Kong Linlin, a London-based reporter with Chinese state broadcaster’s English-language China...
by Grace | Sep 14, 2016
China’s state media regulator has issued a new order requiring all live streaming platforms...
by Grace | Feb 29, 2016
At The Hollywood Reporter, Patrick Brzeski reports that Chinese online streaming site iQiyi...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 29, 2014
To mark the 20th anniversary of Internet access in China, Xinhua published an editorial last week...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 4, 2011
While Mandarin broadcasts into China from the BBC World Service have been silenced, and Voice of America’s transmissions face a similar fate, the stations’ Chinese counterpart is expanding. From The Hindu: S....
by Paulina Hartono | Dec 11, 2009
In late November, television viewers found that they were no longer able to receive the broadcast signal from Sun TV. As Qian Gang writes for China Media Project, it is clear that the reformist network’s “broadcasts...
by Sophia Cao | Sep 15, 2007
From Xinhua via China Daily: China’s broadcasting watchdog has banned 13 radio shows it deemed too pornographic from being broadcast by local radio stations in five central and southern provinces. Provincial broadcast stations in Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guizhou and Hainan were said to have aired programs about “sex and drugs”, according to the State Administration […]
by Sophie Beach | Feb 27, 2007
The Washington Post reports on new efforts by the propaganda czars to control coverage of the upcoming NPC meetings: Communist Party propaganda chiefs have issued a stern new warning to China’s broadcast executives, saying news reports and entertainment should promote socialist loyalty and soothe tensions as the country enters a sensitive political season. The new […]
by Sophie Beach | Nov 29, 2005
From Xinhua, via China Daily: China plans to merge three major networks – Internet, telecommunications and broadcasting – into one in the next five years, said a telecommunications expert yesterday. The merger of three networks has been included into the 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010), which is still in the making, said Song Junde, professor at […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 29, 2005
From the Washington Post: At first glance, the new rules handed down by China’s broadcasting authority seemed natural enough in a country where the Communist Party feels duty-bound to set the tone for everything, even pop music. Masters of ceremony on state television’s seemingly endless roster of variety shows, the regulations said, should avoid vulgarity, […]
by Sophie Beach | Aug 26, 2005
From Asia Times: Wait a minute: what is a show about a group of single women obsessed with shoes and sex doing on China’s primetime TV schedule? Aren’t China’s TV censors known for diligently filtering out any content that is deemed unsuitable? Welcome to the grey area of China’s media policy, a zone where foreign […]
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- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods