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The Forum, the BBC World Service’s flagship discussion programme, came to the British Embassy in Beijing to record their latest show “The digital age: towards a networked world” at the Ambassador’s residence. The programme is now available on this link. For those in the UK, please tune in to Radio Four on 9 November Saturday at 11am for the broadcast.
The BBC’s Bridget Kendall chaired the debate on the question of how much the digital world empowers both the individual and the state, with particular reference to how this issue looked from the perspective of China today. Panellists included:
Hu Yong, Associate Professor at Peking University’s School of Journalism and Communication
Qiao Mu, Associate Professor of Political Communication and Director of Center for International Communication Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University
Priscilla Jiao, Journalist specialising in the internet and social media
Jeremy Goldkorn, Founder and Director of Danwei research
This event attracted a wide range of participants, including alumni from previous Wilton Park conferences, China experts, as well as foreign and Chinese media professionals. The audience’s active participation contributed to a heated and lively discussion.