• Clingan Madeleine May Clingan

    Madeleine May Clingan

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    Madeleine, a UK national with both Trinidadian and British heritage, graduated from the University of York where she studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. During her time as an undergraduate, she founded York Anti-Trafficking Student Group (YATS) with a group of peers, won five consecutive international and national Model United Nations ‘Best Delegate’ Awards for her debating and negotiation skills, and worked as a Policy Advisor in the UK Civil Service. Her interest in China spans back over five years, starting when she first conducted research into modern China’s economic and social reforms. In previous trips to the country, she lived in a small town in Zhejiang province and attended Zhejiang University as a Study China scholar. As a Yenching scholar, she studies the intersection of politics and law in social spheres. Her current research focuses on Chinese social enterprises and the social and environmental safeguards employed on Chinese overseas investment projects.

  • Miller William TG Miller

    William TG Miller

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  • Reilly Jessica Reilly

    Jessica Reilly

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    Jessica graduated with first class honours from Emmanuel College, the University of Cambridge, where she was also elected President of her Student Union. After completion of her first degree, she worked as a strategy consultant before beginning a postgraduate course in Chinese studies at SOAS University in London. Her current thesis investigates the influence of corporates in the pharmaceutical industry on the Chinese domestic health market. Jessica grew up between the U.S., the UK and Singapore. Her numerous internships, including with the British Foreign Office’s Chevening Scholarship, inspired her interest in diplomacy and cross-cultural communication. At the Yenching Academy, Jessica is pursuing Politics and International Relations as her research area. She hopes to focus further on the role of transnational corporations in the global policy environment, and more specifically on Anglo-Chinese bilateral ties.