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Fiddling with Commas While the Economy Burns

This year’s “Two Sessions,” which concluded on March 11, were more Party-choreographed than ever, as evidenced by the elimination of the premier’s customary post-NPC press conference, the weakening of the State Council via a...

Guizhou Journalist Sent on “Forced Vacation”

On November 15th, five brothers and cousins aged between nine and thirteen died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a Guizhou dumpster, where they had lit a fire to keep warm. Their deaths prompted a frenzy of soul searching in both...

Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (3)

In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet Instructions” series to the Censorship Vault. These directives were originally published on (Participate) and date from 2005...

Ecology Damage Severe, Say 95pc in Online Survey

From The South China Morning Post, via A Glimpse of the World: The mainland’s environmental problems are grave and local governments are bent on economic growth at the expense of the country’s ecology, according to the majority of respondents to a nationwide online survey. The survey, organised by the China Youth Daily and Tencent, China’s […]

Hah! Wen Jiabao Said We Could Run It…

It’s not a bad day for Chinese journalists, relatively speaking, when they can run their own personal horror stories about getting harassed. In the past day, the horror story they’ve been talking about is Liu Wanyong’s. Liu, an investigative reporter for the China Youth Daily’s watchdog supplement Freezing Point, got a quite a fright on […]

China Youth Daily Chief Sacked -Reports

Li Erliang, Editor-in-Chief of China Youth Daily, a newspaper owned by China Youth League, was sacked, Hong Kong newspaper Wen Hui Po reported. Li was replaced by Chen Xiaochuan, editor of Freezing Point, a weekly additional edition of the newspaper. Li’s removal wasn’t elaborated by China Youth Daily, and the reason behind this is also […]

From Binyan to Freezing Point – Qian Gang

ESWN has translated an article (link) by prominent Chinese journalist and former managing editor of Southern Weekend, Qian Gang, about the connections between Liu Binyan and the restructuring of Freezing Point: Number 2, Ocean Transport Warehouse, Dongzhimen South Little Street, Beijing, is the address of China Youth Daily. There is half a century between 1956 […]

Controls spell bad news for the media – Josephine Ma

From South China Morning Post, viaAsiaMedia: Mainland journalists are experiencing their worst censorship in recent years, with outspoken media outlets being crushed one by one. Journalists and academics said the momentum to mute forthright journalists and media outlets reached a peak on Tuesday with the closure of the popular four-page China Youth Daily weekly feature […]

A public protest against the illegal stoppage of the Freezing Point weekly magazine – Li Datong

Freezing Point (ÂÜ∞ÁÇπÔºâeditor Li Datong has written an open letter protesting the closure of his publication. ESWN has translated the letter: On January 24, 2006, Tuesday, which the deadline for the Freezing Point weekly magazine, the Beijing editorial staff of Freezing Point worked as usual to edit and proof-read the weekly edition scheduled for January […]

Leading Publication Shut Down In China – Philip P. Pan

From the Washington Post: China’s ruling Communist Party on Tuesday suspended one of the premier publications in Chinese journalism, escalating a campaign to rein in the state media, part of the government’s toughest crackdown on freedom of expression here in more than a decade. The decision to shut down Freezing Point, a four-page weekly feature […]

Chinese media resisting party control – Robert Marquand

From the Christian Science Monitor: A rare protest by Chinese journalists at a leading national newspaper offers a window into the intensifying severity of information control in China and the sometimes sophisticated resistance to it by Chinese journalists. A frank 19-page letter by Li Datong, a senior editor at China Youth Daily, details a struggle […]

Newspaper kills plan to link pay with praise – SCMP

From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: A leading state-run newspaper has scrapped a controversial appraisal system linking reporters’ pay to government approval after a high-profile protest by a veteran editor. Li Datong , a senior editor at the China Youth Daily, launched a rare attack on his employer over the plan to […]

China commentary on Hu sparks ‘personality cult’ row – Benjamin Kang Lim

From Reuters: A row at an official Chinese newspaper over a fawning article about Communist Party chief Hu Jintao has broken into the open, with some staff saying it rekindled memories of a Mao Zedong-style personality cult. Newspapers are controlled by the party and required to sing its praises, but many and have become increasingly […]



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