media reform

New Book on Chinese Media

China Media Projects posts about a new book edited by Susan Shirk titled, “Changing Media, Changing China”: Changing Media, Changing China, a new edited volume by Susan L. Shirk, director of the University of...

China Yearns to Form Its Own Media Empires

The New York Times reports on a new plan by the State Council to create media empires that can compete with Time Warner, News Corp and other global behemoths: An ambitious plan, set forth in guidelines last week by China’s State...

Reform in the Air for Chinese Broadcasters

From Caijing Magazine: A spate of new television programs is likely to appear soon on CCTV’s finance and sports channels following the introduction, at least on a limited scale, of market principles for the...

Shandong Live Broadcasts Test Media Limits

From Economic Observer Online: A local television network in Shandong province has been interrupting taped programs to insert breaking news, a practice common in foreign countries but rare in China due to tight media control....

We Need Investigative Journalists – You Nuo

Shocked by the virtual slavery practiced in some brick kilns in Shanxi, this commentary appeared on the official China Daily site: China’s reaction cannot be limited to moral condemnation and criminal penalties for those enslaving children and the underworld rings abducting the children from impoverished villages. The dark world of the Shanxi brick kilns reveals […]

Propaganda head Liu Yunshan promotes commercialization of media to strengthen China’s “cultural soft power” – David Bandurski

From China Media Project: As news of a visit to Henan Province by Politburo member and top propaganda official Liu Yunshan was pegged to the top of one of Beijing’s leading Internet portals today, the message, buried deep in a pile of Party shibboleths about the “scientific view of development” and “advanced Socialist culture”, was […]

Chongqing Headline News РZhan Jiang (展江)

Professor Zhan Jiang (±ïʱü), the dean of Department of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese Youth Politics College, is a long time media reform advocate in China. He wrote following essay on Southern Metropolis Daily; translated by EastSouthWestNorth: On April 3, China Youth Daily reported that the Chongqing municipal government/party has required that Chongqing Daily […]

21st Century Media Eyes Domestic Offering – SCMP

From The South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: 21st Century Media, the manager and publisher of the mainland’s leading financial newspaper 21st Century Business Herald, is planning a domestic initial public offering this year to fund expansion, media management sources said yesterday. “They are hungry for money as they have set a very aggressive […]

The Bamboo Curtain Raises Up – Chinaelections

From Chinaelections.org: Last summer, there was grave concern that China was going to make it harder for both domestic and foreign media to do reporting on China. First, there was the proposed law in which there was a clause designed to fine media for the so-called false reporting (Manage emergency through “managing” information? , Kan […]

Top Ten Chinese Media Events of 2006 – Xiaode

ESWN has translated a blog post by Xiaode listing the top ten media events of 2006: I was just reviewing the preamble that I wrote five years ago. I went from wandering along the fringe of the media industry to immersing myself in it, and I can feel all the sentiments associated with the comings […]

Newspaper Shares Ban Sets Back Liberalisation – Mure Dickie

From Financial Times: China has barred local newspapers from publicly issuing shares following a corruption scandal last year at IPO pioneer Beijing Youth Daily, according to the sector’s top regulator. However, the government was “encouraging” book publishing companies to list shares on stock markets in mainland China and Hong Kong, said Long Xinmin, minister at […]

Teflon Tycoon Acquires State Paper Biz

Qin Hui (˶ÉËæâ) has been called the “big crocodile of the mainland media industry, though he founded his sprawling empire on a simpler form of entertainment. Before Qin sank millions made “stir-frying” stocks into IPTV, telecommunications, movie theatres, newspapers and satellite TV networks like Sun, Qin opened Passion (§©Â±±‰∫∫Èó¥), the night club whose range of […]

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