Chinese science journalist will discuss his country’s low-carbon movement April 4

March 22nd, 2012

Heping Jian SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Pioneering journalist Hepeng Jia, founder and former editor-in-chief of China's first magazine targeting the science community, will discuss China's low-carbon movement at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in room MRC 4 of Bryant University's Unistructure, 1150 Douglas Pike.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Jia, an active promoter of science journalism in China, reports extensively on topics from life science to climate change. He currently is a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. Upon his graduation from Tsinghua University in 1999, Jia joined China Daily. In June 2005, he became the UK-based SciDev.Net's regional coordinator for China. He also has written for Science magazine, Nature, and the UK magazine Chemistry World. He is on the executive board of the World Federation of Science Journalists and is the founder of China Science Media Centre.

The presentation is part of China Week events sponsored by Bryant University's U.S.-China Institute April 2-5. Other public events include Metropolitan Opera star Hao Jiang Tian's live performance of "From Mao to the Met" on Thursday, April 5.

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Keywords: China Week, environment, events, journalism, science, U.S.- China Institute