The Hong-Kong based Chinese-American journalist Ying Chan is the Canwest/Asper Visiting Professor this year. Ying is an award-winning investigative journalist, who in 1996 broke the story about a campaign finance scandal during the Clinton Administration, which led to a landmark libel suit in Taiwan. She is a renowned journalism instructor as well, and currently runs Hong Kong University’s journalism and communications department.
She will be giving her big public talk, entitled “China 2.0: The New Digital Superpower.” She’ll be discussing things like Weibo, Alibaba, WeChat and the huge mobile market that just keeps getting bigger in China. There will be some good food at a reception at 6:30 PM, followed by Ying’s talk and Q&A.