Surveys have shown that Xi Jinping’s hardline foreign policy is increasingly unpopular abroad. Given the CCP’s mixed success using soft power to repair China’s image, party propagandists have increasingly resorted to sharper...
Jun 8, 2022
China’s media elites are searching for new ways to tell China’s story abroad, and local researchers have taken note. Last week, the National Bureau of Asian Research, a U.S.-based think tank, released a report titled “Political...
Jun 25, 2019
Recent protests in Hong Kong against proposed extradition rules that threatened further erosion of...
Apr 27, 2016
China’s media industry is experiencing a period of rapid growth, with investors pouring...
Dec 14, 2015
Last week, Alibaba struck a $266 million deal to purchase the Hong Kong-based South China Morning...
Dec 11, 2015
Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has agreed to buy Hong Kong’s South China Morning...
Nov 25, 2015
Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba, is said to be in talks...
Jul 1, 2010
China has launched CNC World, a 24-hour English news channel. From the Associated Press: China Xinhua News Network Corp. (CNC) began broadcasting its first English TV service, CNC World, around the clock on Thursday, including...
Jun 17, 2010
China Daily reports: China’s Southern Daily Group’s recent attempt to acquire Newsweek magazine – the country’s first bid for a Western publication – has failed, but the bidder is expecting to make...
Jul 23, 2007
Word around Beijing’s CBD is that The Wall Street Journal and its publisher Dow Jones are in talks with Hexun.com about a deal to take a ten to twenty percent stake in China’s best-reputed financial news and information portal. As of last week a deal did not appear far off, two sources with ties to […]
Feb 23, 2007
From AP, via SanDiego.com: A media company with ties to China’s government-run Xinhua News Agency plans to raise up to $371.5 million in an initial public offering in New York, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Shanghai-based Xinhua Finance Media plans to sell 23 million American depositary shares on the Nasdaq […]
Nov 17, 2004
From Bloomberg: “China will let foreign investors take stakes in television production companies for the first time, widening access for Viacom Inc., Walt Disney Co. and other media companies in the world’s biggest TV market by viewers. The new policy, to take effect Nov. 28, will allow foreigners to own as much as 49 percent […]
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- Global Voices – In China, questions remain ahead of Huawei’s launch of the Mate 60 phone series
- Rest of World – Heavily persecuted, highly influential: China’s online feminist revolution
- Sky News – Chinese state media appears to censor one of its own videos