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Sharp Dialogue
LIU Xiaoming 刘晓明,
Beijing People's Publishing House
English, Chinese
240 x 170mm
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As China is playing more and more important role in international affairs, the world is eager to know more about China. During Liu Xiaoming’s 11-years-tour of Chinese Ambassador to the UK, he reached out enthusiastically to a broad spectrum of audience to present China story via mass media and multimedia communications. He faced up to challenges and never shied away from difficult and complex issues in order to make China’s voice heard, understood, recognized and believed. Liu Xiaoming made unremitting efforts to mitigate the “understanding deficit” between China and the West.
This book includes 32 interviews he gave to major TV and radio networks including BBC, Sky News, ITV and Channel 4. Many of them are live interviews with Britain’s best known TV presenters and interviewers.This book covers a very range of subjects from President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the UK, China-UK relations, understanding China, Hong Kong, Covid-19, to China-Japan relations. Every subject has background information and every interview has the author's notes telling the story behind the interview.
In the book, Liu Xiaoming also shares his experience in dealing with western media, especially his 'magic tool' and 'secrets' to success. As an 'ice-breaker' in the era of communication, Liu Xiaoming is constantly striving to present a credible, admirable and respectable China.
Liu Xiaoming, Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Korean Peninsula Affairs.
A graduate of Dalian University of Foreign Languages, he received his MA at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University and joined the Chinese foreign service in 1974. He had been posted in Africa, America, Asia and Europe. He was promoted as Deputy Director-General at the North American and Oceania Affairs Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995 and served as Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C. from 1998 to 2001.
From 2001 to 2006, he served as Chinese Ambassador to Egypt, Assistant Governor of Gansu Province, Vice Minister at the Office of the Foreign Affairs Leading Group of the CPC Central Committee He was Chinese Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from 2006 to 2010 and to the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2021.
Since April 2021, he has served as Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Korean Peninsula Affairs. He is a member of Foreign Policy Advisory Group of China.
He received The Fletcher Dean’s Medal, First Class Friendship Medal of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Fletcher Class of 1947 Memorial Award, the 48 Group Club Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Sino-British Relations and the Freedom of the City by the City of London Corporation.
He was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa of Nottingham University and the Honorary Doctorate of the University of Huddersfield.
He is the author of Sharp Dialogue (Beijing Publishing Group 2022)