The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. All websites, find and delete...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 22, 2016
Last week, senior staff at the reformist journal Yanhuang Chunqiu were replaced by its supervising...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 28, 2014
The son of former party general secretary Hu Yaobang has taken over as publisher of liberal...
by Scott Greene | Dec 11, 2012
Clifford Coonan of The Independent catches up with Angelica Cheung, the editor of Vogue China, to discuss the challenges facing women in modern China and the secret behind the success of her magazine: Cheung believes the reason...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 27, 2010
Yesterday, an editor at blogger Han Han’s magazine, Party, announced that the publication had folded and the editorial team had been disbanded. In a Sina Microblog post, Managing Editor Ma Yimu announced*: “Han Han brought...
by Sophie Beach | May 8, 2010
The magazine Business Watch has been suspended for one month after reporting on a power company. From Bloomberg: Business Watch broke “propaganda discipline” in a report on China State Grid Corp. in its March 5 edition, damaging...
by dwang | May 31, 2009
This month saw the launch of the English edition of China National Geography (中国国家地理). Danwei has an extensive interview with editor-in-chief Yungshih Lee and international publisher Melvyn Goh: Danwei: What do you hope to...
by Paulina Hartono | Oct 10, 2008
Joel Martinsen of Danwei reports on Blog Weekly, a new magazine whose sources are entirely web-based. Blog Weekly is not the first print publication to recognize the value of web content, but it might be the first legitimate...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 22, 2007
Apparently in the run-up to the 17th Party Congress, the latest edition of the Economist, which focused on workers and the poor, had several pages removed before being distributed inside China, according to Jean Chen’s blog. She gives a list of the expurgated pages and posts the full articles.
by Sophie Beach | Oct 22, 2007
Far Eastern Economic Review writes about progress made by journalists in China, despite official censorship: Chinese newsstands get more impressive by the day: So much is on offer that most of them have opted to add a few extra magazine holders on the pavement. Here, a holder brimming with publications on collecting and the arts, […]
by Jonathan Ansfield | Sep 17, 2007
Trends Media Group is China’s premier glossy magazine house, publishers of mainland versions of Cosmo, Esquire, and Men’s Health among other fancy titles. In August, Trends launched a coordinated marketing campaign to turn its readers on to “lifestyles of health and sustainability”, i.e. LOHAS, the latest consumer cult to enter China. “Look good, feel good, […]
by Jonathan Ansfield | Jun 3, 2007
It’s becoming a rite of spring. Around 120 bosses of Beijing-based magazines withdrew to the hillside resort of Hongluo Temple last week, for five days of rest, relaxation, and, when they paid attention, re-indoctrination. All week, Marxist theoreticians and media ideologues lectured them on their editorial duty to the Communist Party. On Friday, they were […]
by Morgan Figuers | Jun 1, 2007
From the Epoch Times and Radio Free Asia: Recently, China’s General Administration of Press and Publication announced a nationwide audit on 10,000 periodicals to help standardize periodical publication forms. However, media workers in mainland China believe this is an attempt to further control publication content. According to media workers, the administration recently issued a policy […]
by Liu Yong | May 24, 2007
From RFA: China is to step up curbs on the country’s magazines and periodical publications from July 1, in what industry insiders see as a bid to tidy up the burgeoning industry and prevent negative coverage ahead of the 2008 Olympics. Behind the new rules, called the “Regulatory basis for the publication of periodicals,” is […]
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