*A special edition of Washington Watch with Roland Martin taped in China this week features newsmaker guest National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial and is scheduled to air on TV One Sunday, Feb. 7 at 11 AM ET.

Host Roland Martin traveled to China this week with a group of business, civil rights, academic and political leaders organized by the National Urban League. The trip was designed to build economic and cultural ties between China, the world’s most populous nation with the world’s second biggest economy, and the African American community.

The show will feature an announcement that China has committed to establishing a Confucius Institute at its first HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Xavier University in New Orleans, and will establish three more at HBCUs. Confucius Institute is a non-profit public institute that aims to promote Chinese language and culture and support local Chinese teaching.  There are 56 Confucius Institutes in the United States now, mainly affiliated with universities.

Several other panels will be featured, including a panel on clean economy jobs that includes Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, and Patrick Gusman, senior vice president of innovation and strategy and innovation officer at the National Urban League; a panel on educational opportunities in China with Dorothy Gilliam, founder/director of Prime Movers Media at George Washington University; and Frank Gilliam, dean of the UCLA School of Public Affairs and professor of public policy and political science.

A journalists’ roundtable includes Dorothy Gilliam who is a former reporter, editor and columnist for The Washington Post; Michelle Miller, CBS News correspondent; Danny Bakewell, Sr., publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel and chairman of the National Newspapers Publishers Association.

About ‘Washington Week With Roland Martin’

Hosted by TV One political editor, CNN and Tom Joyner Morning Show analyst Roland Martin, TV One’s new, hour-long weekly public affairs series focuses on issues of importance to African Americans, through interviews with officials from the Administration, Congress and other policymakers who represent black communities, as well as discussions with journalists and commentators, and a wide range of policy experts. The show re-airs Mondays at 2 AM and 6 AM (all times ET).

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