Qian gang

Why Southern Weekly?

Former managing editor Qian Gang looks back on the Southern Weekly incident and the factors behind it, retracing the Guangdong newspaper’s difficult past and examining why its New Year’s greeting has long-rankled...

The Legacy of the Southern Weekly Protests

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...

The Beginning of Freedom of Press – ESWN

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 […]

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