Yuan Yang is Deputy Beijing bureau chief of the Financial Times and co-founder of the think thank 'Rethinking Economics'. Photo Credits Baroness Susan Kramer | by the House of Commons | CC BY 3.0 Audio Credits Nothing | by Pitx | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
STEMTalk With STEMEncounters Episode #3 | Interview with Dr. Yuan Yang
STEMTalk With STEMEncounters
In our third episode of “STEMTalk With STEMEncounters,” we talk with Dr. Yuan Yang. An associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the department of applied physics and applied mathematics. We talk about his history coming into Materials Science and Engineering, where he studied. Then, we move into how he got into the research; he works mostly on batteries. We dive into what he does with batteries, why it is useful, and what it means for the world. Then, we explore his background in M.S.E., his publications, awards, and wonders within the field. We talk about M.S.E. and Artificial Intelligence, innovations in M.S.E., and where the field is going/where he would like it to go. Finally, he advises both the people listening about the field of M.S.E. and me and what is necessary to go into the field. It was a great interview. Dr. Yang talked about research, topics, and innovations within Materials Science and Engineering that I am excited to see his new research/publications moving forward.
Episode 26 – Oslo Freedom Forum Special with Megha Rajagopalan and Yuan Yang
Clear and Present Danger - A history of free speech
June 4th, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the bloody culmination of the Chinese government´s Tiananmen Massacre of pro-democracy students and activists. But all public discussion and memories of the massacre have been erased within China itself. In our second episode from the Oslo Freedom Forum we will take a trip behind the Great Firewall into modern day China where the most ambitious and sophisticated attempt to control the flow and content of information in the history of mankind is taking place. To enlighten us, we sat down with Megha Rajagopalan who is a world correspondent for BuzzFeed News and Yuan Yang who is Financial Times´s Beijing correspondent. In this discussion we explore: The structure of Chinese online censorship and surveillance, in terms of scope and purpose. How the Chinese Government applies new technologies like facial recognition and AI to ensure conformity in thoughts and action. How the online public is being ‘flooded’ with pro-government propaganda in order to suppress criticism. How Xinjiang province has been turned into a surveillance police state How Western Companies, who enjoy the protection of the rule of law, play a role in the Chinese censorship system How China is exporting its super charged system on censorship beyond its borders, and why even western liberal democracies may not be immune. How the extensive censorship may actually limit the Chinese government´s endeavors to control and monitor its citizens. Why there may still be grounds for optimism Megha Rajagopalan is a world correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in the Middle East. She is the former China bureau chief for BuzzFeed and political correspondent for Reuters in Beijing. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, WIRED, and other publications. Yuan Yang is a Beijing correspondent for the Financial Times and writes about China’s technology. Before that, she wrote about development economics as a Marjorie Deane intern for the Economist in London. She is the co-founder of Rethinking Economics, a charity that seeks to make economics teaching more relevant to the 21st century. Why have kings, emperors, and governments killed and imprisoned people to shut them up? And why have countless people risked death and imprisonment to express their beliefs? Jacob Mchangama guides you through the history of free speech from the trial of Socrates to the Great Firewall. You can subscribe and listen to Clear and Present Danger on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, YouTube, TuneIn, and Stitcher, or download episodes directly from SoundCloud. Stay up to date with Clear and Present Danger on the show’s Facebook and Twitter pages, or visit the podcast’s website at freespeechhistory.com. Email us feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In traditional Chinese culture the mandarin duck is believed to bring lifelong fidelity to couples and frequently used as symbols for wedding presents or in Chinese art. Formerly abundant in their native Far East, numbers of mandarin ducks have declined due to habitat destruction (mainly logging) and over-hunting. For this Living World, presenter Chris Sperring travels to the river Dart in Devon where starting underneath the busy A38 trunk road he meets up with naturalist John Walters who has been studying a winter roost of mandarin ducks here. In mid-winter up to 100 birds can roost here but in early spring they are beginning to pair up and disperse along the river Dart. Leaving this noisy suburban area, Chris and John then head off up the river to search for pairs of these wonderful tree ducks in the Devonian landscape.