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Focus on China: The media landscape – nuances and influences

The Press Institute of India hosted on August 19 and 20 a conference, titled, ‘Xi Jinping’s third term: Implications for India and the global order’. The conference was organised by the China Study Forum in collaboration with the School of International Cooperation, Security and Strategic Languages, Rashtriya Raksha University, and the National Maritime Foundation. The China Study Forum comprises the Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S), the Institute of Contemporary Studies Bangalore (ICSB), the Press Institute of India (PII), Chennai, and the Foundation for Non-violent Alternatives (FNVA), New Delhi.

Pictures here are from the second session on Day 2, a freewheeling discussion titled, ‘The media landscape – nuances and influences’.  R. Prasannan, resident editor, The Week and Malayala Manorama, New Delhi; Surinder Singh Oberoi, senior journalist and political consultant, International Committee of the Red Cross, New Delhi; Namrata Hasija, research fellow, Centre for China Analysis & Strategy, New Delhi; and Annunthra Rangan, research officer, C3S. T. Ramakrishnan, senior associate editor, The Hindu, could not attend but his speech was read out. Sashi Nair, director and editor, PII, chaired and moderated.

R. Prasannan speaks about how the state-controlled Chinese media. functions, and how the media in India generally tends to view Chinese reportage.
Nair asks Surinder Singh Oberoi to share his experiences and take on Chinese media and influences.
Namrata Hasija counters some of the points made by Prasannan and offers her perspective.
Annunthra Rangan highlights a few findings C3S research had shown about the media in China.