Lang Xianping

China’s ‘Larry King’ speaks out on TV show – Channelnewsasia

China Daily’s website ran an article from Channelnewsasia about talk show host Lang Xianping, who says he was forced off the air while preparing a show about the Chen Liangyu scandal: One of China’s most popular television hosts says he was forced off the air by just-fired Shanghai Communist Party boss Chen Liangyu because he […]

The Unpublished Lang Xianping Interview – Chinese News Net

ESWN has translated an article that appeared on Chinese News Net, with the following explanation: “This essay was originally scheduled to be published in the September 28, 2006 issue of Southern Weekend but was withdrawn for some reason. There is no explanation about how the essay then ended up on an overseas Chinese website.”: Under […]

Chat show economist forced off China TV – Richard McGregor

From the Financial Times (link): China has forced one of the country’s controversial economic commentators off the air, closing his top-rating programme on the grounds that he did not meet the government’s spoken language standards for national television. Lang Xianping, who is also known as Larry Lang, recorded his last programme at the end of […]


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