April 2017

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.

Millennial Shift for China’s Journalists

Millennial Shift for China’s Journalists The period from the mid-1990s to roughly the mid-2000s was a golden era for Chinese journalists. Now, however, many of the (still young) old guard have deserted, leaving inexperience in their wake.

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Chinese Drama Shelved

Chinese Drama Shelved Earlier this week, the much-awaited television drama White Dear Plain was pulled after airing just one episode. The drama's distributors suggested the decision was strategic, but the situation is unclear. Were regulators involved?

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Volcanoes and Peppers

Volcanoes and Peppers After a report by state-run television exposing the indecent nature of some content on domestic live streaming platforms, Chinese authorities strike out against two start-ups, Pepper Live and Volcano Live. But is this really about indecency?

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Has Xi Jinping Gotten His Crown?

Has Xi Jinping Gotten His Crown? For months, observers of China’s political terrain have speculated on what phrase will come to symbolize the Chinese president’s rise to paramount leader status. We might now have our answer.

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The Long Road to a Simpler Party Style

The Long Road to a Simpler Party Style Read the dizzying jargon the Party uses to talk about its decades-long battle against jargon — and you know exactly where the problem lies.

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