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Zhang Ciyun visited Canberra as an exchange journalist to the Canberra Times, supported by the Australia-China Council, in 1982. Here is a short account of his experience.

As a Chinese journalist visiting Canberra for the first time, I find television one of the most fascinating things in the national capital.

Despite a packed itinerary arranged by The Canberra Times, where I have stayed as an observer for the past seven weeks, I have arranged five or six hours a day in front of a small black-and-white set in my flat, entertained, amused, excited, entranced and sometimes puzzled and frustrated.

Last Updated: 6 December 2018
Photo of Zhang Ciyun.
Zhang Ciyun 张慈贇, "TV Fascinating, Sometimes Frustrating," The Canberra Times, 23 June 1982, p.18.