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Runfeng
He
Correspondent and Region Supervisor, China Central Television (Asia Pacific Bureau, Hong Kong)
Country of Origin: 
China
Sponsor: 
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Date of Fellowship: 
Hilary and Trinity terms 2014
Research Paper Title: 
How does the Chinese government manage social media? The case of Weibo

Runfeng He is a correspondent with the Asia Pacific Bureau of China Central Television (CCTV) mainly responsible for covering major global events, planning news coverage within the region and hosting his own commentary program, Runfeng Observes, which focuses on relations between China and other countries, including the United States, North Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the India.

He joined CCTV in 2010 after six years of working as a correspondent and "Observer of International Issues" for Phoenix TV. Over the past years, Runfeng has covered numerous major international incidents and issues, including the Kashmir Earthquake and Nepalese Civil War in 2005, Israel-Lebanon war in 2006, Pakistan's Red Mosque incident and the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in 2007, Thailand's political crisis, Wenchuan Earthquake and the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the civil war in northern Myanmar in 2009, the Libyan revolution and the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, the territorial disputes in the South China Sea between China and neighboring countries in 2012 and the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War in 2013.

Born in Mainland China in 1977, Runfeng He moved to Hong Kong in 2002. He holds a master degree in International Relations from Renmin University of China, and has a master of Philosophy in Communications from Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2013, he was honored as Fellow of Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP), which is jointly organized by International House of Japan and Japan Foundation.

 

Research Paper Title: 
How does the Chinese government manage social media? The case of Weibo
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