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Eminent Journalists to Speak on Post-Olympics China at East-West Center Luncheon
HONOLULU (Aug. 29) – Four leading China-based journalists will speak on the impact and aftermath of the Olympics on China at an East-West Center luncheon on Friday, Sept. 5., at the Center’s Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center (Jefferson Hall, 1777 East-West Road).
Speaking at the event will be:

    Kang Bing, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the China Daily, the only national English-language newspaper in China. Previously Kang worked as a sports reporter and editor, and he served as vice-chairman of the Chinese Sports Journalists’ Association and a consultant to the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee.
•     Haili Cao, Foreign Editor of Caijing Magazine, a Beijing-based financial publication. Currently a Nieman Fellow with Harvard University, Cao has won awards for her SARS coverage in Southern China in 2003 and more recently has been tracking the avian flu outbreak in China and worldwide.
•     Josephine Ma, Beijing Correspondent for the South China Morning Post, the main English-language daily newspaper in Hong Kong. In recent months, she has covered the Sichuan earthquake, and the impact of the Olympics on Beijing including protests in the city and among Tibetans in Lhasa.
•     Mark Magnier, Beijing Bureau Chief for the L.A. Times. He first served as a Tokyo correspondent before being posted to Beijing in 2003, and also has done crisis reporting in the Middle East, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Kashmir and Sri Lanka. During his five years in China, he has covered the Tibet riots, the Sichuan earthquake and the Olympics.

All four are participants in the East-West Center’s Northeast Asia Journalists Seminar, which brings together journalists from China, Japan, Korea and the U.S. to discuss regional issues and media coverage.

Cost for the luncheon is $20 for co-sponsor members and $22 for the general public. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon program commencing at noon. RSVPs are requested by Tuesday, Sept. 2 to: (808) 944-7111, or [email protected] .

The event is sponsored by the East-West Center, the Friends of the East-West Center, the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, the UH Manoa School of Communications, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Honolulu Community-Media Council.

Limited parking is available on the grass area between Burns Hall and Hale Manoa. The cost of parking is $3, payable at the guard kiosk on East-West Road.

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The EAST-WEST CENTER is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.