ADDRESSING GOVERNMENT, MEDIA AND UNIVERSITY AUDIENCES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR The Tibet Story: Journalism Under Pressure Following worldwide demonstrations by Chinese students against Western coverage of the Tibet issue, CMC held a public debate between journalists of the BBC, South China Morning Post, People’s Daily and Xinhua News Agency, chaired by Isabel Hilton, Founder-Editor of China Dialogue. Dialogue on Tibet Professor Li Xiguang from Tsinghua University spoke at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA). Professor Li has set up the Trans Himalaya Institute at the South Western University of Politics and Law in Chongqing. China Speaks to the World Dr. Dong Guanpeng of Tsinghua University, who has executed the government’s initiatives to develop a cadre of public affairs experts and spokespersons in Chinese institutions spoke on relations with domestic and international media. The Politics of the Chinese Media and Their Evolution Professor Hu Zhengrong, Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster and Deputy President of Communication University of China. Professor Hu is a leading media scholar. To the Yellow Crane Pavilion with Our Leaky Umbrella: Reflections on the Future for Chinese Media The Director delivered his inaugural professorial lecture in The Cinema, Regent Street, London. Interest in the CMC has resulted in invitations to present keynote addresses at many events outside the UK, including those in Australia, India, China, Germany (The Frankfurt Book Fair), Italy and The Netherlands.