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It was 1979. The U.S. and China had just established diplomatic relations. For the first time since the Communists took power in 1949, the Chinese government allowed American journalists to be based in Beijing. Assignment: China, "Opening Up" is their story.
Based on extensive interviews with virtually all the pioneering reporters who opened the first U.S. news bureaus in the People's Republic -- including Fox Butterfield, Jay and Linda Mathews, Richard Bernstein, Frank Ching, Melinda Liu, Jim Laurie, John Roderick, and many others -- the documentary also contains interviews with Chinese officials who sought to manage the Western media, people the reporters covered, as well as rare archival footage, still photos and previously unseen home videos.
以集中采访包括Fox Butterfield, Jay 以及 Linda Mathews, Richard Bernstein, Frank Ching Melinda Liu, Jim Laurie, John Roderick等数名派往中国的美国新闻分社开拓先锋记者们为基点，本纪录片也记录了对于以监管西方媒体为职的中国官员们的采访，记者的访问的对象和罕见的档案影像，照片以及未曾面世的私人录影。
This episode is one of several that make up an ambitious multimedia project exploring the work of U.S. China correspondents and the role they have played in shaping both American perceptions of the country and U.S. policy toward China. Assignment: China segments examine American coverage of China since the 1940s to today.
From the barriers of language, culture and politics, to the logistical challenges of war, revolution, isolation, internal upheaval, government restrictions and changing technology, covering China has been one of the most difficult of journalistic assignments. It's also one of the most important. For over sixty years, what American correspondents have reported about China has profoundly influenced U.S. views of the country, and the policies of successive American governments.
In what one scholar has characterized as the "roller-coaster ride" of U.S.-China relations -- from World War Two ally to Cold War enemy to common foe of the Soviet Union to "cuddly communists" embracing the market to emerging economic superpower and potential strategic rival -- American journalists have played a central role. At varying times, they have been cheer-leaders, demonizers, romantics and cynics -- struggling to understand a complex society with an opaque political system, buffeted by pressure from the authorities in both Beijing and Washington, not to mention pressure from their own editors and the remorseless deadlines of their profession.
Mike Chinoy, the distinguished former CNN Asia correspondent and USC U.S.-China Institute Senior Fellow, is the writer and reporter for the series. He is assisted by USCI Multimedia Editor Craig Stubing and USCI students, who handle much of the research, transcription, videography, and editing.The project was conceived of by Clayton Dube.
在本系列的作者和记者， 南加州大学美中学院高级研究员，也是著名的前任CNN亚洲通讯员 Mike Chinoy的帮助下，Craig Stubing-美中学院的多媒体编辑和美中学院的学生们接手了研究调查，副本制作，摄影及编辑。本项目由杜克雷设想。