloud Walking and Reporting from China,” drawing on her experience as a Beijing correspondent for DIE ZEIT.

YCW’s upcoming events

In addition to our Brussels launch on October 28, we have events coming up across our nine global chapters, so join us wherever you find yourself:

YCW London: On October 23, SOAS Professor Dr. Carlos Oya will investigate ‘Why So Much Interest in China-Africa Links?’ This event is a collaboration with The Centre for African Studies and SOAS China Institute. RSVP here.

YCW San Francisco: University of California, San Diego Professor of Chinese Studies Susan Shirk will speak on November 2 about ‘China Under Xi Jinping.’ RSVP here.

YCW New York: Gady Epstein, China Correspondent for The Economist, will speak in early November.

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 chapters you’re interested in.

Our latest on the YCW blog

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On the blog this month we talked with Sim Chi Yin, a Beijing-based photographer and multimedia journalist focused on social issues in Asia, about her documentary project on the dire health impacts of China’s gold industry, the “fast and loose” ethics of journalism in China, and choosing the right medium to tell stories that inspire action.

Get to know Chiara Zannini, Director of Content for YCW Brussels! We caught up with Chiara about what drew her to study EU-China relations, what’s changed since she got into the field, her work on China’s relations with North Korea, and her hopes for the newly launched Brussels chapter.

Professional & Academic Opportunities

The University of California, San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy seeks an Assistant Director to oversee operations and development of its China Programs. More information available here.

Project Pengyou invites qualifying American students and alumni in Shangahi to apply to attend the Committee of 100‘s Leadership Mentorship Forum and Gala. Sign up with Project Pengyou here and contact Alyssa Farrelly to apply by midnight October 17.

Global Governance Futures is bringing together young professionals to look ahead at key global challegnes. The 25 selected individuals from China, Germany, India, Japan and the United States will meet through 2016-2017. Apply by November 15. Learn more here.

The Yenching Academy of Peking University is a fully funded Master’s degree program in China Studies taught in English. Applications for the 2016 class are due January 31, 2016. Learn more and apply here.

Looking for a way to support your continuing Chinese studies? Check out this master list of scholarships and fellowships for study in both China and Taiwan.

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 info@youngchinawatchers.com.
YCW Newsletter – October 2015
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