Social Media in China: What Canadians Need to Know

Sponsor: Centre for Chinese Research, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Place: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Boardroom, 220-890 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC
By: T. Cheek (UBC), P. Evans (UBC), L. Ruan (UBC), Y. Zhao (SFU)
Type: Event
Dates: Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 to Thursday, Sep 24, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.


What are the three things that every Canadian should know about social media in China? Is state control of social media tightening as much as many commentators outside China are warning? In light of new legislation and regulations, what are the prospects for virtual civil society in the cyber domain? Please join us for a panel discussion that will tackle these and other questions about China’s social media landscape. This event is open to members of the public.


Dr. Paul Evans, Professor, Institute of Asian Research, UBC,

–  Questions for Canadians on China’s Social Media and CEO Emeritus of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Dr. Timothy Cheek, Louis Cha Chair in Chinese Research, UBC

– The Big Picture of China’s Public Sphere

Ms. Lotus Ruan, M.A. Candidate, Asia Pacific Policy Studies, UBC

– Pull Out your Smartphone : a Guide to Chinese Social Media

Dr. Zhao Yuezhi, Professor of Communication, SFU

– Selling, Serving, and Subverting Social media


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