Yuan Yang is the Financial Times' Europe-China correspondent. She has recently returned to London after a six-year stint in Beijing, where she was the FT's deputy bureau chief. Before becoming a journalist, Yuan co-founded of Rethinking Economics, a charity headquartered in Manchester, UK that campaigns to make economics teaching more relevant to the real world. Yuan has also served as the Vice-President of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China, defending press freedoms in the country.