Assignment China: Covering Nixon’s Historic Visit


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Special film screening with former CNN Senior Asia Correspondent Mike Chinoy

When: Mar 21 2012 - 12:00pm until Mar 21 2012 - 1:30pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall room 4005, East-West Center

Mike ChinoyPresident Richard Nixon’s historic visit to China in February 1972 was also a milestone in the history of journalism, as Beijing allowed U.S. reporters in for virtually the first time since the communist revolution of 1949. Their coverage profoundly transformed international perceptions of a long-isolated China, generated the public support Nixon needed to change U.S. policy, and laid the groundwork for Beijing’s gradual opening to greater international media coverage.

Former CNN Senior Asia Correspondent and Beijing Bureau Chief Mike Chinoy presents a special screening of the new documentary, Assignment: China – The Week that Changed the World, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of the journalists who covered Nixon’s historic visit. Reported and narrated by Chinoy, the film contains previously unreleased footage of the visit, along with interviews with Chinese officials, Nixon staffers and many of the journalistic luminaries who accompanied the president.

The documentary was produced by the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California, where Chinoy is a Senior Fellow. This special screening is sponsored by the East-West Center, Parvin Journalism Program, University of Hawai‘i School of Communications and the Society of Professional Journalists-Hawai‘i Chapter.



Free admission

Limited seating

Paid parking available on UH Manoa campus

Primary Contact Info:
Name: EWC Info
Phone: 944-7111