Monday June 1, 2020

American University, McKinley School of Communications
August 23, 2017


On August 23, U.S.-China President, Professor Chi Wang, joined the American University’s Advanced Shanghai Media Talent & International Training program. The program was for a visiting group of Chinese media professionals from various Shanghai news outlets. Professor Wang spoke with the group about Chinese media in the United States.

During his talk, Professor Wang outlined the Chinese media presence in the U.S., including print, television, and social media. He then described the typical American audience for these news sources, such as Chinese Americans, scholars, and “China Watchers.” The main portion of his talk focused on how Chinese media is received in the United States. He highlighted the bipartisan Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act, which demonstrates the  common American view of Chinese media as Chinese government propaganda. He also explained how Chinese media sources are generally not competitive in the highly varied American media market.