03 Apr 2014

International Conference "Mass Communication and EU-China Relations"

From 03/04 till 04/04

EU Committee of the Regions
99-101 Rue Belliard
1040 Brussels

On 3-4 April 2014, the InBev-Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations at the College of Europe organized an International Conference on “Mass Communication and EU-China relations”. H.E. Mr Viorel ISTICIOAIA-BUDURA, Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific at the European External Action Service, Mr ZHANG Lirong, Minister and Deputy Head of the Chinese Mission to the European Union, and Mr Gerhard STAHL, Secretary General of the EU Committee of the Regions, delivered keynote speeches.

The aim of the two-day conference, organized with the support of the European Commission grant under the LLP Jean Monnet Programme (Education, Audiovisual & Culture Agency), was to examine mass communication and its impact on EU-China relations. The conference brought together the European and Chinese perspectives on issues of common interest ranging from politics and norms to economic and social issues.

You can find more information on the conference in the Concept Note.

The conference gathered leading scholars, journalists, Ph.D. students, government officials and representatives of NGOs from the EU and China and featured the following panels:

  • Panel 1: The impact of mass communication on EU-China relations;
  • Panel 2: The EU in the eyes of Chinese public;
  • Panel 3: China in the eyes of European public;
  • Panel 4: The multimedia era: challenges and opportunities for China and the EU;
  • Panel 5: China in the European media;
  • Panel 6: The EU in Chinese media.

The full programme of the Conference is available here.

You can find the abstracts of the papers presented at the conference here.

The report of the conference is published in a special issue of the EU-China Observer (Issue 2/2013).

Contacts at the College of Europe:

Ms Veronika ORBETSOVA, veronika.orbetsova@coleurope.eu

and/or Professor Jing MEN, jing.men@coleurope.eu


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