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Lunch on The Media Scene in China & Hong Kong

  • 01 Apr 2005
  • Raffles Hotel, East India Rooms, Level 1
  • 12:15pm
  • $50 for FCA members

This event is for Members only.

The Singapore Press Club has graciously extended an invitation to FCA members to come and listen to a presenation by Hong Kong-based veteran journalist Jim Laurie on the Media Scene in China & Hong Kong. As a leading Asian economic powerhouse, China is a prolific news generator. Tremendous economic and social changes are taking place in the world's most populous country. How does the media operate in a country which has embraced a market economy but follows a socialist political system? "While covering China remains difficult and is far from free, conditions for China coverage have gradually improved,'' says Jim Laurie, a veteran journalist of 35 years who has personally witnessed developments in the Chinese media for well over a decade. Hong Kong-based Jim Laurie was till recently Vice President, Network News & Current Affairs of the STAR Group. He was responsible for STAR's first English language pan-Asia nightly news broadcast "STAR NEWS ASIA'' and the award winning current affairs programme "FOCUS ASIA''. A member of the board of governors and past president of the Foreign Correspondents Club, Hong Kong, he is the President of the International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC). PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION IS THROUGH THE SINGAPORE PRESS CLUB, SO DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. If you intend on coming please email the SPC secretariat: and send a cheque to: Singapore Press Club c/o Accredited Secretariat & Conference Services 150 Orchard Road, #08-10, Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841 Register early to avoid disappointment. The SPC event get packed quickly!!

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