Sun, 20 January 2019
Canada's in a bad way with China. Has the media prepared us to deal with the growing superpower?
With tensions rising, it may be more important than ever for Canadians to understand China. The Star Vancouver's deputy bureau chief Joanna Chiu takes us through various forces standing in the way -- a lack of understanding of Chinese media among English Canada, the misogynistic culture of the foreign press in Asia, and government control over Chinese social media, even in Canada.
Plus, she talks about her team's recent scoop that Karen Wang, the Liberal candidate for the Burnaby South byelection, attacked Jagmeet Singh for being of "Indian descent" on WeChat. Wang resigned after that story.
Joanna's study for PEN, Forbidden Feeds: Government Controls On Social Media In China.
Joanna's piece for Foreign Policy, "Sexpat Journalists Are Ruining Asia Coverage"