On Tuesday 8th April 2014, the Young Fabians, in partnership with the Young Icebreakers and the LSE SU China Development Society held a panel discussion on ‘UK- Chinese Relations – The UK’s Place in the Asian Century: challenges and opportunities’.
The discussion was led by the chairman of the 48 Group Stephen Perry and the panel included the Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills and former Chief Secretary to the HM Treasury Liam Byrne MP, the newly appointed Minister Counsellor Zhang Jiminig, John Zai, the chairman of the UK-China Student Entrepreneur Association and Tianran Cheng, the president of the LSE China Development Society SU (CDS).
Topics discussed included the growing trading relationship between the UK and China, the appeal of the British higher education system to young Chinese and thoughts on how the partnership between the two countries could be strengthened in future.
This event is part of a wider programme on the UK-China relationship.
Our Chair, James Hallwood will be speaking at FEPS Renaissance for Europe Conference (3rd-5th April) on the Friday morning discussing the topic of "Youth guarantee: Implementing and complementing" - alongside:
Douglas Alexander MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary, joined the Young Fabians for a wide-ranging discussion on the future foreign policy challenges facing the UK as part of a two-part series of events on Britain’s role in the world.
Speaking at the height of tensions over Crimea the Shadow Foreign Secretary argued that Russian President Putin was acting from a position of weakness rather than one of strength, and said it was crucial that the UK had the groundwork in place to match our rhetoric with action.
He also stated that any future Labour Foreign Office would be much more active in multi-lateral forums than the current FCO has been under Cameron and Hague.
A further event with Jonathan Powell, former Chief of Staff to Tony Blair will be held on June 16th. Further details can be found here. His talk will focus on how we can best promote our humanitarian values abroad, promote British businesses internationally, and remain an influential global player.
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On Wednesday 22 January 2014, the Young Fabians organised a panel discussion on the attitudes of young people towards the EU. The event was kindly supported by the European Commission Representation in the UK and hosted at Europe House. The cross party panel featured Oliver Cooper (Chair, Conservative Future), Conor McKenzie (Events Officer, Liberal Youth), Professor Scobie (Chairman, European Economics & Financial Centre), Jack Storry (International Officer, Young Labour) and was chaired by the Young Fabian’s Research Officer Felicity Slater. The topics discussed included whether the EU in its current form was able to deliver for young people, how European youth unemployment could be tackled and what specific initiatives could help to increase the voter turnout of young people at European elections.
The event was followed by a reception.
The event was kindly supported by the European Commission in the UK.