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The Chinese criminal defense lawyers’ team participated in the University of Tokyo’s undergraduate course ‘China and the International Community’ 中国刑辩律师团队参与了东京大学开设的《中国与国际社会》本科课程⾏了深⼊的交流和沟通

Date: 23/04/2024 10:25-13:00

Location: The University of Tokyo

时间:2024年4⽉23⽇ 10:25-13:00


The Chinese criminal defense lawyers’ team participated in the undergraduate course ‘China and the International Community’ taught by Professor AKO Tomoko, and engaged in in-depth communication and exchanges with both students and professor. Professor AKO Tomoko’s undergraduate student has summarized and synthesized the literature on investigations into Chinese state-owned media by American scholars. The article primarily analyses the current status of Chinese state-owned media abroad and specifically discusses training programs initiated since 2000 for foreign journalists, audience comparisons in developing countries and other nations, and conclusions drawn from the analysis of data on Chinese state media's social media platforms overseas. The article notes that despite Chinese state media's efforts to expand its international reach through various channels to promote its political agenda and pro-China sentiments, and gaining some favorability particularly in developing countries, especially in African nations, the numerous issues it faces render the prospects of its overseas operations rather pessimistic. Afterwards, Chinese criminal defense lawyers, and Professor AKO Tomoko, and her students engaged in in-depth discussions and exchanges on issues raised during the class. The topics of discussion covered various aspects including: the enthusiasm of personnel in Chinese state-owned media for reporting, the deep-seated reasons behind the favorable impression state media receives in developing countries, potential biases against Chinese state-owned media held by the American author of the article, the impact of social media on state media, the ongoing economic decline in China post-pandemic affecting domestic audiences’ trust in state media, how journalists in Chinese state-owned media navigate between their ethical responsibilities and the censorship system, and the different constraints faced by state media personnel at home and abroad.



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