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Reporter Resigns After Censoring SCMP Post

Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post’s (SCMP) interview with Alibaba CEO Jack Ma last week caused an uproar: according to the interview, Ma compared difficult leadership choices he has made to Deng Xiaoping’s...

Caixin Suspends Legal Section Under Pressure from Censors

Under censorship pressure, Caixin’s flagship financial and business publication Century Weekly recently merged its legal-affairs-related reports into other sections of the magazine earlier this month. From South China...

Investigation Maintains Activist’s Death Was Suicide

A month-long investigation of the death of Hunan labour activist Li Wangyang has upheld the official explanation of suicide, but suspicion of foul play remains. Supporters say that Li was in no frame of mind to take his own...

South China Morning Post Accused of Self-Censorship

The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s premier English language newspaper, has come under fire for allegedly censoring a story about the death of dissident Li Wangyang, who was found hanged under suspicious...

Writer’s Family Fights Looted Manuscript Sale

The grandson of writer and translator Zhou Zuoren (1885-1967) is fighting to stop the auction of an one of his manuscripts in Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post. The document is expected to fetch upwards of...

Al Jazeera Expulsion Still Unexplained

A Foreign Ministry spokesman’s non-answers about the expulsion of Al Jazeera English correspondent Melissa Chan this week have prompted widespread mockery. When the official transcript of the press conference appeared, it...

Chinese Muckraker Caixin Expands Its Mandate

As China’s official media attempts to expand overseas, independent news organisation Caixin is taking similar steps into the international market. From The Wall Street Journal: Hu Shuli, a prominent Chinese editor who...

Liang Wendao: Reporters Vs. Policemen

Liang Wendao, a well-known host of Phoenix TV, a Chinese broadcasting company based in Hong Kong, commented on the recent clash between members of the press and police during Olympics ticket sales on his blog. Translated by...

Hong Kong Newspaper Takes Gamble on Free Distribution – Donald Greenlees

The story reminds us of an old question: will newspapers die one day? From the International Herald Tribune: In an age of proliferating free news on the Internet, The Standard, a 58-year-old English-language daily newspaper, took a gamble Monday that underscores the challenges facing print publications everywhere. It joined the growing ranks of the free […]



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