While China’s leaders have long seen the news media as the “throat and tongue”...
Southern Media Group
by Cindy | May 1, 2015
At The Wall Street Journal, Te-Ping Chen reports that Chinese media regulators have revoked...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 25, 2015
With an official investigation into 21st Century Business Herald, and the detention of its...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 6, 2013
Following high-profile sales of The Washington Post, Boston Globe and Newsweek, Isaac Stone Fish asks whether prospects for a major Chinese media acquisition in the U.S. have improved since rumors of a Southern Media Group bid...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 18, 2013
The uncertain resolution of a stand-off between Southern Weekly staff and Guangdong propaganda authorities continues to unfold. At the South China Morning Post, Li Jing and Mimi Lau report the ousting of Southern Weekly...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 8, 2013
The heavy-handed rewriting of the Southern Weekly newspaper’s traditional New Year greeting has triggered a staff strike, a barrage of letters and petitions, and an upwelling of popular support both on- and offline. In the...
by Scott Greene | Jan 6, 2013
An internal standoff has escalated into a full-blown crisis at Southern Weekly (formerly known as Southern Weekend), where Guangdong’s propaganda chief meddled in the publication’s annual “New Year’s...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 5, 2013
Wang Yang, father of the “Happy” Guangdong Model and formerly mooted counterweight to Bo Xilai, was last month replaced as Guangdong Party chief by rising star Hu Chunhua. Having failed to win a seat on the reduced...
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