Zhang Lijia

The British Chamber of Commerce in Beijing is hosting a debate on how British media report on China, on November 29. Among the panelists, two of our speakers, Zhang Lijia and Jeremy Goldkorn. Is it fair to say the British media paint an unjust picture in its discourse and analysis?

From the invite:

In China there is a widespread belief that the Western media paints a distorted view of what is happening in the country. Recent cries from a range of sources have encouraged the media to be less bias in its portrayal of the Middle Kingdom. However, others argue that there is a solid connection between events on the ground and the way news is reported.

Is it fair to say the British media paint an unjust picture in its discourse and analysis? Has the UK media’s reporting on China become distorted into the sensational and overly negative because of growing competition in the commercial news business? Or is this so-called ‘China bashing’ simply a true portrayal of the nation’s events?

Join us in the latest of our Speakers Series in which we hold a lively debate analysing the portrayal of China in the British media. Our panelists will bring their diverse experience and points of view allowing us to hear opinions from both sides of the spectrum.

Apart from Jeremy Goldkorn and Zhang Lijia, other guests include Peter Foster of the Daily Telegraph and Tom Pattison, a media consultant and writer.
Tuesday 29th November 2011
19:00 – 19:15 Registration
19:15 – 20:30 Debate
20:30 – 21:30 Drinks & networking
Venue: Face Bar
Add (EN): 26 Dong Cao Yuan, Gong TiNan Lu Chao Yang Ou, Beijing , 100020
Tel: +86 (10) 6551 6788
Cost: 100 RMB members; 200 RMB non members

Zhang Lijia and Jeremy Goldkorn are speakers at the China Speakers Bureau. Do you need them at your meeting or conference? Do get in touch or fill in our speakers’ request form.

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