John D. Liu

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John Dennis Liu "is an American who has lived in China for more than two decades. Mr. Liu helped to open the CBS News bureau in Beijing at the time of normalization of relations between the U.S. and China. He worked for CBS News for more than 10 years. He also worked for Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI Italian Television) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF German Television).

"For the past 10 years, Mr. Liu has concentrated on ecological film making and has written, produced and directed films on grasslands, deserts, wetlands, oceans, rivers, urban development, atmosphere, forests, endangered animals and other topics primarily for Earth Report and Life series on the BBC World. In 2003, Mr. Liu wrote, produced and directed Jane Goodall - China Diary for National Geographic.

"Since 1997, Mr. Liu has directed the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP) which uses television to deliver ecological, sustainable development and public health messages in China and other countries. Mr. Liu was also the driving force in the creation and development of the China Environment and Sustainable Development Reference and Research Center (CESDRRC), the China HIV/AIDS Information Network (CHAIN), and the Environmental Education Media Project (Mongolia).

"Mr. Liu is a foreign expert at the International Cultural Exchange Audio/Visual Publishing House, a Visiting Fellow at the University of the West of England (UWE) in the Faculty of the Built Environment and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum on Media for Development, and currently filming in collaboration with the World Bank and other institutions a film on the rehabilitation of the Loess Plateau in the upper and middle reaches of the Yellow River." [1]

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