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Colvin Center hosts conversation, "China under Xi: Rising threat or stalled superpower?"

The Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting at the School of Communication and Journalism will host a live virtual panel, “China under Xi: Rising threat or stalled superpower?” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 1.

The panel conversation will include:

Shuai Zhang, China producer for CBS News’ Asia operationShuai Zhang, China producer for CBS News’ Asia operation

For the past decade, he has covered various areas in mainland China, from politics to social trends, for the company’s broadcast and digital platforms, collaborating with some of the best-known names in American journalism. Starting in March 2023 he will split time between Tokyo and Beijing to cover the region more broadly.

Charles Haddad, associate professor of journalism

Haddad teaches journalism and narrative nonfiction writing and has taken students on overseas reporting trips to China, Russia and Korea. Before coming to Stony Brook, he had a career in  journalism, writing one of the first successful online columns and producing award-winning writing and editing work for major publications including BusinessWeek.

The conversation will be moderated by Sarah Baxter, director of the Colvin Center and journalism instructor. Having worked extensively with London’s Sunday Times as a North America foreign correspondent, Baxter reports on current events around the world and advocates for aspiring fellow journalists everywhere she goes. Most recently, she has written extensively about Greece’s efforts to have the Parthenon Marbles returned from the British Museum, Canadian residential schools, and the legacy of Emmmett Till’s lynching in Mississippi in 1955.

Click here to watch the livestream.

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