August 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.

Cybersecurity Law gets its first big investigation

Cybersecurity Law gets its first big investigation The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced today that WeChat, Sina Weibo and Baidu Tieba are under investigation for violations of the new cybersecurity law.

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Big Data, Big Concerns

Big Data, Big Concerns A near tragedy unfolding earlier this year on the outskirts of the bustling Chinese business hub of Shenzhen offered both a promise and a stark warning about the power of big data.

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Disrupting the Disrupters

Disrupting the Disrupters A recent commentary in the Party's official People's Daily criticized AI news apps that create customised feeds, saying they promoted "low quality content."

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Sweet Numbers (But Fresh Controls) for New Media

Sweet Numbers (But Fresh Controls) for New Media A report on new media released this week notes a number of highlights, including rapid growth of live-stream broadcasts. But will these trends be offset by new restrictions?

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China, Rhetorical Giant?

China, Rhetorical Giant? 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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