Apr 4, 2023
Reporting on China is challenging and
China tells the stories of some of the American
journalists who have covered China from the time of the civil war
of the 1940s through the COVID-19 pandemic. Former China
correspondent Mike Chinoy assembles personal accounts from eminent
journalists who share their stories of reporting on historic
moments such as President Richard Nixon’s groundbreaking visit in
1972, China’s opening up to the outside world and its emergence as
a global superpower, and the crackdowns in Tiananmen Square and
Xinjiang. They describe the challenges of covering a complex
society and offer insight into eight decades of tumultuous
political, economic, and social change.
In an interview conducted on March 22, 2023, Mike Chinoy and Lenora Chu discuss the people who have covered China for American media and how they have shaped American understanding of China.
3:30-10:11 truth vs. fiction
10:11-18:09 pre- and post- Mao era media relations
18:09-31:43 Journalism in the Deng era, Tiananmen Square
31:43- How have journalism and narratives changed?
About the speakers: https://www.ncuscr.org/event/american-correspondents-in-china/
Read the transcript for this podcast
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Follow Lenora Chu on Twitter: @LenoraChu