China Media Project’s David Bandurski takes a caustic look at this week’s Second...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 26, 2011
Wendi Deng’s lightning counterstrike against the man, allegedly a comedian, who attacked her husband with a plate of shaving foam last week triggered a flood of media coverage, from profiles of the woman herself to...
by Sophie Beach | May 3, 2009
In a reversal from their previous optimism about China, foreign media companies are becoming disillusioned with their prospects there and moving to other markets, notably India. The New York Times reports: Media executives still...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 2, 2008
In his native country Australia, media mogul Rupert Murdoch recently delivered a speech about the future of India and China and their importance in remaking the global order. From AP: He said China and India are great countries...
by Timothy Lesle | Jan 30, 2008
Media baron Rupert Murdoch apologized to Jiang Zemin and Li Peng in a 1997 letter, years after claiming that communications technologies were a threat to totalitarian regimes, according to a forthcoming book by a former News...
by Paulina Hartono | Jan 25, 2008
From The Economist: FAR earlier than many, Rupert Murdoch sensed that China might be a unique financial prize. Even on his first visit in the mid-1980s, with his then wife, Anna, and their school-age children, the Australian...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 31, 2007
At a New York opening of the film Nanking, Wendi Murdoch, wife of media mogul Rupert, expressed her views on China today. From the New York Observer: Mega-mogul Rupert Murdoch’s wife, Wendi (n√©e Deng), is very proud of the progress her native China has made over the past few decades. “Economically, everybody is doing well; […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 1, 2007
Another project brought to you by Rupert Murdoch as he makes his way back into the China market: A travel book published by China’s military will be distributed around the world by a publishing arm of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the People’s Liberation Army Daily said. …Murdoch’s pursuit […]
by Liu Yong | Aug 7, 2007
From AP, via International Herald Tribune: Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of The Wall Street Journal will not affect its coverage of China, the newspaper’s editor said Tuesday, rejecting concerns he could interfere in editorial decisions to strengthen his Chinese business interests. “My expectation is that there will be no change in our China coverage,” Paul Steiger, […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 25, 2007
The Los Angeles Times looks at Rupert Murdoch’s treatment of MySpace in China as a harbinger of what’s to come if Murdoch’s bid for the Wall Street Journal succeeds. The article implies that Murdoch’s...
by Sophie Beach | May 24, 2007
Rupert Murdoch denies to the Financial Times accusations that he would interfere in the Wall Street Journal’s China coverage if his bid for the paper is successful: Rupert Murdoch, News Corp’s chief executive, yesterday defended himself against accusations that he had allowed political pressure from the Chinese government to influence his business decisions. Speaking to […]
by Liu Yong | May 21, 2007
From The Observer: MySpace, the world’s most popular online social network, has launched a version of its website in China, despite fears among human rights campaigners that users will be censored or spied on by the totalitarian Communist state. Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp, which owns MySpace, said last year that the company […]
by Xiao Qiang | May 19, 2007
From The New York Times: Page Six, The New York Post’s free-swinging showcase for gossip about canoodling celebrities and cheating spouses, ran a tell-all item yesterday about a subject it does not usually cover in eye-popping detail: itself. And it had some pretty juicy details: the editor of the paper patronized a strip club, and […]
by Sophie Beach | May 14, 2007
The China staff of the Wall Street Journal is speaking up against Rupert Murdoch’s attempted takeover of the paper. Talking Points Memo blog has obtained a letter from the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters to the Bancroft...
CDT in the News
- VOA – China Media Directives Reveal Granular Detail of State Censorship
- The Jamestown Foundation – Early Warning Brief: Factional Strife Intensifies as Xi Strives to Consolidate Power
- Politico – China’s crypto ban fuels new U.S. wedge issue
- RFA – Meng Wanzhou Arrest, Return Used as Patriotic Talking Point in Chinese Schools
- Colombo Gazette – Digital autocracy in China: An appraisal