It’s not surprising that Ming Tang looks fondly on his time as a Macquarie student – it was at the University where he met his wife, a fellow Macquarie student at the time.
“My fondest memories of Macquarie were of the coffee bars, corners, lawns and lecture theatres where I spent time with her,” he says.
This romantic story is just one of hundreds of stories Ming has to share. As a TV journalist for the Xinhua News Agency, the official press agency of the People’ Republic of China, Ming covers a range of Australian stories in the company’s Sydney bureau, one of more than 100 Xinhua foreign bureaus worldwide.
Ming says he is pleased that his work helps brings greater understanding between the Australia and China.
“The best part of my job, which I always feel excited about, is telling Australian stories to China and telling Chinese stories to Australia.”
A graduate of Macquarie’s Master of Arts in International Communication degree, Ming says it was at Macquarie where he learned about the world and its different cultural perspectives.
“The cross-cultural communication skills I learned at Macquarie helped me understand how to pass my message to people with different cultural backgrounds.”
Ming says he would recommend Macquarie to others considering a career in media or communications.
“Macquarie is one of the best universities in the world,” he says. “It’s not only a place to learn career skills, but it’s also the cradle of leaders.”
The Master of International Communication is also available a double degree with the Master of International Relations. A two-year Master of International Communication with Master of International Business will be offered in 2013.