jiao guobiao

Feng Zhenghu: No Free Lunch

After he was denied re-entry to China eight times, Feng Zhenghu lived in Tokyo’s Narita Airport...

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...

Breaking Through The Internet Blocking In Mainland China – Jiao Guobiao

From the EastSouthWestNorth blog (link), a translated opinion piece by Jiao Guobiao, former associate professor of the School of Journalism and Communications, Peking University: May 3 is International Free Press Day. On May 3 last year, I was in Washington DC attending the commemorative meeting organized by international press organizations and I provided testimony about […]

Paul Mooney: China Wages a New War on Academic Dissent

From the Chronicle of Higher Education, via a Glimpse of the World blog: Mr. Jiao is the latest casualty in the Chinese government’s war against academic dissent, a campaign that has caught many scholars by surprise. Shortly before a new, younger generation of Chinese leaders took office in 2002, intellectuals in Beijing were hoping that […]

Kelley Beaucar Vlahos: Journalism Prof Faces China’s Silent Treatment

Fox News has interviewed former Beijing University journalism professor Jiao Guobiao, who is now in the U.S.: To Jiao, the crackdown on the Internet is just an extension of the government’s controlling hand and heavy boot on all forms of expression in China that seem to threaten the power structure politically and socially. While China […]

Lecturer sacked from Beijing University

The Age and the BBC reported on the recent dismissal of journalism professor Jiao Guobiao from Beijing University. In a press release, Reporters Without Borders today condemned the sacking of Jiao Guobiao and called on the government to restore him to his post and stop restricting Internet discussion forums.

ESWN: Jiao Guobiao’s Final Struggle

Journalism professor Jiao Guobiao, who last year wrote a blistering critique of the Propaganda Bureau, has been fired from Beijing University, while he is in the U.S. In an interview with the Hong Kong magazine Yazhou Zhoukan, Jiao said: Last year, after Declaration of the Campaign against The Central Propaganda Department was circulated, the school […]

Secret China interviews Jiao Guobiao

Secret China has published a lengthy interview with Jiao Guobiao, author of Declaration of the Campaign against The Central Propaganda Department. ESWN has translated the interview here. Jiao, who is currently in the US, says: “I think that it is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak out, just as it is the responsibility of the […]

Interview with Jiao Guobiao

Beijing University recently notified Professor Jiao Guobiao, who earlier wrote a powerful essay against the Central Propaganda Department, that his course for this semester has been cancelled and that he can no longer advise masters research students. Although Professor Jiao told school officials he would not talk to the media about his situation, he gave […]

Jiao Guobiao: How To Open Up News Control In China

Thanks to Eswn for translating Professor Jiao Guobiao’s latest essay: How to open up new control in China. In the article, Jiao, a professor in Peking University concluded that “If the news control should be opened up and the news media are allowed to function as public opinion watchdogs, a single newspaper will be more […]

Translation of Jiao Guobiao’s essay (ZonaEuropa)

A rough translation of Jiao Guobiao’s essay about the Propaganda Department is now available here on the ZonaEuropa site. Thanks to the person at that site who did the translation and sent us the link. Jiao Guobiao, a journalism professor at Beijing University„ÄÇ (Doug Kanter/ Polaris for The New York Times)

More on Jiao Guobiao

Jiao Guobiao’s essay condemning the Propaganda Bureau is finally getting some international attention (although Wang Feng reported on it here two weeks ago). In addition to the NYT article posted below, RFA has also reported on Jiao’s essay. I have not yet seen an English translation of his essay, which is being widely distributed online, […]

Let Freedom Ring? Not So Fast. China’s Still China. (NYT)

Here is The New York Times report on an old story of China’s censorship. “But some see worrying signs that the leadership remains instinctively hostile to political discussion and more independent news media. Scholars say they now suspect that Mr. Hu is not as forward-looking as they had once hoped, and at any rate he […]

Professor lashes out against censorship watchdog

Jiao Guobiao, a professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at Peking University, published an essay in late March on the Internet blasting the “Central Propaganda Department”, an arm of the Communist...



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