International Business Journalism: China Perspective from Colton Shone on Vimeo.

China's business, media and culture are tightly intertwined, yet few Americans understand the unique personality of our major trading partner. Fifteen business journalism students from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication set out to learn more about the background of China's charge into the world markets and economy. This multimedia project is the result of their two weeks spent in Beijing and Shanghai . The students had spirited discussions with Chinese and other international students from Tsinghua University in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai. They visited news operations of Bloomberg News, Thomson Reuters, China Central Television and Oriental Outlook, which is China's equivalent of Time magazine. They spoke with store clerks and entrepreneurs. Besides observing skyscrapers and the Shanghai Expo 2010, they visited the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The students produced this project under the guidance of Dr. Xu Wu, a native of Beijing, and Professor Andrew Leckey, the Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism, for the Cronkite course International Business Journalism: Chinese Perspective.