On Tuesday, Xi Jinping visited Wuhan, epicenter of the now global COVID-19 pandemic, in a show of official confidence that the worst of the outbreak in China has passed. For years, official rhetoric has emphasized Xi’s...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 14, 2017
At Deutsche Welle, Sabine Peschel talks to Audrey Jiajia Li, a former TV journalist who has turned...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 14, 2015
The Financial Times’ David Pilling and Julie Zhu report on arguments in Hong Kong over the...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 4, 2014
At China Media Project, Qian Gang traces the abandonment of Xi Jinping’s early rhetoric on...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 3, 2013
At The Atlantic, Joanna Chiu surveys the debate over whether the Party should be subordinate to...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 11, 2013
Now that Southern Weekly has returned to publishing following heated protests against a heavy-handed censorship order, the question remains over what impact this incident will have on journalism in China. In the Atlantic, Helen...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 15, 2009
Evan Osnos posts a translation of an essay by Qian Gang about his experience being fact-checked by the New Yorker, a notoriously rigorous process, and his thoughts about truth and reporting in the age of the Internet: Professor...
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 31, 2009
Qian Gang, a former senior Chinese journalist and co-director of China Media Project of the Hong Kong University writes the following essay, translated by David Bandurski: I accept the argument for gradual political reform. The...
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 18, 2007
From EastSouthWestNorth blog: The Beginning of Freedom of Press The following is the translation of an essay by veteran journalist Qian Gang (Èå¢Èãº). This essay came from the book entitled ËàäËÅûË®òËÄÖ. This title is bit difficult to translate. Usually, the term for a reporter/journalist is Êñ∞ËÅûË®òËÄÖ, which literally means a “recorder of news.” In Chinese […]
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 6, 2007
From Boxun.com, translated by ESWN: Among the “eight banned books” that are being talked about inside and outside of China, I found one that I like — <The Other Stories of History: My Days at the Supplement Division of the People’s Daily> by Yuan Ying. Mr. Yuan Ying is a veteran Communist Party news worker. […]
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