Minitrue: Delete Content on Newsweek Issue

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...

Vogue China Empowers Women Beyond Fashion

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...

The Key to China

In Prospect Magazine, Julia Lovell writes about the contemporary literature scene in China and two new magazines which aim to introduce modern Chinese short stories to an English audience: It’s now impossible to keep up with...

China Halts Journal Over Report on State-Owned Power Company

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...

Launch Issue of ‘China National Geography’ English Edition

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...

Han Han to Launch Magazine

Wildly popular blogger Han Han is planning to launch his own magazine. Chinayouren writes: Chinese ultra-blogger Han Han is starting a magazine. He announced it before on his blog, and his last post is already giving the details...

Grass-roots Journalism Meets the Modern News Weekly

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...

National Geographic Goes Chinese

Haven’t had time to do a side-by-side comparison of the English and Chinese versions of the National Geographic’s new China issue? does it for you in a detailed, nicely done article by Iacob Koch-Weser: An...

The Economist Censored Inside China

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.

China’s Journos Dodge the Censors – Ilaria Maria Sala¬†

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, […]

Extra, Extra, Extra: Robb Report To China

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, […]

License To Edit

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 […]

New Information Control Measure in China – Ding Xiao

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 […]



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