A new face for Beijing

Time for a Change In this series debut, Jennifer tells us about her arrival in Beijing, a city that's undergoing a profound transformation. Jennifer's also coping with her share of changes . . .

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Ming
june 23, 2020
It seems to me looking at this video that everything's great and beautiful in China... But what about human rights? What about the people that was force to move from their homes to make space for those olympic buildings?

Mona Nazari
june 23, 2020
Jennifer, Tiffany - your artistry stimulates my senses to feel as though I have already been, and one day will go back.

Fernando Chu
june 23, 2020
Tiffany and Jennifer...I am speechless. Amazing!!!. Can not wait to see the complete Episodes.

Jeff Hsing
june 23, 2020
This is really a good short movie, or video. It seems like not finished yet. Hopefully, there will be soon more to watch. I have ever been in Beijing, a marvelous city, for years, working. I profoundly know that it's no easy to be there, I mean, to work and make a live there. Even though, we are not like those who are called "migration workers", we have foreign diplomas, work experiences, speak at least 2 languages, all of them don't mean anything. You still need to work hard and carefully to get a piece of space for your own. It's no t a cake. So, good wishes to Jeniffer... By the way, I like your Chinese Radio Services, too. Esp. the style of show. He is the best Chinese Speaking Host in Canada I have ever heard on Radio or TV.

ko ala
june 23, 2020
it's great to see a creative approach to a story that's told so blandly everyday. it seems that the first episode is scratching at the surface of a deep issue for the country and its people. i can't wait to see more episodes.

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Tiffany Hsiung

“Film has the ability to break ignorance, prejudice and provide people with hope and confidence within themselves. I am in love with the empty and disgusted with the full, and will always seek an empty glass to fill.”

To expose, educate and promote societal change has been the driving message behind Tiffany Hsiung’s work and inspiration behind her award winning short film “Binding-Borders”. A graduate of Ryerson University’s film production program in June 2007, Hsiung’s work has earned her numerous film awards including the Best Toronto Focus Film Award, People’s Choice Award at the Cabbage Town Film Festival and the Grand Jury prize for R.C.I ‘Digital Diversity’. She gained recognition after awarded the William F. Whites Equipment Grant Award, as well as the Kodak Film Grant for her short film and the 2007 Norman Jewison Film Production award. At 24 years old, Tiffany has worked closely with accomplished directors such as Academy award nominee Deepa Mehta and music video director Christopher Mills.

Her next project to complete is a documentary that pieces together the broken fragments of her mother’s childhood. Hsiung’s mother was sold at the age of 6 by her own father, and had not seen her birth parents in over 37 years. Nor did she know the truth behind her mysterious past. Tiffany was determined to do just that, find out the truth. Her journey is documented in the feature film, Sing Me a Lullaby. It is currently in post-production.

Jennifer Hsiung

I came to Beijing, China on July 12, 2020 to pursue my dream of a career in broadcasting. I once wrote a mission statement. I promised myself to be on TV before the age of 25. Well the promise came early – 366 days early, to be exact. Just one day before my 24th birthday, I anchored my first live sports show on CCTV International.

When I was a little girl I wanted to be Connie Chung because she was the only famous Chinese person next to Bruce Lee and Michael Chang. And since I wasn’t a dude, I thought that she would be a fitting role model. I went into journalism after high school because I sucked at math and didn’t want to end up with a general BA and work at Indigo for the rest of my good years. In June 2005, I graduated with Honours from Ryerson University's School of Journalism and won a bunch of journalism awards – mostly because my grades were high.

My first on air job came 3 months after graduating. I worked as an overnight traffic reporter for 680News. The hours sucked but the experience was invaluable (Thank you Scott Metcalfe for giving this lost girl a chance). I'm an extremist who yearns for balance; a perfectionist who is all too familiar with fixing things that aren’t broken to begin with.

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