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Face to Face with Contemporary China

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: October 4, 2021, 19:00 – 20:00

When Tomáš Etzler landed in Beijing in October 2006 he was barely familiar with China. In the following years, however, he worked on hundreds of reports and experienced numerous powerful stories. What is life like for ordinary people in the world’s most populous state? What do journalists reporting on events the Communist government would prefer to keep hidden face in totalitarian China? The book Novinářem v Číně (A Journalist in China) delivers piercing insights into Chinese reality, showing it, in the raw colours of personal experience, as an ambitious power that lays claim to the lives of its citizens.

The debate is organized by the Václav Havel Library in cooperation with publishers Vyšehrad.
Jáchym Topol will helm the discussion with Tomáš Etzler.


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