The TFCC will host a talk by award-winning veteran journalist Mike Chinoy about his new book Assignment China on June 21. The talk is open to TFCC members only. Details about the event have been emailed to members.

About Assignment China: An Oral History of American Journalists in the People’s Republic
The China beat is one of the toughest in journalism, and one of the most important. How the U.S. media has covered the country has profoundly influenced American government policy and shaped public opinion, not only in the United States, but also around the world.

Assignment China, a new book by former CNN Beijing Bureau Chief Mike Chinoy, is the story of the American journalists who have covered China – from the Communist revolution of 1949 through the COVID-19 pandemic – told in their own words.

Described by Judy Woodruff of PBS as “riveting reading for anyone who wants to understand China, or cares about how great reporters do their work,” Assignment China provides important insights about China, journalism, and Sino-American relations at a critical time.

About the Speaker
Mike Chinoy is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the University of Southern California’s U.S.-China Institute. He spent 24 years as a foreign correspondent for CNN, serving as the network’s first Beijing bureau chief and senior Asia correspondent. Before joining CNN, Chinoy worked for CBS News and NBC News. He has won Emmy, Dupont, and Peabody awards for his coverage of China. He is based in Taipei.

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