China’s soft power initiatives are often derided by Western observers as ineffective or counterproductive. Over a hundred Confucius Institutes in the U.S. and Europe have been targeted as arms of the Chinese state and forced to...
foreign investment in media
Nov 23, 2021
Xi Jinping’s call in 2013 to “tell China’s story well” accelerated an existing trend of Chinese media fanning out across the globe to strengthen the country’s external propaganda and international discourse power. Media outlets...
Dec 2, 2016
Chinese commercial property developer and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has in...
Nov 21, 2012
The following example of censorship instructions, issued to the media and/or Internet companies by...
Oct 30, 2012
At Foreign Policy, Eveline Chao recalls working with a censor as an English-language magazine editor in Beijing: Our censor, an employee of MOFCOMM, was a nervous, flighty woman in her forties with long, frizzy hair and a high,...
Jul 29, 2010
The following examples of censorship instructions, issued to the media and/or Internet companies by various central (and sometimes local) government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and...
Dec 13, 2004
From The Standard: “Beijing Media Corp (BMC), the advertising sales unit of Beijing Youth Daily, the mainland’s second largest newspaper in terms of advertising revenue, has attracted the backing of South African media group Naspers, which will subscribe to about 40 per cent of BMC’s HK$905 million initial public offering (IPO).” Thanks to Danwei for […]
Dec 1, 2004
From the China Economy Net: “Telecommunications industry is generally regarded as the trade with national strategic interests by many countries. China is no exception. China has a very clear-cut plan to develop or open telecom industry under its WTO project. But multinationals still have to take a rather cautious attitude and do relevant observations before […]
Nov 26, 2004
From the South China Morning Post, via China Study Group: “The mainland has invited a group of domestic and foreign media companies to form a board to advise the government on how capital markets can help modernise the industry. The board, which will include Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone and the heads of media companies from […]
Nov 24, 2004
Foreign TV companies, including HBO, Nickelodeon and National Geographic, are moving quickly to take advantage of new relaxed rules in China allowing foreign investment in content production: “Most of the partnerships are seizing on new rules that go into effect next week allowing foreign firms to own up to 49 percent of joint ventures engaged […]
Nov 18, 2004
Another story on new rules governing foreign ownership of TV stations, from the Malaysia Star today: Beginning Nov. 28, foreign companies will be allowed to own up to 49% of Chinese TV firms, provided they use “China themes” in two-thirds of their programming. The worlds largest television audience will welcome overseas giants like Viacom, Disney […]
Nov 18, 2004
This article from China Daily gave more information about the new rules regarding foreign investment in Chinese media: “Warner (China) also revealed that the joint venture will make two to three movies and one TV series every year for the next five years. The production company will mainly produce Chinese language movies and TV series. […]
Nov 17, 2004
From Bloomberg: “China will let foreign investors take stakes in television production companies for the first time, widening access for Viacom Inc., Walt Disney Co. and other media companies in the world’s biggest TV market by viewers. The new policy, to take effect Nov. 28, will allow foreigners to own as much as 49 percent […]
China’s Post-WTO Technology Import Regulatory Regime and Its Implications for Foreign Technology Transferors
Oct 22, 2003
January 2002 article discussing the changes in regulation and rules before and after China entered WTO.
CDT in the News
- Sky News – Chinese state media appears to censor one of its own videos
- The Guardian – Chinese state media censors itself after highlighting poem about corrupt leaders
- ASPI Daily Tech and Cyber Digest – Meta’s ‘biggest single takedown’ removes Chinese influence campaign | Japan’s cyber security agency suffers months-long breach | FBI, partners dismantle Qakbot infrastructure
- Atlantic Council – Chinese discourse power: Capabilities and impact
- VOA – Chinese Social Media Platforms Fail to Control Racism Against Black People: Report