Prof Wu Mei from the Department of Communication, University of Macau (UM), received the Outstanding Paper Award at the Fifth National Conference on International Communication Theories, which was organised by the State Council Information Office and hosted by the Centre for International Communication Studies (CICS). It is China’s highest award in international communication studies. This is the second time Prof Wu has won this award.
The award-winning paper is co-authored by Prof Wu and Zhu Wenbo, a UM MA graduate of 2014 and an assistant research fellow at the CICS. It presents innovative approaches in international communication studies. It is also part of the result of a National Social Sciences Fund Major Project that aims to promote innovative studies of international dissemination of Chinese culture.
The biennial National Conference on International Communication Theories is the most authoritative and influential conference in China in the field of international communication. Held in Yantai, Shandong province, with the theme being ‘Telling the China Story, and letting the voice of China be heard’, this year’s conference was attended by more than 400 experts, scholars, and industry practitioners from central government departments, media organisations, think tanks, higher education institutions both at home and abroad, and information offices from various provinces and cities.