China–Africa Journalism Forum

China-Africa Journalism Forum organized by Yenching Scholars will be held on My 14th, 2016.

Background and Purpose

China has been the largest trading partner country of Africa for six consecutive years since 2009. It is also a vital developmental cooperation partner and an emerging investment source country for Africa. At the same time, Africa has become an essential source of imports, overseas construction market, and investment destination for China.

In order to improve the relationship between China and Africa,it is imperative for African and Chinese journalists to improve their reporting and discard stereotypes. This forum aims to provide the public with a free,open, and rational platform for the discussion of China-Africa issues,promoting a better mutual understanding of Africa and China as well as eliminating the barriers and prejudice between them. The forum will invite journalists from Africa and China as well as Chinese Professors to share their experiences and opinions on the topic: “How China and Africa See Each Other.”

Theme of the Forum

How do China and Africa see each other? Guest speakers will talk about how China and Africa perceive each other, analyze the reasons, and give suggestions on on how to eliminate the barriers of understanding each other according to their own experiences and points of view.

Time: 3:00 -5:30 PM,14 May 2016

Venue: Room B102, Second Gymnasium, Peking University

Guest Speakers (Ordered by speech sequence)

Lianxing Li

Currently works for CCTV NEWS; Secretary General of China-Africa communications program of Tsinghua University; Former Chief Africa Reporter based in Africa of China Daily

Zizhu Zhang

Freelancer and Special Correspondent based in Africa

Lovering Sichizya

A journalist working with the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS), a government media organization

Simon Matingwina

A PhD candidate from Zimbabwe at the Communication University of China (CUC)

Haifang Liu

Associate Professor in School of International Studies, Peking University, Deputy Director & Secretary General, the Centre for African Studies, Peking University, Vice President of the Chinese Society of African Historical Studies

Yanqiu Zhang

Professor of communication, the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Journalism and Communication, the Communication University of China (CUC), the Director of Africa Communication Research Center, the Director of the International Master of International Communication Program to Developing Countries at CUC

Shengkang Cao

Blind traveler, massage therapist and athlete

John Holden

Associate Dean of Yenching Academy of Peking University

The Forum is organized by The Yenching Academy of Peking University and International Sino-Africa Watch (ISAW), co-organized by The Center for African Studies of Peking University, and supported by Peking University African Students Association. It is open to teachers and students of Peking University as well as the general public interested in China-Africa relations.

Please here to register for the Forum. (Note: the registration is on first come first served basis; live video will be provided in Peking University Second Gymnasium Room B102 if seats are full.)

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