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About the New Danwei

Following a brief hiatus, veteran China blog Danwei has relaunched on a new trajectory as “a web magazine about China”: Since 2003, we have been translating, reporting and commenting on the Chinese media and...

What Were China’s Top Stories in 2010?

China Media Project translates a list of the top ten stories of 2010 provided by People’s Daily for an online poll, and also adds in commentary from netizens (and their own top ten list): In the comments section at...

Humphrys in China

Veteran BBC correspondent John Humphrys is visiting China and contributing daily reports starting tomorrow. His China diary can be read here, and a slideshow of images from his trip is here. From the introduction to his report:...

Pre-Fab Reporting

An essay by Indian writer Pankaj Mishra in Outlook India critiques western media coverage of India and China: China has unexpectedly emerged on the world stage, its intentions and motivations still largely unknown, its distance...

It’s Time to Retire the Tiger and the Dragon

An article in Foreign Policy takes on the tired cliches used in reporting on the rise of India and China: To be fair, it’s hard to capture the enormously complicated and consequential story of the simultaneous rise of...

Chinese Media in the U.S.

CDT’s Xiao Qiang was interviewed, together with the Washington Post’s John Pomfret, on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show today about China’s external propaganda efforts. Listen here: In the past two years,...

Evan Osnos: Top Ten China Myths of 2009

On his New Yorker blog, Evan Osnos parses out ten myths about China that were in circulation this year, including: Chinese Web users have no impact on the government. Fact: In June, China unveiled plans to require all new...

ChinaGeeks: Hecaitou on the Media

ChinaGeeks translates a portion of a blog post by Hecaitou which includes his thoughts about the media: After so many years, we’ve learned that by reading the opposite of what the domestic media reports, one can get some of the...

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