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Xi Jinping’s Wuhan Visit Completes Return to Center Stage

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...

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...

Qian Gang: “I Was Fact-checked by the New Yorker”

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...

Qian Gang: Reading Political Signs in the Fate of Gongmeng

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...

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 […]

What Is Wrong with The Other Stories of History? РQian Gang (钱钢)

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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