Online talk: 8 December

Leeds alumnus Martin Pollard won the Reuters’ Video Journalist of the Year award in 2020 for his text and video reporting from the frontline of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Leeds alumnus Martin Pollard won the Reuters’ Video Journalist of the Year award in 2020 for his text and video reporting from the frontline of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this talk, Martin will discuss his experience of covering coronavirus in China at a time when little was known about the illness and the global impact that was to come.  

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Returning to Leeds to give the Business Confucius Institute Annual Lecture, Andrew shared some of the extensive knowledge and experience he has gained since graduating here in Chinese Studies over 40 years ago.

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BCI teachers ran Chinese calligraphy and papercutting sessions as part of the Harrogate Grammar School Big Picture Day on Thursday 14 October. 

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Ning Yi, a retired lecturer from the Department of East Asian Studies, and Esther Tyldesley, who holds an MA in Applied Translation (Chinese) from the University of Leeds, gave an online talk on Thursday 14 October about the new Chinese textbook 'Social Perspective'.

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Business Confucius Institute spent the day at Roundhay School on Friday 24 September, introducing Year 7 students to Chinese language and culture as part of the school's Languages Project Day.

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Andrew Seaton, Chief-Executive of the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), delivered the Business Confucius Institute Annual Lecture on 24 November 2021....

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Emily Austin-Howell, a third-year Liberal Arts student at the University of Leeds, has recently joined the Business Confucius Institute (BCI)...

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Gary Izunwa, founder of the Climbing the Rungs social mobility podcast and Outward Mobility Manager for the British Council, joined...

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