From November 25 through December 3, the Committee of 100 led five journalists from U.S. media to China as part of its Educational Exchange Program. Journalist delegation participants were: Clive Crook, senior editor of The Atlantic and columnist at Bloomberg View; Brian Lehrer, host of The Brian Lehrer Show;WNYC, Winnie O’Kelley, deputy business editor of The New York Times; Gary Silverman, U.S. news editor and deputy managing editor of the Financial Times; and Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of Foreign Affairs.
Wanxiang Group Chairman Lu Guanqiu with Clive Crook, senior editor of The Atlantic
Delegates left China with a broadened perspective that should inform their future reporting.
Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of Foreign Affairs articulated: “I have a much deeper, more subtle and more nuanced sense of [China] and of elite opinion. . .I may not know the answers, but I feel like I now know some questions to ask. I wanted to say I’ve been on many press trips in the past and this was by far the best.”
A second participant, Clive Crook, senior editor of The Atlantic revealed what he learned amidst the plethora of new information and insights: “Very hard to say what was most valuable. Overall intellectual stimulation—new conviction that this is a huge and fascinating story, that the world is pivoting around this place, and that I need to follow what’s going on from now on far more closely.”
For more trip insights from C-100 delegates, see the following media coverage:
“Why China and the U.S. Can Be Capitalist Comrades”
December 4, 2012
“China’s Ghost Towns Won’t Have a Hard Landing”
December 11, 2012
“The Mysterious Ways of the United States and China”
December 13, 2012
“Cornered by a blushing LaMotta”
December 6, 2012