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China Development Society

China Development Society

China Development Society (CDS) - formerly known as CPASS

About CDS

China Development Society (formerly known as CPASS), was established in 2010. It aims to expose its members to the diversity of cultures at Warwick and to satisfy the need for intellectual discussion amongst the international community at the University, with a particular focus on China and developing countries’ issues.

As an English speaking academic society, CDS always support and promote discussions among our members regardless of their cultural background. We believe that understanding is the first step to eliminate discrimination and conflict. 

Think Tank

Our academic department, Think Tank organises student-led events such as China Talk on a regular basis to encourage more to share with the others how they perceive the world and why so. Furthermore, external speakers are often invited to come to campus to talk about their specialised areas of research, previous topics include gender discrimination in China and innovation in technology. 

Think Tank is also responsible for organising our annual event – China Summit. At which, we bring together a panel of speakers from all over the UK to come to Warwick and discuss current issues and phenomenon in China and other developing countries.  


The Career&External Department is a platform that allows Warwick students to develop their career-oriented skills and understanding of industries while being able to network with other driven students and alumni. We organise different types of events and share practical information via our Facebook and WeChat accounts.  In the past academic years, our career events have attracted hundreds of students to participate and help many of them to kick start their thriving career. 

Career&External also ensures the long-term growth of China Development Society by connecting with firms and developing mutually beneficial relations with them. In essence, the department serves as the financial backbone of the society by providing sufficient funds for events and members through liaising with sponsors. In addition, the department is in charge of forming strong bond with the other societies at Warwick University, so that future collaborations are possible.


CDS aims to improve awareness about public affairs through the exploration of cultural, societal and economic issues in the past, present and future. We look to deepen our members’ understanding of these issues through the different views held by our diverse membership. 

We welcome all students with an open and curious mind to join our society, regardless of discipline or background. Join us for a fruitful and exciting time.



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Current students should purchase the China Development Society Standard Membership below.


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