China’s bawdy state media

China’s bawdy state media

Can Chinese authorities truly deal with media corruption when even state media are ready to pander to the basest instincts?

Posts on Guo Yushan detention removed from Weibo

Posts on Guo Yushan detention removed from Weibo

Posts over the weekend sharing the news of the detention of legal activist Guo Yushan were deleted from Sina Weibo.

China: Hong Kong protests “catastrophic”

China: Hong Kong protests “catastrophic”

Unsurprisingly, China’s coverage of Hong Kong protests today remains sparse, emphasizing the “chaotic” disruption of normal life.

The “black hands” of Occupy Central

The “black hands” of Occupy Central

CASS professor Mo Jixiong says “black hands” of foreign conspiracy are behind protests in Hong Kong.

Post on China’s Nobel winners deleted

Post on China’s Nobel winners deleted

This post on China’s four Nobel Prize winners in history was deleted from Weibo this morning. Can you guess why?

How China frames the news on Occupy

How China frames the news on Occupy

If your local Chinese newspaper is covering protests in Hong Kong, the chances are you’re being told they are chaotic, illegal, economically destructive and foreign backed.

China coverage of Hong Kong protests, day two

China coverage of Hong Kong protests, day two

As CCP leaders celebrate China’s first “Martyr’s Day” (left), state media coverage of the Hong Kong protests remains sparse.

China’s selective silence on Hong Kong

China’s selective silence on Hong Kong

The day after pro-democracy protests spread through Hong Kong, China is making sure its own news media sweep the story under the carpet.

Who warped China’s media?

Who warped China’s media?

In the wake of the news corruption scandal at 21cbh.com, official media are decrying the influence of money on media. But isn’t politics also to blame?

The Flag Has Not Fallen

The Flag Has Not Fallen

In this jarring cartoon, artist Kuang Biao portrays China’s ruling Chinese Communist Party as a pig on a throne of bones, holding high a flag of violent repression.

CMP Editorial

Why Southern Weekly?

Posted on 2013-02-18

CMP director Qian Gang explains why protests last month calling for freedom of speech in China began at the Southern Weekly newspaper. Why was the paper’s New Year’s edition so important, and such a point of contention?

Quotes in the media

Any tool and any method is a double-edged sword — and new media are no different. In the new media age, understanding the dual aspects of new media is extremely crucial.

Media buzzword

红二代
hóng èrdài
Second-Generation Reds

The term “second-generation reds,” or hong er’dai… Read (红二代), refers to Chinese who born in the 1960s and early 1970s (before the end of the Cultural

Comic China

In what he says will be his “last satirical cartoon” before he switches entirely to puff commercial work, artist Cheng Tao depicts China’s internet as a virtual prison.

The Anti-Social List

Posts over the weekend sharing the news of the detention of legal activist Guo Yushan were deleted from Sina Weibo.

CMP Fellows column

China’s corrupt media

Posted on 2014-09-19

Veteran editor and CMP fellow Zhu Xuedong (left) says China’s media have entered an “era of corruption” and serious ethical problems should continue for some time.

Liu Chang 刘畅

Why news extortion is so hard to uncover

Posted on 2014-09-18

CMP fellow Liu Chang (left) reflects on the recent investigation of alleged news extortion at 21cbh.com.