More than 300 million people in China have social media accounts, making micro-blogging not only one of the most important sources of information but also shaping how Chinese citizens get their news and form opinions about their country and the world. Our panel will discuss the massive impact of social media on communication and information in Chinese society. We’ll explore why so-called social media has become such an important source of information from China, both for Chinese people and the outside world and how it’s changing traditional media in China.
Join us for a panel discussion with Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn and Chinese micro-bloggers.
DATE: Apr 11 (Wednesday)
VENUE: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Liangmahe Nanlu 4, 荷兰王国驻华大 使馆 – 北京, 中 华人民共和国北京市亮马河 南路4号, Phone: 010 85320200
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ENTRANCE: free to members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Kaiser Kuo, Director of International Communications at Baidu.com, was previously a technology correspondent for Red Herring magazine, and also worked as director of digital strategy, China, for Ogilvy & Mather in Beijing. Kaiser is a former member of the rock band Tang Dynasty. In 2010 he started the Sinica show, a current affairs podcast based in Beijing that invites prominent China journalists and China-watchers to participate in uncensored discussions about Chinese political and economic affairs.
Jeremy Goldkorn is the founder, editor and publisher of the popular China media website Danwei.org. The site has tracked the changes in China’s media and Internet on a daily basis since 2003, and features video interviews with people in culture and the media in China. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, he has lived in Beijing since 1995. With Kaiser Kuo he hosts the weekly Sinica podcast.