East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society

November 29, Victor Yuan, “Public Opinion and Public Policy in China: Insights from the Dataway Horizon”

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East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society presents


Public Opinion and Public Policy in China: Insights from Dataway Horizon”

Victor Yuan


Dataway Horizon

Moderated by Prof. Dali Yang

Department of Political Science, University of Chicago

4:30-6:00p.m., Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pick Lounge, 5828 South University Ave.

*Light refreshments will be served*


Dr. Victor Yuan leads Dataway Horizon (former Horizon Research Consultancy Group, 零点研究调查集团), one of China’s leading public opinion and polling firms. With a solid experience in data collection and analysis for more than 20 years, Victor has successfully applied socially oriented polling work to encourage policy makers to increase NGO services for homeless people, to revamp HIV/AIDS prevention programs, to assist migrant workers integrate into urban communities, and to improve human rights environments inside factories. Victor has also been leading an international effort to enhance the transparency of the Chinese government by overseeing annual assessments of public officials in China. During this event, Victor will be talking about his experience doing polls in China, as well as providing us fresh data and insights on Chinese public opinion and policies.

About Dataway Horizon

Dataway Horizon is an international organization based in China providing data intelligence service. It has carried out multiple practices in providing various services to the governments, large enterprises, start-ups, and non-governmental organizations both domestically and internationally. Also, Dataway Horizon fastens attention on innovative services and products under the Internet economy, and exhausts capabilities in data mining and analyzing merged data streams to support the clients’ strategies with respect to economic, social, cultural development and policy-making.

About the Speaker

Dr. Victor Yuan is the chairman of the board, founder, and president of Dataway Horizon, which he founded in 1992. He has had 20 years of experience in professional marketing, social research and policy analysis, and management consulting. Beyond these, Dr. Yuan serves as president of the Beijing Consulting Association, vice president for China Marketing Research Association, representative of the Association of Management Consulting Firms in China, and adjunct professor for Tsinghua, Nankai, and Southwest Jiaotong universities.

Dr. Yuan holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Peking University and an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

*To see the full autumn 2016 schedule: Autumn Schedule

*Questions and concerns can be addressed to the student coordinator Yinxian Zhang (zyxzhang@uchicago.edu)

Faculty sponsors:

Xi Song (Sociology), Dali Yang (Political Science), and Dingxin Zhao (Sociology)

The East Asia Workshop is sponsored by the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Persons with disabilities who believe they may need assistance please contact the student coordinator in advance.


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