Hunan TV

China TV Struggles to Break Free of State

China’s TV industry is the focus of a pair of articles at the Financial Times. The first describes the efforts of China’s second largest broadcaster, Hunan Broadcasting System, to commercialise its organisation and...

Female Cadre In Search Of Love

A Land Taxes Department cadre found herself featured on a TV reality show as the third party in a vicious divorce. She sued the television station and won. From Southern Weekend and translated by ESWN: 32-year-old Zhang Chen...

Upstart From Chinese Province Masters the Art of TV Titillation – David Barboza

From The New York Times: They called it “The Mongolian Cow Sour Yogurt Super Girl Contest,” and for much of the year, this “American Idol” knockoff was one of the hottest shows on Chinese television. By the time it ended in August, more than 400 million viewers had tuned in, making it one of the […]



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