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Andy Yee

Andy Yee is a policy analyst for Google in Asia Pacific. This entails a full range of internet policy issues including innovation, copyright, privacy, security and free expression. He is a former researcher at the Political Section of the European Union Delegation to China in Beijing, and a former investment banker at UBS and Crédit Agricole.

He has written extensively on East Asia, international relations, and technology. His works have appeared in academic and policy journals including the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Global Asia, East Asia Forum and Internet Policy Review, and in the media including Global Voices Online, South China Morning Post and Asia Sentinel. To date, his writing has been mentioned by publications like the New York Times and the Guardian.

He holds Masters and Bachelor degrees in Information Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and a Masters degree in East Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He speaks Mandarin Chinese, English, Japanese and Cantonese.

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Latest posts by Andy Yee

22 May 2013

How Social Commerce Tightens China's Grip on the Internet

A deal between e-commerce firm Alibaba Group and Sina Weibo, China's most popular microblogging service, has been heralded as a jump-start to the era of social commerce in China. But...

2 July 2012

Taiwan: Democracy with a Confucian Face?

Politicians and academics have long debated whether Confucianism is compatible with democratic and civic values. Han Han's recent visit to Taiwan, and his high admiration of culture, freedom and democracy...

24 January 2012

Hong Kong Rethinks its Relationship with Mainland China

15 years after Hong Kong's return to mainland China, Hong Kongers have little mood for celebration. Tensions run deep between Hong Kongers and mainlanders. Bloggers and social critics explore recent...

31 October 2011

China’s Stability Machine and the Detention of Chen Guangcheng

As waves of visits to fight for the release of China's blind activist Chen Guangcheng are turned back by the violence organized by the local government, Chinese bloggers explore the...

10 October 2011

China: “Do you have memories from before you were kidnapped?”

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A new crowd-funded documentary, Living with Dead Hearts, tells the story of the thousands of children in China who are victims of kidnapping. Through interviews with both parents and formerly...

5 September 2011

China: “Free Lunch” for Rural Students via Micro-Donations

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To help improve education in rural China, a new project by Guangzhou-based charity activist Liang Shuxin called “Free Lunch” is raising online micro-donations to deliver lunch meals to impoverished school...

2 September 2011

China: Guangdong Model Making a Comeback?

Back in July this year, the two ‘cake theories’ articulated by the Communist Party of China (CPC) chiefs of Guangdong province and the Chongqing municipality stirred a public debate about...

Malaysia: Video salutes Generation 709

3 August 2011

A Letter From China to the Norwegian Killer

Many Chinese netizens could not comprehend the atrocities committed by Anders Behring Breivik in Norway. In their eyes, Norway is a paradise, where people enjoy a high standard of living...

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