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Joined a online seminar run by the Chinese language school.
The guest speaker was a 27yrs old lady who have been working for a Chinese TV media called CCTV for 4yrs.

She explained 1.Herself 2. How is the media in China briefly
(I was tired n sleepy so I missed many parts... Though it was interesting)

Miyuki Haga, born in 1993.
Her father is half Chinese/half Japanese,
Her mother is Chinese
And she has a younger sister (only one year younger than her)
Her nationality is Japanese.( Maybe her father's nationality is Japanese?)
She recognizes that her mother tongue is Japanese.
Born in Japan, went to a Japanese public school for 1yr.(grade 1?)
Then her mother told her " you are the child of Chinese so you should know Chinese" then her sister and she were sent to China!
She was thinking it's a short trip? but eventually she started studying in a public elementary school in China!,Shandong province (山東省)
(grade 2-6)
Then her mother said that "you will go to university in Japan, so to you should go to Japanese high school and junior high school, so she returned to Japan.😳

I asked her a question if she got confused by shifting Japan to China n China to Japan especially for CALP(cognitive academic language proficiency)which is harder to acquire compared to BICS (basic interpersonal communication skills)
She said that they were sent to her aunt's house where she could talk with her aunt n cousin who speaks Japanese fluently. After coming back to Japan for several months her way speaking Japanese was katakoto(halting or broken Japanese)but soon she got used to speaking in Japanese fluently.
Also the vacation timing in China and Japan is different so she was studying in Japanese elementary school for 1-2 months when she was temporarily returned from China.( I found same pattern of the children of Japanese who are living in Toronto😉that seems a good way👍)

She graduated the
中国伝媒大学(簡体字: 中国传媒大学、英語: Communication University of China)
The top level school for Media Field in China.
... Though she was going to study in Japanese university??
Actually she wanted to enter waseda but failed, then instead of taking the exam in the following year she took an exam of communication university in China... interesting :)

She has been told to "become a bridge of Japan and China" since her childhood.
(It happens so often to the children who has roots in multiple culture... I think having the roots in several countries is one part of their unique identity but no need to cling on that )
Then she was thinking... Hmm interpreter? Trading?? Then she found that the reporters in media is cool. So she got interested in media.

Same kind of "life is a chocolate box" happened in her job hunting.
She was thinking to join Japanese Media. She met some Japanese people who were working in TV Asahi or NHK ..n sent to Chinese university by the company. N she got a chance to work as an intern in those Japanese Media.
Then why she joined chinese Media?
Actually she couldn't pass the final interview of Japanese media/ couldn't apply for some Japanese media because the timing was overwrapped with her thesis
She belonged to the TV creating circle of her university  because being in invited (you know at the time of new students enter the university many circles try to invite them to join !)
Then when she was doing interview a person in CCTV talked to her and asked her to send CV to the company. Though she was not that interested in, she just sent her application... Then after failing to join the Japanese Media she joined CCTV.
That eventually became a great choice of her!

When you fail to get something, actually better choice is prepared to you, so don't worry...😇

I also asked her a question that
I have an impression that chinese government is strongly control the media compared to other county.
Her answer was quite interesting.
There is a guideline to follow (ex. Don't show the national flag of Taiwan) so following those rules, the government is not asking any specific modifications to the creator. Thinking that chinese government control the Chinese media is kind of bias (色眼鏡)
Also she compared the news of Wuhan : chinese Media, Japanese, Europe, Al-Jazeera etc n found the difference is not what is mentioned but What is NOT mentioned.... that's truely important....

Other question by the audience..
Any cultural differences for working?
→yes but those cultural differences she had overcome in her youth already. The tough point is to compose professional chinese writing draft for the news.(I see... business language is difficult... Actually her way of speaking Japanese is too causal. I was wondering if the person doesn't know her background they might find her rude...😅)

Anyways I enjoyed👍
Another reference...

Wanna learn those terms below
(Will be updated later hopefully..)

President of the People's Republic of China
◎Xi Jinping, since March 2013.
◎Hu Jintao (/huː dʒɪnˈtaʊ/; Chinese: 胡锦涛; pinyin: Hú Jǐntāo;
◎Liu Shaoqi 刘少奇
◎Dong Biwu 董必武
◎Li Xiannian 李先念
◎Yang Shangkun 杨尚昆
◎Jiang Zemin (/dʒiːˈɑːŋ zəˈmɪn/; Chinese: 江泽民; pinyin: Jiāng Zémín;
◎Mao Zedong[a] (/ˈmaʊ (d)zəˈdʊŋ/;[1] Chinese: 毛泽东