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.

Posts on Hong Kong student boycott deleted

Posts on Hong Kong student boycott deleted

Thousands of posts about the start of student boycotts in Hong Kong were deleted from Sina Weibo yesterday. Here is one.

Why news extortion is so hard to uncover

Why news extortion is so hard to uncover

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

China Daily post on Weibo deleted

China Daily post on Weibo deleted

When it comes to online censorship, even the accounts run by official government mouthpieces are not immune. Just ask China Daily.

Defense denied access to case files, says Guo Feixiong

Defense denied access to case files, says Guo Feixiong

Ahead of his criminal trial, human rights campaigner Yang Maodong (left) issued a statement accusing the Guangzhou court of illegalities.

Lu Wei: the internet must have brakes

Lu Wei: the internet must have brakes

China’s top internet control official says that like all cars, the internet “needs brakes.”

Unhealthy criticism of a failing health system?

Unhealthy criticism of a failing health system?

Words from a health expert criticizing China’s healthcare system are still available from Xinhua. Why are social media censors so jittery?

Xi’s missing terms emerge again

Xi’s missing terms emerge again

Two important Xi Jinping slogans gone for many months came up again in a recent speech. What does it mean?

The missing speech

The missing speech

A new collection of the recent speeches of General Secretary Xi Jinping leaves out one of Xi’s most-touted speeches. CMP director Qian Gang investigates.

Indie film under fire: an interview with Li Xianting

Indie film under fire: an interview with Li Xianting

The August 23 raid on the Li Xianting Film Fund came as a shock to indie filmmakers and supporters.

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 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.

The Anti-Social List

Thousands of posts about the start of student boycotts in Hong Kong were deleted from Sina Weibo yesterday. Here is one.

CMP Fellows column

China’s corrupt media

Posted on 2014-09-19

Following the recent investigation into alleged news extortion at 21cbh.com, veteran editor and CMP fellow Zhu Xuedong (left) — the former editor-in-chief of China Weekly — says China’s media industry today has 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.