June 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.

China, Rhetorical Giant on the Move?

China, Rhetorical Giant on the Move? China's "discourse power," writes one CCP scholar, has suffered under more than a century of Western dominance. But Chinese discourse, he argues, is undergoing a "great rejuvenation" on the world stage.

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Xi Jinping’s Web of Laws

Xi Jinping’s Web of Laws Three regulations introduced on May 2, 2017, are a sign that China's vision of centralised cyber control is coming together.

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The Stench of the Market

The Stench of the Market A top regulator of the broadcast and film industry said arts and culture must not lose their way as they seek to become popular.

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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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