China Hands, the Ivy League’s first student publication on U.S.-China relations, launched its 2013 fall issue magazine on Nov. 14 with a reception at Branford College featuring remarks by two of this year’s World Fellows.
The World Fellows — Wang Xingzui, vice president of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, the largest NGO in China, and Abhik Sen, managing editor of the Economist Group in London — shared their thoughts on the growth of the social sector in China and the role of media outlets like China Hands in the global discussion on China.
China Hands was founded by a group of American and Chinese students at Yale in December 2012. The name “China Hands” originally referred to 19th-century Western merchants in the treaty posts of China, but gradually evolved to reflect anyone with an expert knowledge of the language, culture, and people of China. The magazine aims, through its stories, to help readers become the next generation of “China Hands.” Currently, there are more than 60 writers from 14 schools contributing to the magazine.
The China Hands fall issue includes a special report on the 2013 U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue, interviews with Li Cheng from the Brookings Institution and Jim Rogers, and the inaugural “25 Under 25” feature showcasing 25 young leaders in U.S.-China relations.
Moving forward, China Hands will expand its reach from Yale to other universities across the U.S. and the globe. The newly established China Hands Ambassador program aims to broaden the magazine’s reach and deepen its engagement with colleges and institutions in both the United States and China.