22nd Annual Conference – Roundtable IV: Campaigns and Elections

Roundtable IV: Campaigns and Elections
Assessing Media Perceptions of China in U.S. Election Campaigns

Media portrayals of China in the past several U.S. presidential and congressional election cycles impact U.S. public and elite perceptions of U.S.-China relations and the Chinese American community. According to the C-100 Public Perceptions Opinion Survey 2012, 54% of U.S. respondents think the Chinese media does not portray an accurate picture of the United States and 45.6% of Chinese think the American media fails to report China accurately. Experts on election campaigns, U.S. politics, and the media will exchange insights on how U.S. election campaign rhetoric has affected the Asian American vote and U.S.-China relations. The roundtable explores the critical role of media outlets in shaping each country’s perceptions of the other.

Eugene Robinson, Columnist and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Andrew Dugan, Advanced Design and Analytical Analyst, Gallup

Senator Tim Kaine, U.S. Senator of the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S. Senate

Stewart Kwoh, President and Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Neil Newhouse, Partner and Co-Founder, Public Opinion Strategies

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society

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