China’s selective silence on Hong Kong

China’s selective silence on Hong Kong

The day after pro-democracy protests spread through Hong Kong, China is making sure its own news media sweep the story under the carpet.

Who warped China’s media?

Who warped China’s media?

In the wake of the news corruption scandal at 21cbh.com, official media are decrying the influence of money on media. But isn’t politics also to blame?

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.

China’s corrupt media

China’s corrupt media

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.

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?

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

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.