Beijing youth daily

China Denies Black Jail Sentencing

Reuters reports China has sentenced 10 people to jail for illegally detaining petitioners from another city: Those convicted were hired by authorities from Changge city in central Henan province to stop petitioners airing their...

Newspaper Shares Ban Sets Back Liberalisation – Mure Dickie

From Financial Times: China has barred local newspapers from publicly issuing shares following a corruption scandal last year at IPO pioneer Beijing Youth Daily, according to the sector’s top regulator. However, the government was “encouraging” book publishing companies to list shares on stock markets in mainland China and Hong Kong, said Long Xinmin, minister at […]

Management-Level Scandal at Beijing Youth Daily – Duan Hongqing

From Caijing: As China’s National Day approaches, just when holiday cheer should be in the air, Beijing Youth Daily employees are anything but cheerful. Since June, six of their managers have been detained for involvement in economic crimes, including two vice-presidents and a director of advertising. Zheng Yijun, vice president of Beijing Media (Hong Kong […]

Beijing Media says six employees detained for questioning by prosecutors – SCMP

From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: Beijing Media, the first Chinese state-owned media company to sell shares to the public, said two of its vice presidents and four other employees have been detained in Beijing. Advertising department head Yu Dagong and two of his subordinates were being held on suspicion of bribery […]

Propaganda vs. profit

Jonathan Watts wrote about the latest media reform move: ” China opens up one of its last closed markets as newspapers multiply — piquing the interest of media tycoons like Rupert Murdoch. ” “The founders of the Beijing Youth Daily would not have believed it, but their paper — the mouthpiece of the Communist youth […]



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