Xi Jinping: CCP rule undergirds “rule of law”

Xi Jinping: CCP rule undergirds “rule of law”

The CCP’s latest “Decision” talks about “ruling the nation in accordance with the law.” But rule of the Party is paramount.

CMP is 2014 “Model Worker”

CMP is 2014 “Model Worker”

CMP made this year’s list of top China-related blogs and websites. We are pleased.

China quietly gives global news awards

China quietly gives global news awards

Plans for the 2014 World Media Summit have been scrapped, but the first global journalism awards have gone ahead.

Busy bee, President Xi

Busy bee, President Xi

Since taking the helm in China, President Xi Jinping has tried to portray himself as accessible, down-to-earth and hard-working. Here’s our translation of the latest paean to Xi Dada.

In “rule with virtue,” where is the law?

In “rule with virtue,” where is the law?

Our initial thoughts on the brief “communique” coming out of the 4th Plenum of the 18th Central Committee.

Zhou Xiaoping, “sunshine boy”

Zhou Xiaoping, “sunshine boy”

Internet writer Zhou Xiaoping agrees with Xi Jinping that China needs its own unique cultural values. His goal is to to spread “positive energy” about China.

Plotting a future for the People’s Daily

Plotting a future for the People’s Daily

Is there a future for China’s official Party newspaper, the People’s Daily? One Chinese media expert says yes — if only it follows these important rules.

Ten arts one-liners from “Big Daddy Xi”

Ten arts one-liners from “Big Daddy Xi”

Last week, Xi Jinping emphasized that artistic creation in China should work in the interests of the Party and the socialist cause.

CCP paper: protests are “blackmail”

CCP paper: protests are “blackmail”

A front page editorial in the People’s Daily voices unqualified support for Hong Kong’s embattled chief executive, CY Leung.

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?

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

I haven’t used these websites [like Facebook] before, and I don’t know whether or not they’ve been shut down. But as to there being some websites that cannot be visited, I think this is situation probably exists. However, I want to say that our management [of the web] is all done according to the law, and all of the measures we take are to protect China’s national security and the rights Chinese consumers in accord with the law.

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

This post including an image of a yellow umbrella, symbolizing Hong Kong pro-democracy movement, was deleted from Weibo today.

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.