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BBC, VOA Protest Radio Jamming

The British Broadcasting Corporation and Voice of America have both issued statements protesting the jamming of their shortwave radio broadcasts into China: The BBC has received reports that World Service English shortwave...

Podcast: 99% Invisible on Kowloon Walled City

99% Invisible—”a tiny radio show about design” and architecture—explores the legendary Kowloon Walled City. The Walled City was torn down in 1993, but has been featured in Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Supremacy,...

This American Life Retracts Episode on Foxconn Abuses

Mike Daisey’s one-man show, ‘The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs’, brought widespread attention to labour practices at the Foxconn plants in China where many Apple products are assembled (and which produce,...

China Seeks to Silence Dissent Overseas

The predicament of a radio station run by Indonesian Falun Gong practitioners demonstrates China’s growing global influence, and its willingness to wield it against perceived opponents abroad. From The Washington Post:...

Video: BBC World Service’s Last Mandarin Transmission

BBC producer Dawn Trump has posted a short video feature (in Chinese) on the World Service’s last Mandarin transmission on March 25. The video includes the last few moments of the final broadcast: The government argument...

BBC World Service Faces Deep Cuts

Chinese-language radio broadcasts by the BBC’s World Service are to be among the casualties of heavy budget cuts. The service is expected to lose 650 jobs and some 30 million of its 180 million listeners around the world,...

Shanghai Radio Station Criticizes Shanghainese People

From chinaSMACK, Two days ago, a Shanghai radio station, AM990, broadcast a program where the host said that Shanghai people speaking the Shanghai dialect (Shanghainese) in public was a bad habit and that Shanghai people use...

Inside Look at Pirate Radio Broadcast in Beijing

The PBS Mediashift site has an insider’s account of how a Reporters Without Borders activist broadcast a 20-minute human rights message via FM radio from the Beijing International Media Center, 12 hours before the Olympics...

Chinese Family Takes Carbon Challenge

Michele Norris from NPR continues the Climate Connections series on China with an investigation into the carbon footprint of an upper-middle class Chinese family from Beijing. The report compares the Chinese family’s...

New Year in Bed

As Chinese return to work after the New Year, NPR’s Morning Edition aired this commentary about an American’s experience of Spring Festival in China: Commentator Alison Klayman has been living in China for a year and...

Songs of the Old Days at Chinese Park – Anthony Kuhn

At Beijing’s Coal Hill Park, older residents gather to sing Mao-era songs and gripe about current day discontents. The Sunday get-togethers are a sort of living oldies radio channel. From NPR: (Photos by redheart)

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