Posts Tagged ‘ The Beijing News ’

A Quick Scan at the NPC

Mar 6th, 2017 | By
A Quick Scan at the NPC China’s annual National People’s Congress (NPC) is one of the country’s biggest news events of the year. But restrictions on substantive reporting about policies can mean, paradoxically, a slow news week for Chinese media. Here’s one of this week’s first distraction stories.


Experts praise control of Yangtze tragedy

Jun 26th, 2015 | By
Experts praise control of Yangtze tragedy Strict control of news reporting on the tragic sinking of the Oriental Star cruise ship earlier this month revealed just how tight controls have become under Xi Jinping. In a recent forum, experts said the level of "positive" response following the disaster was unprecedented.


Breeding tigers, and China’s caged press

Apr 10th, 2015 | By
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.


Hu Deping talks political reform

Nov 13th, 2014 | By
Hu Deping talks political reform In an interview in The Beijing News, Hu Deping, the eldest son of former senior leader Hu Yaobang, discusses the need for political reform.


What is the Price of Press Censorship?

May 2nd, 2014 | By
What is the Price of Press Censorship? 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.