Wed Jun 11 lunch: Tea Leaf Nation and Foreign Policy Magazine’s David Wertime and Rachel Lu

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Date(s) - Wednesday, June 11 2014
12:00 pm



The Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club present


China’s Information Game

Tea Leaf Nation and Foreign Policy Magazine’s David Wertime and Rachel Lu

Wednesday, June 11

12:00 p.m.

Join the Shanghai FCC for a talk with the founders of FP’s Tea Leaf Nation– which scours Chinese social media daily to capture stories – about their journey launching the content and media analysis site that was eventually bought in September 2013 by the Washington Post Company (now Graham Holdings), which owns Foreign Policy. Information in China has never been more readily accessible, yet the relationship between China and the U.S. has become prone to false narratives and misunderstandings, say David Wertime and Rachel Lu. They’ll speak about how information moves between the U.S. and China, how policy makers and average citizens should consume that information, and how existing Internet architecture could be used to raise the quality of information available about China.



Venue: Toffy

145 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Nanchang Lu

徐汇区陕西南路145号, 近南昌路

Telephone 5450 0950

Admission: FCC members: 100 RMB; Non-members: 150 RMB


About the Speaker:

David Wertime is a Senior Editor at Foreign Policy. He has discussed Chinese media and U.S.-China relations on outlets including BBC television, Al Jazeera English television, Public Radio International, and Voice of America, and spoken before audiences that include the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the Wilson Center and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office. David is a Truman National Security Fellow, a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and a ChinaFile Fellow at the Asia Society. Prior to joining FP, he co-founded Tea Leaf Nation, an independent media analysis company focused on China, later acquired by the Washington Post. Before that, he practiced corporate law in New York and Hong Kong. A former Peace Corps Volunteer in Chongqing, David has spent a total of four years in China. He holds a law degree from Harvard University and BA from Yale.

Rachel Lu is a Senior Editor at Foreign Policy. Born in Chengdu, she has appeared frequently on media outlets including BBC television and Public Radio International. Prior to joining Foreign Policy, she co-founded Tea Leaf Nation, and practiced corporate law at Latham & Watkins in New York and Hong Kong, and worked for Lehman Brothers as a sovereign risk analyst. She holds a law degree from Harvard and BA from Yale.



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