Michaelmas Term has ended and the last of the interviews for 2016/2017 are taking place. In this issue of China Thinking, we consider links between China and the world, and the impact of travel. Peter Frankopan takes us on a look back at the ancient silk roads, Wilfred Wong shares his advice on how to remain competitive in business, and Rachel Murphy offers us insights into her research into 'left behind' children this year. Additionally, we announce the inaugural cohort of Rhodes Scholars-Elect for China; and the K. C. Wong Visiting Fellowship Programme.
Finally, take a look at the University's festive video (You Tube; YouKu) where you can see Exeter Chapel in a new light.
From all of us in the University of Oxford China Office,
Dr Peter Frankopan explores Xi Jinping's One Belt One Road strategy and reminds us of the roots of an interconnected world. MORE
One of Hong Kong's most well-known public figures, alumnus Dr Wilfred Wong, talks about the importance of having a global vision. MORE
Professor Rachel Murphy tells us about her project interviewing the 'left behind' children of rural China. MORE
An historic launch for the Rhodes Scholarship in China. MORE
A renewed partnership to support vital research into energy. MORE
THE LATEST ROUNDUP FOR CHINA ALUMNI AND FRIENDS
The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarships are the first fully funded undergraduate scholarships for students from Hong Kong. Two will be awarded annually from 2016/2017. The scholarships include financial support for internships. MORE
Apply now for one of three full scholarships newly established by the Hong Kong Jockey Club for applicants from Hong Kong wishing to pursue a full-time Master’s or DPhil at Oxford. MORE
The Oxford China Centre hosted a lecture this term by the former CEO of BP plc, Lord Browne of Madingley. Speaking on the topic of his latest book, Lord Browne argued that successful companies of the future need to go beyond Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and embed society into their business models. MORE
China Construction Bank International (CCBI) has agreed to support the creation of a new technology centre in a partnership between the University's Institute of Biomedical Engineering and biotechnology firm China Regenerative Medicine International. The CCBI-CRMI Technology Centre will focus on regenerative medicine, taking cutting-edge research and developing it into effective treatments for use in clinics and hospitals. MORE
The Oxbridge Society of Hong Kong is proud to host the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Honourable C Y Leung, at The Ladies' Recreation Club on 8 January for a discussion of 'Hong Kong Beyond 2047'. MORE
Have you ever considered an educational tour in the company of fellow alumni? In 'Tribal and Sacred China', journey through Laos, Yunnan, and Tibet with Professor Charles Ramble (Hertford, 1979), a former Lecturer in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at University of Oxford. MORE
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