NüVoices and YCW London invites you to our China careers wanel

Young China Watchers London and NüVoices are co-hosting a wanel (women panel) on how to build a successful China-related career, featuring three experts – Katie Hunt, Ye Liu and Holly White – working on China with experience in media, academia, government and the private sector.

As the importance of China continues to grow, more people are looking to pursue diverse careers related to China. The global #MeToo movement has highlighted the need for targeted discussions on how we can combat gender-based challenges and strive for not only “equal opportunity” but also “equal outcomes” in the workplace. Through a discussion and Q&A focusing on personal anecdotes and industry insights, we will explore key factors for young professionals seeking China-related careers today, and the ways we can support gender minorities in the workplace. The event will be moderated by Jessie Lau, journalist and NüVoices board member. After the panel we will move to the nearby pub Silver Cross for networking drinks.

Please RSVP here

Wednesday, Feb. 20. Doors open 18:45, event starts 19:00


RUSI – Royal United Services Institute
61 Whitehall
SW1A 2ET London
United Kingdom


Katie Hunt is a London-based journalist and writer, with almost 20 years of experience at major international news organisations. Until last year she was a senior digital producer at CNN International in Hong Kong and lead China coverage for the CNN website. Katie was previously a correspondent for Reuters news agency in Bangkok, Hong Kong and London and worked as an online journalist in the BBC’s Business and Economics Unit. She started her career as a translator and reporter at The China Post newspaper in Taipei. Katie has a BA Hons in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Economic Development from LSE. Katie has two daughters.

Dr. Ye Liu is a Lecturer in International Development at King’s College London. Her research primarily focuses on education, gender, youth opportunity, and the legacies of China’s One-Child policy. She was awarded the 2014 Junior Sociologist Prize by the International Sociology Association’s Research Committee on Women in Society for her research on the women from the One-Child generation. She has achieved extensive media coverage and public engagement for her work on the One-Child policy, including acting as panellist and chair for the session on Women, China and the ‘Two-Child’ Policy as part of the 2017 China Changing Festival at the Southbank Centre. Her first monograph entitled: ‘Higher Education, Meritocracy and Inequality in China’ was published by Springer in 2016.

Holly White is a Senior Consultant at Rouse, an intellectual property business. She supports businesses and universities to exploit innovation and commercial opportunities in China. Prior to joining Rouse in September 2017, Holly was a civil servant.  Her most recent role was as Regional Manager for Asia-Pacific for the Science and Innovation Network based in the British Embassy in Beijing. Holly’s main focus was China, where she led the UK Government’s relationship in her field, working with institutions in both countries to manage over £360m in joint R&D programmes.