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Complications for foreign media outlets in China
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Complications for foreign media outlets in China

Last week when Cronkite students visited The Wall Street Journal Asia office, the hot topic of conversation was the foreign media’s restriction on hiring Chinese journalists. But today, when we visited Bloomberg’s Shanghai office, a different theme was on the forefront of the agenda: Companies neglecting foreign media outlets in China. Stephanie Wong, bureau chief […]

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Conversations on the evolution of online media

We’ve now been in Shanghai for over three days and it seems that here, more than in Beijing, the complexities that have arisen with the emergence of online media are a focus for news organizations and students. On Monday, we visited Shanghai International Studies University, where the students discussed the disadvantages and advantages of China’s […]

Understanding the value of money in China
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Understanding the value of money in China

With each day that passes, the Chinese way of life heightens my interest in the country and the way it functions. And my perspective is limited considering myself and my peers have only seen two of the country’s largest cities — Shanghai and Beijing. That’s a small fraction of the massive country and yet, the information […]

The Great Wall of China
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The Great Wall of China

One of the biggest questions we’ve been asked since we’ve been here is: Why is there such a great communication gap between the United States and China? When climbing the Great Wall one can understand why there has been such a communication gap. China has a long history of isolationist behavior, and Westerners have not […]

Doing a little back-alley shopping in Shanghai
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Doing a little back-alley shopping in Shanghai

When walking the streets of Shanghai it is impossible to avoid the masses of locals looking to sell Westerners knock offs of luxury brand items. To follow one of the local guides on a tour of the back alleys of Shanghai is to enter into a different world. Between the modern buildings of Shanghai are […]

Pushing beyond stereotypes: Becoming curious about the real China
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Pushing beyond stereotypes: Becoming curious about the real China

As we near the end of our study abroad trip to China, it’s becoming clearer to me that America is lacking the full picture of China. In some ways, there is a level of ignorance by many Americans about what China is, what it represents and what it eventually will become. And this ignorance is […]

Establishing relationships in China
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Establishing relationships in China

We traveled to the International School of Business in Beijing early this morning and met with the students majoring in mass media. Over the last year, Professor Andrew Leckey has been meeting and talking with students and the dean of the school in hopes of setting up an international exchange program for international business journalism. […]

A visit to Tiananmen Square
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A visit to Tiananmen Square

The vast expanse of Tiananmen Square inspires equally in depth and complex feelings. The protests of 1989 have ripped a hole in the fabric of the Chinese isolationist culture and suppression through which the entire world can see. On our first day in China, we experienced how sensitive the government is about Tiananmen Square. While […]

International reporters and academic experts detail China's hot topics
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International reporters and academic experts detail China’s hot topics

The issues surrounding China’s economic growth — inflation, population, urbanization, media censorship — are the main topic of conversation as we converse with people living and working in the country. In a series of lectures, Phil Smith of Thomson Reuters‘ North Asia bureau and Andrew Broome from The Wall Street Journal Asia Edition shed additional […]