By David Bandurski — Since the global financial crisis, Mr. Chen, the chief executive officer of Hong Kong-based Sun TV, has stepped into center stage at the network, leading on-air discussions on a range of controversial political, economic, cultural and historical issues, and establishing the network’s position as a leader in television talk shows. In December last year, authorities in China terminated Sun TV’s broadcasts on the mainland.
Tonight Mr. Chen will give a public talk at the University of Hong Kong discussing China’s political past and future. Please see details below.
People, Party and Princedom: The Chinese People on the Road to Republicanism
Public Talk by Chen Ping, Chief Executive Officer of Sun TV Hong Kong (In Putonghua)
The Seminar is open to all. Admission is free.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Mr. Chen Ping was an active figure in promoting reforms in China in the 1970s, and in the 1980s worked for several government think-tanks in China. In 1989, Mr. Chen resigned from his official post and left China to pursue business opportunities overseas. In 1990, he founded Tide Group, which purchased Sun TV in 2005.
Date: January 21, 2010 (Thursday)
Venue: P3, Chong Yuet Ming Physical Building, The University of Hong Kong
For Enquiries please contact Miss Celine Zhang ([email protected])
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