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Bringing China and the World Together

融合世界 汇聚思想

EVENTS

Jan. 23, Tues: ex-CNN bureau Chief Jaime FlorCruz on "From Rebel to Reporter: 40 Years Working in China"
   In August 1971, Jaime FlorCruz was a left-leaning Filipino student,  leading a study tour to China for idealistic Filipino activists. But back in Manila then-strongman Ferdinand Marcos put his name on an immigration blacklist and declared martial law.  FlorCruz risked arrest -- and worse -- if he were to return to his homeland under Marco's repressive rule.  As a result, he and four other Filipinos from his group embarked on  a new life in China, an experience he described (on hindsight) as being "stranded in the right place at the right time."  In his talk Jaime will recount his unique nearly five-decade-long journey through Chinese contemporary history. He's worked on a state farm and a fishing boat. He entered Beida after it reopened following the Cultural Revolution, counting among his schoolmates famous names such as Li Keqiang and Bo Xilai. And, after the late Deng Xiaoping declared an era of "reform and opening up", FlorCruz began an unexpected career in journalism. He worked first for Newsweek, then Time, and finally as CNN's Beijing Bureau Chief before retiring in Dec. 2014 -- after the longest single unbroken stay in Beijing by a foreign correspondent. 
 
    WHAT: Former CNN Bureau Chief Jaime FlorCruz on "From Rebel to Reporter: My Four Decades Working in China"
    WHEN: Jan. 23, 2018, Tuesday from 8:00 - 9:30 PM
    WHERE: The Bookworm, Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing tel: 6586 9507 MAP LINK
    HOW MUCH: Free for RASBJ and Bookworm members but advanced registration required; RMB 80 with advanced registration for non-members/general public (includes welcome drink); RMB 100 at the door on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS

WATCH THIS SPACE

RASBJ wishes members and friends a wonderful holiday season -- thank you for another fantastic year! Once you've recovered from your celebrations, please join us Jan. 23 at the Bookworm for a presentation by former CNN bureau chief Jaime FlorCruz, who was visiting China in the 1970's as an idealistic left-leaning Filipino student -- and then could not return to Manila because strongman Ferdinand Marcos had declared martial law.  In his talk "From Rebel to Reporter: My Four Decades in China," Jaime will recount his journey thrugh Chinese politics, his historic years at Peking University, and  his journalism career career made possible by Deng Xiaoping's era of "opening up". 

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Disclaimer

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