Yuan Yang is a writer, translator, economist and campaigner, who currently writes for the Financial Times as their Beijing economics correspondent. She was born in China, but grew up in Yorkshire before moving to London and then to Hong Kong. At Oxford University she was the vice-president of the student union, where she worked to bring in sexual consent workshops and she is also a co-founder of the Rethinking Economics network. Outside of economics, Yuan is an active poet. She is currently one of six London Laureates for 2015-16 and was previously active in both the Yorkshire-based Writing Squad and the Barbican Young Poets.
Yuan Yang was commissioned by Free Word to write a poem for Is there an alternative to the growth imperative? and you can view this by clicking here.
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