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China Media Centre (CMC) hosts roundtable discussions with leading UK specialists on China and senior Chinese officials

Journalism and Mass Communication 6 November 2018

The event, ‘China’s International Relations and Economic Strategies: Perceptions of the UK and China’, is one of the sessions of the CMC organised three-week briefing on UK politics and media for senior officials.

Held on 26 October at the Regent Street campus, the roundtable saw the Centre cooperating with Her Majesty’s Government departments, think tanks and organisations such as The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) to provide a first-class experience for both sides.

Panellists included Matthew Rous, CEO of the China-Britain Business Council; Chen Shirong, Managing Editor of Foremost 4 Media; Rod Wye from Chatham House, Huw Jenkins from Clifford Chance, and Dr Linda Yueh, Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall at Oxford, at the London Business School and at LSE IDEAS.

Beginning on 13 October, the three-week briefing consisted of officials from the most powerful department of state, the Xuanchuanbu. The course was led by a former Member of Parliament and involved several public figures including Sally Osman, Head of Communication, Royal Household; Rt. Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP,  ex-Secretary of State DCMS; Rt Hon Andrew Mackay, International Public Affairs Strategist. 

The University of Westminster’s China Media Centre organises many briefings and professional development courses for media editor and producers. The Centre was launched in 2005 by Sun Yusheng, Vice-President of China Central Television (CCTV) and Jeremy Paxman, Presenter of BBC’s Newsnight.

It studies the world’s largest media system and was the first international unit under the wider umbrella of the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), which has since attracted Indian, Arab and other media centres of research.

Find out more about the China Media Centre.

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