Chinese state media face new competition from independent “self-media” accounts on WeChat, dynamic...
by Josh Rudolph | Aug 28, 2014
The South China Morning Post reports that the newly launched political news website ThePaper.cn...
by Grace | Aug 18, 2014
At Monday’s meeting with members of the Leading Group for Overall Reform, Xi Jinping...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 4, 2009
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...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 19, 2009
China Media Project takes a look at comments by Shenzhen party secretary Liu Yupu to analyze the complicated dynamics of control and change in the Chinese media: China’s odd ecology of intermittently vibrant but always...
by Xiao Qiang | Jun 21, 2007
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 […]
by Sophie Beach | Apr 22, 2007
From the Jamestown Foundation’s China Brief: That the tightly controlled Chinese media even covered such a story came as much of a surprise, but Wu Ping’s nail house emerged just as the National People’s Congress was passing a new property rights law that purports to protect individual homeowners. This may have been more of an […]
Propaganda head Liu Yunshan promotes commercialization of media to strengthen China’s “cultural soft power” – David Bandurski
by Sophie Beach | Apr 10, 2007
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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 5, 2007
Professor Zhan Jiang (Â±ïÊ±ü), 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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 12, 2007
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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 2, 2007
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 […]
by Sophie Beach | Dec 5, 2006
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 […]
by Mo Ming | Dec 4, 2006
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 […]
by Jonathan Ansfield | Nov 25, 2006
Qin Hui (Ë¶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§©Â±±‰∫∫Èó¥), the night club whose range of […]
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- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods