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China and the International Media - Closer Ties, Greater Suspicion?

Bush House South East Wing, Strand Campus, London

24 May
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While international media coverage of China has expanded enormously over recent decades, Chinese criticism of foreign reporting of the country has also become increasingly common.

Duncan Hewitt, a former BBC China correspondent and Newsweek Shanghai correspondent, will discuss Chinese critiques and the challenges faced by foreign journalists in covering China – drawing both on his own experiences in the country and his research on the subject at the Reuters Institute, Oxford University. 

Duncan Hewitt

Duncan Hewitt worked in China as a journalist for two decades from 1997 – 2018, focusing mainly on social issues, media/internet, urbanization and culture. He is the author of Getting Rich First – Life in a changing China (Vintage), a book on social change from the 1980s onwards. He has also lectured on journalism and Chinese media at New York University Shanghai, and is a former journalist fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford. He studied Chinese at Edinburgh University, before joining the BBC World Service, and also has an MA in Southeast Asian studies from SOAS.

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