Control and innovate

Control and innovate

China's leaders hope to reinvigorate the country's economy by unleashing a wave of internet-empowered innovation. But Party controls remain an uncompromising restraint on media and information. Cyber czar Lu Wei (second from left) reiterated this point on a recent trip to Shenzhen.
China’s media under Mr. Positive

China’s media under Mr. Positive

The term "positive energy" eased into official Party media as Xi Jinping came to power. "Transmitting positive energy" now seems to be a centrepiece of the president's policy toward media and culture.
A righteous view of history

A righteous view of history

In the latest official broadside against ideological "infiltration" by the West, American scholars are singled out for attack.
Breeding tigers, and China’s caged press

Breeding tigers, and China’s caged press

After attacks from a prominent businessman, Caixin Media cited threats against "the fundamental principles of press freedom." Our thoughts.
Fifty Shades of Xi

Fifty Shades of Xi

The Party's old practice of demanding self-confessions to keep officials and citizens in line is enjoying a comeback.
The “cancer” of all things Western

The “cancer” of all things Western

The CCP is campaigning more actively against the ideas and values of the West -- "judicial independence," English learning, even Western food.
The Remarks of Xi Jinping: hot, or not?

The Remarks of Xi Jinping: hot, or not?

A new book, the eighth, by China's president is making waves in official Party media.
Lu Wei on the “dream of the web”

Lu Wei on the “dream of the web”

Welcoming guests from around the world, Lu Wei, the chairman of the Cyberspace Administration of China, reminded all of the need for internet control.
The buzzing flies of the West

The buzzing flies of the West

A hardline commentary from Seeking Truth journal warns of foreign conspiracies to destabilize China.
People power and order under heaven

People power and order under heaven

Former CMP fellow Zhang Ming writes about the need better mechanisms to ensure people can make their voices heard.

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?

Media buzzword

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

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

The following post by the Chinese-language edition of Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP_南華早報), which reports on corruption allegations against Henan businessman Guo Wengui… Read

CMP Fellows column

The long shadow of the Pu Zhiqiang case

Posted on 2015-01-20
On January 11, rights defense lawyer and former CMP fellow Pu Zhiqiang spent his 50th birthday behind bars.

A letter to Beijing police

Posted on 2015-01-07
The following open letter addressed to Beijing police was written by former CMP fellow Zhai Minglei (翟明磊).