At China Media Project, David Bandurski examined the use of emotive “kitsch” propaganda amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, and its frequent recruitment of frontline medical workers as heroic warriors in the shared...
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by Josh Rudolph | Jan 31, 2020
Earlier this week CDT translated a leaked censorship directive ordering an article from the official Sanlian Life Week news magazine offline, and forbidding further commentary on the article. The article, published on January 24...
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 29, 2020
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. All websites delete the Sanlian...
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 23, 2020
A new strain of coronavirus, discovered on December 31 in Wuhan and initially reported as a viral pneumonia outbreak, has so far infected at least 830 globally and killed 25. Most confirmed infections so far have been in China,...
by Josh Rudolph | May 23, 2017
In 2009, Taiwan was granted observer status at the United Nation’s World Health Assembly...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 18, 2013
In 2011, human consumption of antibiotics in China was ten times the global average. Because overuse of the drugs can give rise to resistance in the bacteria they target, the Health Ministry has repeatedly promised to cut down...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 2, 2012
The practice of harvesting transplant organs from executed prisoners is one of China’s most infamous human rights violations. In March, vice health minister Huang Jiefu announced that it would soon be phased out in favour...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 22, 2012
As a famous singer and goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organisation, Peng Liyuan might seem a perfect first lady to China’s next president Xi Jinping. But this picture is complicated by an AIDS scandal involving...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 4, 2012
At Bloomberg, Adam Minter describes the improbable scientific claims made both for and against clothing designed to protect pregnant women from electromagnetic radiation. A recent CCTV report claimed that the clothing could...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 23, 2010
In the Guardian, Human Rights Watch researcher Phelim Kine critiques a new book by the Chinese government, the World Health Organization and the International Olympic Committee for whitewashing the censorship of reports about...
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