Category Archives: General

Beijing: Film Night

CBYA in association with the Europe Society at PKU hosted a screening of ‘Ocean Heaven’ on 15th May which was attended by Chinese and European students in equal measure. Lots of snacks and drinks enjoyed and new friends made. A …

Beijing: Europe Party

On 9th May CBYA joined their Italian, Dutch, French, German and Irish counterpart organisations at 2 Kolegas Bar to celebrate Europe Day. There was live music from a range of Chinese bands and plenty of cheer.

Beijing: UK-China Student Forum

On April 22nd CBYA & the British Council hosted the 2014 ‘UK-China Student Forum’ which formed one part of the UK-China People-to-people dialogue. The forum had 8 British students and 8 students studying in China. The event was held at Tsinghua University …

CBYA Hosts Pre-departure Event for Outgoing Mandarin Students

British university students about to head out to Beijing on their year abroad gathered at EY’s More London Place offices to hear former students share their experiences of life and study in China.  Topics covered included how to integrate into local …

Guardian Correspondent Talk: John Kaiman leads talk and discussion on life for foreign reporters in China

Jon Kaiman brought lively debate to Beilou Bread Bar this Tuesday, sparking discussions about why China’s foreign reporters give precedence to some topics — corruption, the environment and human rights, for instance — over others. Through an engaging narrative, John …

Beijing: Incoming – Dominic Johnson-Hill

Dominic Johnson-Hill of Plastered T-Shirts to join CBYA at Beiluo Bread Bar on 26th March 2014, 7pm Dominic has been in Beijing since 1993 and 10 years on founded Plastered T-shirts – taking iconic Chinese imagery and placing it on …

CBYA run Mandarin Enrichment Day at Old Swinford Hospital School

On 11th March, members of CBYA’s Oxford branch ran a Mandarin enrichment day at Old Swinford Hospital, a state boarding school in the West Midlands.  Hannah Yu Pearson and Kong Qingling gave lessons about Chinese life, language, and culture to …

Gay Cinema in China

Wednesday, 5th March, 7.30pm   The Mure Room, Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford The China-Britain Youth Association invites you to attend a talk on Chinese Gay Cinema this Wednesday. Mac McCarthy, a lecturer from the University of Central Lancashire, will be …

CBYA Christmas Party: BEIJING

On Monday 16th December British young professionals and students gathered in ‘The Bar’ in Sanlitun for an evening of Christmas cheer. Another Christmas in Beijing was celebrated with mulled wine and mince pies almost exactly as one would expect in …

NORTH KOREA UNMASKED : Travelling tales from North Korea

Simon Cockerell presented a fascinating talk at a Sarangbang in Wudaokou on December 5th. Having travelled to the DPRK over 120 times (at time of writing) with his work at Koryo Tours he was able to lift the lid on …