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Will China Ever Purchase a U.S. Media Company?

Following high-profile sales of The Washington Post, Boston Globe and Newsweek, Isaac Stone Fish asks whether prospects for a major Chinese media acquisition in the U.S. have improved since rumors of a Southern Media Group bid...

Fear and Loathing at the China Daily

Mitch Moxley, who arrived in China in 2007 for a job at The China Daily, recounts the frustrations of working for China’s English language, Communist Party mouthpiece newspaper. He has recently published a memoir of his six...

TVs, Satellite Dishes Confiscated in Tibetan Areas

Authorities in Qinghai are increasing patrols, confiscating TVs, dismantling satellite dishes and tightening travel restrictions in Tibetan areas in response to recent self-immolations and general unrest. From Brian Spegele at...

China’s Positive Spin on Africa

Last week, the English-language China Daily newspaper launched its Africa edition in order to break a perceived western monopoly in Africa-related journalism. From Harry Verhoeven and Iginio Gagliardone at CNN: As was...

As Western Media Contract, China Daily Expands

The Globe and Mail’s Mark MacKinnon reflects on Jeremy Webb’s “terrifying” observation that “China Daily is the only English-language paper available at my hotel in Milan”: Fourteen words that...

Is China Squandering its Soft Power Investments?

Following a series of damaging stories this year, notably the ousting of Bo Xilai and escape of Chen Guangcheng, The Atlantic’s Damien Ma argues that “for all the financial muscle thrown behind shaping its global...

Cautious Optimism for Chen Guangcheng US Visit

At The New York Times, Philip Pan describes Chen Guangcheng’s story so far: My friendship with Mr. Chen began in the summer of 2005, when a New York University professor, Jerome A. Cohen, arranged for us to meet at a...

Washington Post “Caving to China’s Demands”?

Washington Post ombudsman Patrick B. Pexton has criticised the newspaper’s publication this month of a written interview with Xi Jinping, arguing that the Chinese government was granted too much control over its content....

Laws on Paper vs. Law in Practice

A State Council white paper on China’s legal system raised eyebrows last month by proclaiming the country’s “comparatively complete legal system to protect human rights”. Stanley Lubman looks at topics...

US Proposal Would Crimp Visas for State-Run Media

China’s plans to expand the reach of its state media may stumble over a proposal by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) to limit the number of US visas granted to Chinese journalists from organisations such as Xinhua. The...

China’s Fox News

Foreign Policy’s Christina Larson profiles state-owned yet controversy-courting tabloid Global Times and its editor, Hu Xijin. The newspaper revels in attacking corrupt officials at home as well as supposed meddlers...

China Daily: Activist on Trial for Subversion

PRC’s official English publication China Daily reporting on Tan Zuren’s case: Tan Zuoren, who had been investigating the deaths of students in last year’s Sichuan earthquake, stood trial yesterday for...

China Daily Assails Prisoner Abuses

A recent China Daily article reports on widespread concerns about abuses perpetuated in pre-trial detention centers, and says, “only a radical reform of the system will bring an end to the scandals.” The New York...

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