Training Program at Tsinghua
For the German fellows of the Medienbotschafter-Program the trip to China begins with a one month Training Program at the Tsinghua University in Beijing. The main goal of the Training Program is to prepare the fellows for the political, social and job-related circumstances in China. The Training Program combines seminars about China’s applied geography with excursions to the head offices of influential Chinese newspapers and discussions with Chinese media experts. The seminars at the Tsinghua University primarily deal with the Chinese political system as well as the social and cultural development in China. The fellows also gain broad knowledge about the media system in the partner country. Further, the population development and strategies in foreign politics are topics in the Training Program. Throughout the different courses a special emphasis is placed on the relation between China and Germany. The discussions with leading journalists are integrated in excursions to the editorial desks of Chinese newspapers. The fellows have the chance to exchange experiences and opinions with Chinese journalists, but also with international foreign correspondents and media managers. Therefore the Training Program at the Tsinghua University constitutes a manifold preparation for the German journalists in China.