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Club Zoom Breakfast Event: Book Talk – ‘China Unbound: A New World Disorder’

Date: 19 Oct 2021 08:00 AM — 09:00 AM | Venue:

Book Talk – ‘China Unbound: A New World Disorder’
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
8:00am HKT on Zoom
“Doggedly reported and fiercely argued”, according to Publishers Weekly, journalist Joanna Chiu’s book China Unbound details China’s rapid international rise and the ways Western nations have contributed to a state of global disorder. Joanna has spent a decade tracking the political aspects of Beijing’s multi-billion-dollar “New Silk Road” global investment project and its growing sway over foreign countries and multilateral institutions. China Unbound reveals how the CCP used Hong Kong as a testing ground for “United Front” foreign influence activities, and transports readers around the world, including to a frozen lake in Russia, underground churches in Beijing and exiled Uyghur communities in Turkey. Exposing Beijing’s high-tech surveillance and aggressive measures for control, the book asks: Can global leaders get smarter about China, or are we headed towards greater conflict while human rights abuses continue? Moderated by Correspondent Member Rebecca Bailey.
Joanna Chiu is a senior journalist for the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, and has previously served as bureau chief of the Star Vancouver. Chiu was previously based in Beijing and in Hong Kong for seven years as a foreign correspondent, including for Agence France Presse (AFP), one of the world’s biggest news operations, specializing in coverage of Chinese politics, economy and legal affairs. She was the lead author of multiple research reports on China’s social media and online censorship systems, such as Forbidden Feeds. She has also served as China and Mongolia correspondent for the top German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur, and in Hong Kong, she reported for the South China Morning Post, The Economist and The Associated Press. As a leader and connector within the global China experts’ community, she is the founder and chair of the NüVoices editorial collective, which celebrates the creative and academic work of women and BIPOC working on the subject of China.


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