Chancellor Robert Birgeneau appears on Chinese television

July 1, 2007

A recent article in the UC Berkeley NewsCenter notes that Chancellor Robert Birgeneau was the featured guest on "Eastern Horizon: Top Talk," a Chinese talk show featuring face-to-face interviews with foreign dignitaries, heads of state, industry leaders, and other prominent figures. During the program, which aired on China's largest national TV network, China Central Television (CCTV), producer and host Shui Junyi interviewed Birgeneau about the campus's mission as a public university, his career, and former UC Berkeley Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien. The interview was taped in April during the Chancellor's visit to Beijing, where he received an honorary doctorate from Tsinghua University. To read more about the interview and to view a webcast of the program, go to news/ media/ releases/ 2007/07/11_toptalk.shtml (link is external).