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Send Me Your Tired, Your Hungry Your Chinese Freelancers – David Bandurski

From China Media Project: We’ve written extensively at CMP about the institutional causes of poor media professionalism in China ” from the Lan Chengzhang case to the more recent “cardboard bun” hoax. Anticipating CMP fellow Lu Ye’s talk tonight on media corruption, we return again to the question of the deeper causes of poor ethics, […]

China Announces Media Crackdown – Keith Bradsher

The New York Times reports a crackdown on “false news” in the wake of the arrest of a journalist who allegedly fabricated a story about dumplings made with cardboard filling. According to the report, media organizations are urged to set up hotlines so the public can report false stories: According to The People’s Daily, the […]

Why Do People Think That A Fake News Story Is Real? – EastSouthWestNorth

Blogger ESWN continue to bring information and commentary about the “Fabricated Cardboard-Filled Dumplings Story” together for interested readers. From EastSouthWestNorth: You would think that The Cardboard Buns Story is decisive and conclusive that the original news story was faked by an overly ambitious and over-reaching reporter. Unfortunately, some people in China continue to believe that […]

More Reactions to the “Fabricated Cardboard-Filled Dumplings Story” from Chinese Media and Cyberspace

CDT yesterday followed some first-time online reactions from netizens to the news that the cardboard-filled dumplings story is fabricated. What about China’s mainstream media? Are there voices other than Xinhua’s official version of this story now? Here are excerpts from an editorial on the Southern Metropolis Daily, translated by CDT: …… if we look into […]

Report: Cardboard Main Ingredient in Steamed Buns Sold as Beijing Street Food – AP

Another entry to the list of questionable food products in China: cardboard-filled steamed buns. A Beijing TV undercover crew filmed a baozi factory that was making pork dumplings using cardboard filler: The surroundings are filthy, with water puddles and piles of old furniture and cardboard on the ground. “What’s in the recipe?” the reporter asks. […]

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