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Talking across cultures

Two founding members of Chinadialogue.net on the launch of this new independent online media platform

China is growing fast and, as it grows, it is faced with urgent environmental challenges. Environmental costs may account for 10 per cent of China's GDP and the effects of pollution, desertification and climate change are already beginning to be felt within China and outside her borders. Climate change, species loss, pollution, water scarcity and environment damage are not problems confined to one country: they are challenges that concern all the world's citizens, but the rise of China gives them a new urgency. Tackling these challenges will require a common effort and common understanding. At Chinadialogue they aim to promote that common understanding. By establishing the world's first fully bilingual website devoted to the environment they aim to promote direct dialogue and the search for solutions to our shared environmental challenges. At this event, Isabel Hilton and Becky Hogge present two perspectives on their work developing China Dialogue. Hilton, who holds a degree in Sinology from the University of Edinburgh and also studied at the Peking Language Institute and the Fudan University in Shanghai, discusses editorial approaches to drawing together two different language communities around a shared topic. Hogge, technical lead on China Dialogue, shows how the Web can be harnessed to enable more discussion across languages and cultures..


Speaker: Isabel Hilton | talks | www
Becky Hogge | talks


Date and Time:

3 October 2006 at 6:00 pm


2 hours



Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster
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