Political Agenda and Media Narrative behind China’s Face Mask Diplomacy

Kursnummer: 17920on

In the Shadow of the Coronavirus
Political Agenda and Media Narrative behind China’s Face Mask Diplomacy

When: 14 April 2020; 9:00-11:00
Where: Online (Zoom)

Seminar for Austrian and international journalists. Only by invitation. For information, contact:  Mirjana.tomic@fjum-wien.at

Cooperation project with Presseclub Concordia.


China’s international involvement has been increasing for the past decades, and the coronavirus pandemic has enabled the Beijing authorities to rapidly augment their international visibility through the international medical assistance: donating and selling medical equipment, sending out doctors to advice on the best measures to fight the pandemic, etc.

The title of the recent Reuters story is telling: “In China, a young diplomat rises, as aggressive foreign policy takes root.”

What is the official agenda behind the new approach and how is it presented to the Chinese audience?


Vivian Wu, News Editor, BBC Chinese, Hong Kong Bureau Head, BBC World Service.

Target Group

Austrian and international professional journalists. (By invitation)

Number of participants: maximum 25.


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Further Questions

For additional information about the session, contact Mirjana Tomic, seminar manager, mirjana.tomic@fjum-wien.at, or call 0676 365 26 93

Mirjana Tomić develops and manages fjum_Kontext information sessions on current international affairs. Her international career encompasses journalism, media and political analyses, public outreach and university lecturing. She holds a BA degree in Political Science from Brandeis University, US, and an MA from El Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico.

14.04.202009:00 - 11:00
Vivian Wu
Online (Zoom)