Journalists meet in Beijing to discuss growing ties

Chinese and Australian journalists will meet in Beijing later this month to discuss growing economic ties between the two countries and related issues.

The talks will come at the end of the inaugural China Australia Journalist Exchange in which Chinese and Australian journalists travel to each other’s country to meet leaders in business, academia and the media.

The program has been organised by the Asia Pacific Journalism Centre and the All China Journalists Association.

The Chinese journalists will travel to Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, and the Australian journalists to Shanghai, Chongqing and Beijing.

The meeting in Beijing on November 26 will provide the Chinese and Australian journalists with the opportunity to compare their experiences and to discuss ways to improve news coverage of the other country.

The Chinese journalists are:

  • Xinhua News Agency, Henan Bureau chief Luo Hui
  • Jilin Daily deputy editor-in-chief Shan Haiou
  • Jiefang Daily, Shanghai economic department (editorial) director He Luoxian
  • Qiqihar Daily president and Heilongjiang Province senior reporter Wang Wei
  • China Radio International, Australia-based correspondent Xiao Wang
  • People’s Daily Online Australia-based news director Vincent Li
  • All China Journalists Association representative Liu Rui


The Australian journalists are:

  • Australian Associated Press, Petrina Berry, reporter
  • SBS TV News, Richard Davis, political reporter
  • ABC TV Asia Pacific News Centre, Beverley O’Connor, senior presenter
  • The Australian Financial Review, Mark Skulley, senior journalist
  • The West Australian, Shane Wright, economics editor
  • APJC representative Jack Waterford, APJC board member The Canberra Times editor at large



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