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FOUNDED IN 2002, THE LSE SU CHINA DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY (CDS) STRIVES TO PROMOTE A GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING OF CHINA.
As the pioneer organisation on campus to focus on issues surrounding China's development and rapidly changing landscape, we have established ourselves as one of the few highly respected societies on campus with a membership base of over 3000 students, alumni and professionals.
We are also collaborating with many premium organisations, which includes the LSE Asia Research Centre, the Confucius Institute for Business London, the LSE Department of Economics, the 48 Group Club and the China Britain Business Council.
We aspire to become one of the most influential China-oriented student bodies in Europe and our goal is to nurture and empower the leaders of tomorrow. We believe that through the dedication of every executive committee, our society can eventually build the ideal platform for people to acquire a better and more impartial understanding of China through facilitating free exchange of information and ideas, as well as to prepare those who wish to contribute to China’s future development for the challenges lying ahead.
With a long-standing vision to ‘Bridge Perspectives and Opportunities’, our society has laid a great emphasis on organising intellectually stimulating public lectures, informative corporate presentations, large-scale conferences and networking sessions for our members and the wider public.
As a member, you'll get the opportunity to meet loads of like-minded, dedicated and awesome individuals that will become your friends for life. Also you have the right to vote for our Excutive Board Election.
Events and Activities
The LSE SU China Development Forum (CDF), co-organised by the LSE SU China Development Society and the LSE Institute of Global Affairs, was first founded in 2009. Now in its 12th year, the Forum has grown phenomenally to become the largest China-themed forum in Europe, with an audience of nearly 400.
Our around-the-year events are at the centre of the society’s working effort. We aim to maximize our members’ experience by offering them a broad spectrum of informative and vibrant activities. Taking “academics”, “career” and “social” as our three main focuses, our flagship events include the China Outlook Trip, Bridging Minds Symposium, Chinese New Year Festival, North-Korea Forum, Internship Panels etc.
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