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    YCW London: Lau China Institute King’s College China Conference 2018

    19 September 2018

    If you are interested in the past, present and future of China, this is a rare opportunity for you to explore a long view of (r)evolution in China.

    Our CEO – Ting Zhang has been invited to participate in the panel at this year’s Lau China Institute King’s College China conference. Last year’s conference was a major success. YCW and King’s College Lau China Institute are again bringing together leading China experts and emerging Young China Watchers on a single platform to analyse China’s past, present and future.Ting will join some other professional & senior executives from Imperial College Business School, HSBC, China Business Fusion and be sharing her view about China’s increasingly prominent role in the world of technology and innovation.


    Time: Saturday, October 13, 10:30 – 17:00

    Location: The Great Hall, King’s College, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS



    • AGENDA

    1030-1100 – Registration and coffee

    1100-1110 – Opening Remarks by YCW and Lau China InstituteSue Anne Tay, Global Director of YCW and Director for China and RMB Internationalisation, Group Strategy, HSBC
    Professor Kerry Brown, Director, Lau China Institute, King’s College London (KCL)

    1110-1130 – Keynote Speaker: Lord Jim O’Neill, Chair, Chatham House, Former Commercial Secretary to HM Treasury, former Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs & creator of the BRICs acronym

    1130-1245 – Panel 1: Past. How China’s past has shaped its present and the ways in which the country’s history is recast and repurposed to support the ruling regime and its policies.

    Moderator: Julia Chen, Director of YCW London and Strategy Lead at the UK’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.


    1. Professor Hans Van de Ven FBA, Professor of Modern Chinese History, University of Cambridge
    2. Dr Astrid Nordin, Senior Lecturer & Director of Lancaster University China Centre
    3. Professor Kent Deng, Professor of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
    4. Jeanne-Marie Gescher OBE, Barrister, Author and Adviser

    1245-1300 – Break and interviews

    1300-1415 – Panel 2: Present. China’s increased stridency on the world stage – should this be viewed as evolution or revolution?

    Moderator: James Tunningley, Head of YCW London and Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade, UK


    1. Tania Branigan, Foreign Leader (Editorial) Writer, former China correspondent for the Guardian
    2. Nigel Inkster, Senior Adviser, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) & Research Associate, Contemporary China Institute, London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
    3. Dr Yu Jie, Head of China Foresight & Senior Research Fellow, LSE IDEAS
    4. TBC

    1415-1500 – Lunch and interviews

    1500-1615 – Panel 3: Future. China’s increasingly prominent role in the world of technology and innovation

    Moderator: Bin (William) Xu, Director of YCW London and Strategy & Investment Advisor, Healthcare & Technology at Venture Propulsion System


    1. Professor George Yip, Author / Professor and Associate Dean at Imperial College Business School, former Co-Director of the CEIBS Centre on China Innovation
    2. Joyce Xie, Director at IP Group, former M&A banker and Portfolio Manager at HSBC
    3. Syrus Lohrasb, CEO of China-Britain Business Fusion / Founder of China-Britain AI Summit, former Finance Director at multiple international companies
    4. Ting Zhang, CEO of Crayfish / Founder of China Business Solutions, former China Venture Partner at Prime Ventures

    1615-1630 – Closing Remarks

    Raffaello Pantucci, YCW Co-founder and Director of International Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
    James Tunningley, Head of YCW London, and Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade, UK

    1630-1700 – Networking and interviews

    1700 – Ends

    Please register here

    By Crayfish

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