April 2016

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.

When is a fact a fact in China?

When is a fact a fact in China? In his February speech on media, President Xi Jinping talked about the need to "accurately report individual facts." But under stringent propaganda controls, what exactly does factuality amount to?

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Three Cheers for China’s Cyber-Volunteers

Three Cheers for China’s Cyber-Volunteers A new animated video produced by the Chinese Communist Youth League makes the case the online propagandists working for a "clean online environment" should be proud of their work.

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How Xi Jinping Views the News

How Xi Jinping Views the News It will take months to unpack the implications of Xi Jinping's new comprehensive media policy, but here's a quick rundown.

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February 20, 2016, Southern Metropolis Daily (Shenzhen) front page

For those of you searching for an original digital image of the front page of the Shenzhen edition of Guangzhou’s Southern Metropolis Daily, which… Read

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Mirror, Mirror On the Wall

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall Visiting the Party's official People's Daily on February 19, President Xi Jinping outlined a new media control policy emphasising CCP control over all aspects of media, both Party and non-Party. This is our first reading of what we would call "Control 3.0."

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