June 2015

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.

Report claims victory for information controls in China

Report claims victory for information controls in China A new report on public opinion on China's mobile internet claims that heightened controls have successfully minimised dissent and brought gains in approval of the government.

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Experts praise control of Yangtze tragedy

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.

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Human rights in the People’s Daily

Human rights in the People’s Daily Today's edition of the official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party carries a front page article on China's human rights white paper, released yesterday, and the full text of the report fills two of the inside pages.

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Propaganda converges

Propaganda converges China's official Xinhua News Agency today released the second version of its mobile app for iPhone and Android with great fanfare.

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What’s up with the PLA?

What’s up with the PLA? A hardline piece in the PLA's official mouthpiece had some observers nervously scratching their heads over its aggressive tone on internet policy.

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