News and Analysis
While indie film has been under growing pressure in China in recent years, the August 23 raid on the Li Xianting Film Fund came as a shock to filmmakers and supporters. Li Xianting explains what happened that day.
The shuttering of the 11th Beijing Indie Film Festival could signal a more aggressive stance against social movements of alternative voices.
This post to Sina Weibo showing ousted princeling Bo Xilai entering the courtroom one year ago was deleted shortly after it was posted.
The utterances of CCP leaders can seem impossible. But understanding is worth a try. So here’s a translation of an explication of President Xi’s language on press and ideology.
An article in the People’s Daily makes the case for stricter control of social media by once again attacking the specter of the “rumor.”
As rumors suggest former vice-premier Hui Liangyu may be facing a corruption investigation stemming from his time as the top leader of Anhui province, all mentions of the Party leader are removed from Weibo.
This post made today to Sina Weibo wishes a happy birthday to jailed “princeling” Bo Xilai and announces heartfelt support for the ousted leader. It was deleted from Sina Weibo soon after it was posted.
Meet Zuo Fang, the venerable founder of Southern Weekly, one of modern China’s most historic newspapers.
In this January 2013 blog post, former CMP fellow Yan Lieshan asks the question: how does lawyer Pu Zhiqiang manage to remain free even though he takes on sensitive cases? The piece is particularly poignant now, following Pu’s formal arrest.
China’s press and broadcast authority issued a “circular” calling on news media to reign in the behavior of their reporters and bureaus. Were these restrictions new?
CMP is proud to announce the launch with Cosmos Books of an exclusive memoir by Southern Weekly founder Zuo Fang. Join us!
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.
The Anti-Social List
CMP Fellows column
Looking at the recent trial of an internet cop who allegedly accepted bribes to delete unwanted content, journalist Chang Ping discusses the way cash greases the wheels in China’s propaganda regime.
Xi Jinping was recently appointed head of the new Central Internet Security and Digitalization Group. “Without internet security there can be no national security,” he said. But is there security without free speech?