Young China Watchers Presents: Gareth Ward | Young China Watchers, London


by Project Pengyou on September 1st, 2014   1746 views

When and Where

  • 01/09/2014
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  • House of Commons
    House of Commons, Committee Room 7
    London
    United Kingdom
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Young China Watchers Presents: Gareth Ward | Young China Watchers, London

Event Details

We’re very excited to have Gareth Ward, Head of China Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, join us to share his views on China’s rise and the UK.

Young China Watchers presents

Gareth Ward
Monday, September 1st, 2014 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

China’s rise – threat or opportunity? The West cannot seem to make up its mind. The implications of China’s arrival as a global power perhaps cannot be simply described as good or bad. The undeniable fact is that China is on its way to becoming world’s largest importer of goods and services. Every country can choose how to react to China’s new influence. The UK has welcomed China’s investments in the nuclear energy sector. It has also created a hub in the City of London for renminbi trading, and bilateral trades between China and the UK are strengthening. But what are the broader implications of China’s rise, and more importantly, what does it mean for the UK?

We’re very excited to have Gareth Ward, Head of China Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, join us to share his views on China’s rise and the UK.

Gareth Ward is a career diplomat. Prior to be appointed the Head of China Department at FCO, he was the Consul General in St. Petersburg, Russia. Further, Gareth has served in various positions at FCO in countries including Germany and Austria. Gareth holds a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors degree from the University of Cambridge. 

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The event will be held in Committee Room 17 in the House of Commons. Please enter the House of Commons via the St Stephen’s entrance on St Margaret’s Street. Inform security at all times that you are attending a meeting hosted by Dai Havard MP in CR 17 on China. After the meeting is over we will move to a nearby pub for a less formal get-together, we encourage you to stay on if you can.

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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.

Please include your name and affiliation with your RSVP.  For any questions and inquiries, please call 07972 888114.

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