News and Analysis
An official CCP journal warns that everyone, in traditional media and on the internet, must support the leadership with “positive” public opinion to ensure the Great Ship of China’s revival does not sink on the shores of the “China Dream.”
A number of posts calling for the release of ousted Party leader Bo Xilai appear in the JMSC’s deleted post archive today.
Central Party School professor Fu Siming argues that China’s leadership must enhance “online social management.”
A Chinese appeal for justice in a Beijing cold case, posted to the official website of the US White House, draws a wave of interest back in China.
Chinese economist Mao Yushi (left) often speaks his mind on the legacy of Mao Zedong. That makes him unpopular with those on the extreme left.
Will Xi Jinping’s inspirational buzzword become synonymous with censorship and repression just like that of his predecessor?
This post showing earthquake victims in Sichuan holding up banners calling for assistance was deleted from Sina Weibo.
After a young news intern in Xinjiang is killed, the paper is keen not to say where the accident happened.
This post about the recent case of Zhang Anni, the daughter of political activist Zhang Lin, was deleted from Sina Weibo.
Veteran journalist Xiao Shu explains why he organized a signature campaign to call on China to ratify international human rights treaties.
Journalists in China take to social media to mourn the passing of a recently retired censor at Southern Weekly, Zeng Li (LEFT).
Quotes in the media
Right now our society is already one with a high level of transparency. There are already hundreds of millions of Weibo users. If government information is not released in a timely manner this generates animated discussion and speculation, and this can easily cause resentment among the people and give rise to negative influences, ultimately putting the government on its back foot in doing its work.
The Anti-Social List
CMP Fellows column
Xiao Shu argues that the Southern Weekly incident points the way to broader social action in China.
Xi Jinping has said that power must be “shut in the cage of regulation.” But what could that mean?