Jingwen (Clare) Tong joined the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford with a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. When she was a visiting student at Barnard College of Columbia University in 2014, she worked for City Atlas as a reporter, featuring the New Yorkers' contributions of leading a sustainable city. Following her return to Beijing, Ms. Tong set up Beijing City Atlas, a parallel environmental online publication which focuses on educating the Chinese public by delivering bilingual articles about energy efficiency and sustainable development. In the future, Ms. Tong aspires to build on her MPP experience at Oxford to create a transnational network for a more sustainable China, in terms of both the environment and gender equality.
Ella Chou, an energy consultant and an expert on energy in both the China and the U.S., spoke with City Atlas about China’s energy future, North American energy independence, fracking, and the relationship between China and the U.S.
It’s graduation season and many graduating art majors are choosing between running towards or away from New York City. Whether staying or leaving, the young artists we interviewed all seem to agree that New York’s mecca-like quality is related to its human capital.