Free film screening: Covering Nixon in China

March 21, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Burns Hall Room 4005, East West Center

President Richard Nixon’s historic visit to China in February 1972 was also a milestone in the history of journalism, as Beijing allowed U.S. reporters in for virtually the first time since the communist revolution of 1949. Their coverage profoundly transformed international perceptions of a long-isolated China, generated the public support Nixon needed to change U.S. policy, and laid the groundwork for Beijing’s gradual opening to greater international media coverage.

Former CNN Senior Asia Correspondent and Beijing Bureau Chief Mike Chinoy presents a special screening of the new documentary "Assignment: China – The Week that Changed the World," which tells the behind-the-scenes story of the journalists who covered Nixon’s historic visit. Reported and narrated by Chinoy, the film contains previously unreleased footage of the visit, along with interviews with Chinese officials, Nixon staffers and many of the journalistic luminaries who accompanied the president.

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Free admission, seating limited

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East-West Center & School of Communications, Mānoa Campus

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