western media

Taiwanese Perspectives Overlooked on Pelosi Visit

In the lead-up to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan this week, much of the Western media coverage was saturated with dramatic speculation about the prospect of war and other Chinese government retaliation....

EU, China Hold Deadlocked Dialogue on Ukraine, Other Issues

On April 1, leaders of the EU and China met over videoconference for their first summit since 2020. Delayed last year after a fight over tit-for-tat sanctions, the meeting was hoped to calm geopolitical tensions between the two...

Will China Ever Purchase a U.S. Media Company?

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...

China’s Blackout of U.S. Media Can No Longer be Ignored

Jim Sciutto, former chief of staff at the U.S. embassy in Beijing, argues that “the time has come to exact a price for unfair behavior” towards American journalists and media companies, such as withholding visas or...

Ai Weiwei & Mo Yan on Publicity and Responsibility

In an interview and a recent speech, respectively, artist Ai Weiwei and Nobel-winning author Mo Yan expressed sharply different attitudes towards public exposure and social and political responsibility. From Bernhard Zand,...

As Western Media Contract, China Daily Expands

The Globe and Mail’s Mark MacKinnon reflects on Jeremy Webb’s “terrifying” observation that “China Daily is the only English-language paper available at my hotel in Milan”: Fourteen words that...

Bale “Should Be Embarrassed” By Chen Guangcheng Visit

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman told reporters that Christian Bale, not China, should be embarrassed by his confrontation with guards outside the Shandong village of Dongshigu last week. Bale was attempting to visit legal...

"US Media Blackout of Protest Is Shameful"

Deputy editor of China Daily USA Chen Weihua accused US media of failing to give adequate coverage to the Occupy Wall Street protests in an editorial on Friday: As a journalist, I have wondered why the so-called mainstream US...

Foreign Media Depending on Chinese Microblogs [Graph]

Microblogging platforms are playing an ever more prominent role in media coverage of China. On his Transpacifica blog, Graham Webster attempts to quantify the boom: For a really rough measure of how much foreign reporters are...

New China News Agency: Guardian of Media Ethics

From the Wall Street Journal’s China Journal blog: China’s Xinhua News Agency is lecturing Western media outlets for ignoring risks, covering up lies, protecting the powerful and clouding the truth. The context: China’s...

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