Danish journalists visits China

From September 24th to October 2nd a group of journalists from Danish media visited Shanghai to talk with Danish and Chinese companies, media and to get a personal first-hand impression of China.

Representatives from a number of Danish media have been on a study tour to Shanghai to experience the rapid growth, which China is undergoing in these years.

The trip took place from September 24th to October 2nd and was organized by UPDATE, the Danish school of Media and Journalism.

The primary focus of the trip was the Chinese financial market, China’s media landscape and to get a first-hand impression of how China acts in a globalized world.

“I think many of the participants see China in a different way than they did before the visit – and also have been inspired to write news stories about new trends in China,” says Asger Røjle Christensen, course leader and instigator to the trip.

During the visit in Shanghai the group had the opportunity to hear and lean about Danish companies in China as well as Chinese investments in Denmark. During a visit to the Danish Innovation Centre in Shanghai the Consul General in Shanghai, Susanne Hyldelund, and Director of Asia-Pacific Invest in Denmark, Henrik Brandt, spoke about the Chinese market.

Wednesday, the group met with a well-known Chinese blogger who writes about politics and the Chinese society. Also, the journalists visited Fudan University to hear a presentation by a professor in journalism. Thursday, the journalists visited the Danish manufacturer of pumps, Grundfos, located in the city of Suzhou.

The journalists came from a number of Denmark’s largest media including the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), the three largest morning newspapers Politiken, Berlingske and Jyllands-Posten, and the national news agency, Ritzau.

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