September 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.

China’s corrupt media

China’s corrupt media Following the recent investigation into alleged news extortion at 21cbh.com, veteran editor and CMP fellow Zhu Xuedong (left) -- the former editor-in-chief of China Weekly -- says China's media industry today has entered an "era of corruption" and serious ethical problems should continue for some time.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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Xi’s missing terms emerge again

Xi’s missing terms emerge again Two important Xi Jinping slogans gone for many months came up again in a recent speech. What does it mean?

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