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Edinburgh Lectures: Chinese Connections

We are again involved in the popular Edinburgh Lectures series. Our lecture this year is presented by a panel of leading journalists on China.

Under the banner “Chinese Connections”, the Edinburgh Lectures will explore a range of themes to give a fresh perspective of China's past, present and future.

Our lecture in the series, “China: Talking to the World”, will be held in the Playfair Library on Monday 27 October 2008 at 6pm.

China: Talking to the World

Natascha Gentz, Lindsey Hilsum, Duncan Hewitt and Ma Jianguo

China, the world's most populous country - population 1.3bn - is one of the key drivers of global media in the 21st century.

What world news do the Chinese receive? Does China tell the world everything? Is it true that all news is censored in China?

These are just some of the questions that our panel of experienced journalists and experts will discuss.

The panel

  • Natascha Gentz, Director, Confucius Institute for Scotland (Chair).
  • Lindsey Hilsum, award-winning BBC and Channel 4 journalist.
  • Duncan Hewitt, Newsweek reporter and former BBC journalist for Shanghai.
  • Ma Jianguo, correspondent at Xinhua News Agency – the official Chinese news agency in London.

How to book

Tickets are free but subject to a £3 administration fee. They can be purchased from The Hub Tickets. Call 0131 473 2000 or book online.

Event details

Edinburgh Lectures - China: Talking to the World

Monday 27 October 2008, 7.00pm

Monday 27 October 2008, 7.00pm

Playfair Library, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

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