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Discussing the role of media at Tsinghua University
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Discussing the role of media at Tsinghua University

On our second day in China, we spent a majority of the time talking with students and faculty at Tsinghua University, as well as in lectures with Xu Wu and Andrew Leckey. We met students from Russia, Poland, Australia and America, as well as many other countries, and had the opportunity to learn about their […]

It's China bound for 10 Cronkite students
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It’s China bound for 10 Cronkite students

A group of 10 students from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication made final preparations on Saturday before embarking on a 14-day trip to China with professors Xu Wu and Andrew Leckey. Bags are packed. Passports are ready to be used. Our cameras, recorders, microphones (and for me, my notebook,) are locked […]

China street scene
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Commentary: Speaking Chinese without an American accent

The following MarketWatch commentary by Andrew Leckey was translated into Chinese in The Asian Wall Street Journal and Oriental Outlook magazine, the national news magazine of China. Speaking Chinese without an American accent Commentary: To know China, see the world through its eyes By Andrew Leckey Will the heavy national debt load of the U.S. […]

To know China, see the world through its eyes, says Reynolds Center President Andrew Leckey
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To know China, see the world through its eyes, says Reynolds Center President Andrew Leckey

Having been interviewed on Chinese television more than a dozen times in recent years, Reynolds Center President Andrew Leckey offers these tips, among others, on dealing with China in a commentary today for MarketWatch: • Many Chinese take personally the criticism of government policy. While we are often loudly critical of our government, they consider China one […]

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My Final Post… For Now

Sorry for the long break between posts and the sudden group of them posted at once.  Shanghai was faster paced and possibly even busier than the time we spent in Beijing.  As of now we are in the Beijing airport after flying here from Shanghai.  We have another two hours before we board, and then […]

Coming To An End
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Coming To An End

  Our final two days were bittersweet.  The majority of us were ready to go home, but at the same time disappointed to leave behind all that we had been able to learn.   Thursday was a day to ourselves.  Myself and few classmates decided to visit the Yuyuan Garden, an area just past the […]

Experiencing the World Expo
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Experiencing the World Expo

  On Wednesday this week we headed out to the World Expo.  It is something difficult to put into words simply because of its enormity.  An entire section of Shanghai has been virtually fenced off for the six-month long world fair.  It has its own bus line and ferry system to navigate through the Expo […]

An Evening in Downtown Shanghai
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An Evening in Downtown Shanghai

  Shanghai is quite a place.  There downtown area is referred to as The Bund.  It has some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, and they are continuous for as far as the eye can see.  It is perhaps most incredible by night.  The only place I can compare the lights to is Las […]

International coverage from Beijing
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International coverage from Beijing

BY MEGAN THOMAS This trip has been a whirlwind of new people and experiences, and two notable people we had the opportunity to meet were Bloomberg News Bureau Chief Jon Liu and Thomson Reuters North Asia Editor Phil Smith. Both provided an insider’s perspective of what it’s really like to practice journalism and China. Some […]