media corruption

Me and My Censor

At Foreign Policy, Eveline Chao recalls working with a censor as an English-language magazine editor in Beijing: Our censor, an employee of MOFCOMM, was a nervous, flighty woman in her forties with long, frizzy hair and a high,...

In China Press, Best Coverage Cash Can Buy

The New York Times reports on the officially-banned but widespread practice of foreign firms paying hefty sums for positive media coverage in the Chinese press: Though Chinese laws and regulations ban paid promotional material...

Dark Journalism

In Forbes, Gady Epstein looks at the issue of corruption in the Chinese media: Wasn’t the year of the Olympics supposed to herald a new era of integrity in Chinese journalism? It has and it hasn’t. The Sichuan...


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