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.

The me-media of mass manipulation

The me-media of mass manipulation Li Xiguang (left), the executive dean of the School of Journalism and Communication at Tsinghua University, recently wrote that China must restructure its news and propaganda system for the mobile internet age.

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Indie film under fire: an interview with Li Xianting

Indie film under fire: an interview with Li Xianting While indie film has been under growing pressure in China in recent years, the August 23 raid on the Li Xianting Film Fund came as a shock to filmmakers and supporters. Li Xianting explains what happened that day.

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“The darkest day” for indie film in China

“The darkest day” for indie film in China The shuttering of the 11th Beijing Indie Film Festival could signal a more aggressive stance against social movements of alternative voices.

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Deleted Post: Bo Xilai, a year ago today

Deleted Post: Bo Xilai, a year ago today This post to Sina Weibo showing ousted princeling Bo Xilai entering the courtroom one year ago was deleted shortly after it was posted.

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What does Xi mean?

What does Xi mean? The utterances of CCP leaders can seem impossible. But understanding is worth a try. So here's a translation of an explication of President Xi's language on press and ideology.

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