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The Counter-Narrative Strategies of Chinese State Media on Twitter
The People's Republic of China has significantly expanded its presence on global social media platforms over the past few years. China's premier social media outlet, CGTN, has hundreds of millions of followers on global social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. However, we have limited systematic understanding of how China is using these outlets to shape global public opinion. This talk, Jennifer Pan addresses this gap in knowledge by analyzing content produced by CGTN and comparing CGTN messaging against content produced by Western media outlets related to China in the same time period.

Speaker:
• Jennifer Pan, Associate Professor of Communication, Stanford University
• Victor Shih, Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations & Associate Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy

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This webinar series is organized by the 21st Century China Center at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. For more information on China activities, as well as recordings of previous webinars, please visit china.ucsd.edu.

Nov 3, 2021 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Jennifer Pan
Associate Professor of Communications @Stanford University
Jennifer Pan is an associate professor of Communication, and an associate professor, by courtesy, of Political Science and Sociology at Stanford University. Her research resides at the intersection of political communication and authoritarian politics, showing how authoritarian governments try to control society, how the public responds and when and why each is successful. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed publications such as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics and Science. Pan received her Ph.D. from Harvard University’s Department of Government and her A.B. from Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs. https://profiles.stanford.edu/70184
Victor Shih
Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations, Associate Professor of Political Science @UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy
Victor Shih holds the Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations at the School of Global Policy and Strategy. He is an expert on the politics of China’s fiscal and financial policies, as well as the elite politics of China. He was the first analyst to identify the risk of massive local government debt, and is the author of “Factions and Finance in China: Elite Conflict and Inflation.”. An active member of the China Data Lab, he is also constructing a large database on biographical information of elites in China, as well as the activities of the elite. He currently leads a project at 21CCC on the political economy of digital currency in China and the Asia Pacific region.