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The conference assesses the impact of the peaceful rise of China and poses questions about its effect on global communication.

This pioneering conference assesses the impact of the peaceful rise of China in its geopolitical environment and China's effect on global communication. It examines how Sino-globalisation is contributing to enriching the political, cultural and economic conversations globally, while recognising the limitations of a media system that operates within a one-party state. Will the growing globalisation of China help redress the imbalance in media flows and contribute to a more pluralistic media globe?

The conference is organised by the China Media Centre at University of Westminster in collaboration with Managing Department of Social Sciences and Faculty of International Media at Communication University of China.

Featured speakers

  • Kerry Brown, Director of the Lau China Institute and Professor of Chinese Studies at King’s College London.
  • Jiang Fei, Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Daya Thussu, Professor of International Communication, University of Westminster
  • Qin Yuming, Professor, Communication University of China
  • Frank Pieke, Professor, Modern China Studies, University of Leiden, Netherlands
  • Duan Peng, Professor, Communication University of China
  • Luo Qing, Professor, Communication University of China
  • Hugo de Burgh, Director, China Media Centre, University of Westminster

Topics for abstracts

Abstracts have been collected covering a wide range of topics within the field of global communication, such as:

  • China’s media in Africa
  • The soft power of culture
  • Constructive vs critical journalism
  • Internet governance
  • Building communication infrastructure
  • Cyber-capitalism with Chinese characteristics
  • Diaspora and geopolitics
  • China and development communication
  • BRICS and global communication
  • Contesting news agendas
  • Cyber war and security


A selection of the papers will be published in Global Media and China – a newly launched SAGE journal, which will dedicate a 2017 special issue to the conference theme.


Register your place for the event.

Attendance for University of Westminster staff and students is free.

The fee for registration for external participants including presenters, is £100 (£50 concessionary rate for external students) and is charged to cover all conference documentation, refreshments and administration costs.

Further details

Download the conference handbook

For further details about the event, contact Alja Kranjec at [email protected] or Xiao Han at [email protected].