Germany's image in China, China's image in Germany

Media and information skills in the digital age

September 10 Tuesday

Date/time

September 10, 2013

Loc.

KAS Büro Peking

Type

Workshop

During a media-workshop initiated by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung/Beijing, German experts discussed Germany's image in China and China's image in Germany.

Also available in Deutsch

With his introductory speech on Chinas perception in the German public and the media's role within this discourse Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider, Otto Wolff-Director of the Research Institute of the DGAP, inspired a controversial discussion. Both Germany and China are lacking knowledge about each other, Prof. Dr. Sandschneider analyzed. Furthermore, domestically driven foreign policy would contribute to the continuation of China images which are led by political interests.

German foreign correspondents and the head of the press division of the German Embassy/Beijing, Marcus Bleinroth, jointly debated not only challenges faced by foreign correspondents in their daily work, but also the expectations which are put on journalists with respect to the mediation of China images.

The participants did not agree on whether the mediation of China images is actually task of China correspondents. According to an expert, quality journalism is becoming less relevant to the general public; the influence of print media is already declining, not least because of the rise of online media. In a subsequent lecture, the workshop participants took the opportunity to continue the critical debate about the role of values and interests within the German-Chinese cooperation.

Berichterstattungen in Deutschland und China – Das Deutschlandbild in China und das Chinabild in Deutschland

Prof. Dr. Sandschneider debates Germany's image in China and China's image in Germany with German journalists.

Workshop: Berichterstattungen in Deutschland und China – Das Deutschlandbild in China und das Chinabild in Deutschland

Prof. Dr. Sandschneider commented on political consulting in Germany.

Workshop: Berichterstattungen in Deutschland und China – Das Deutschlandbild in China und das Chinabild in Deutschland

During a lively discussion the experts analyzed Chinese reporting in and on China.

Workshop: Berichterstattungen in Deutschland und China – Das Deutschlandbild in China und das Chinabild in Deutschland

KAS/Beijing enabled the exchange between media experts and Prof. Dr. Sandschneider, Otto Wolff-Director of the Research Institute of the DGAP.

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Thomas Awe

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