April 2014

CMP's "news and analysis" section covers breaking news and emerging trends in the Chinese media and places these within a larger social and political context.

I am a citizen

I am a citizen As lawyer Xu Zhiyong faces trail today for his advocacy of civil rights, members of the New Citizens Movement he initiated share his words of hope.

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New citizens’ website launches on eve of Xu Zhiyong verdict

New citizens’ website launches on eve of Xu Zhiyong verdict Ahead of the verdict in the appeal of jailed lawyer Xu Zhiyong (left), the New Citizens Movement, a grassroots rights campaign which Xu initiated, launches its official website.

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Behind China’s media cleanup drive

Behind China’s media cleanup drive Fan Changjiang, a "forefather" of Chinese journalism, is cited as an exemplar in a state media editorial on professionalism.

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Lawyer wins open information case in Guangzhou

Lawyer wins open information case in Guangzhou Zhejiang lawyer Wu Youshui has won a case demanding Guangdong's government makes records available.

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The press in China since June 4th

The press in China since June 4th As the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown approaches, Qian Gang reflects on changes in China's media since that time.

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