Southern Metropolis Daily

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China Change has translated a blog post by former Southern Metropolis Daily commentator Song...

“Do Not Hype Gourmet Food or Luxury Clothing!”

A leaked directive from the Central Propaganda Department warned Chinese media, “don’t hype the Two Sessions’ ‘gourmet food’ and the clothing and accessories of representatives!”...

Ai Weiwei Released on Bail; Xu Zhiyong Reportedly Detained

Xinhua reports that Ai Weiwei has been released on bail in recognition of his cooperative attitude and chronic illness: The Beijing police department said Wednesday that Ai Weiwei has been released on bail because of his good...

Bold Editorial on 2008 Quake Blacked Out (Updated)

On the third anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Sichuan, the Southern Metropolis Daily wrote a powerful editorial, which also sends a message in support of imprisoned artist Ai Weiwei. The editorial has since been...

Cartoonist Kuang Biao Punished for Cartoon About Chang Ping

The Southern Metropolis Daily reprimanded cartoonist Kuang Biao in August for his depiction of journalist Chang Ping bound in an ominous stranglehold: According to the China Media Project, Chang has recently been barred from...



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