August 2015

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.

Chinese Media and the Tianjin Disaster

Chinese Media and the Tianjin Disaster CMP researcher Han Xiao offers an essential and comprehensive review of Chinese media reporting in the wake of the Tianjin explosions on August 12, and what this tells us about the media environment in China.

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The how and why of the Tianjin blasts

The how and why of the Tianjin blasts Ying Chan and Karen Zhang of the Journalism & Media Studies Centre run down some of the important early coverage of the Tianjin explosions done by Chinese journalists.

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Putting China’s Cyberpolice in Context

Putting China’s Cyberpolice in Context International media reported last week that China planned to install police units directly inside Chinese websites. They got it wrong. The police units are already there.

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CMP releases new Pu Zhiqiang book

CMP releases new Pu Zhiqiang book A new collection gathers together the defence arguments of now-jailed rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang.

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Report claims victory for information controls in China

Report claims victory for information controls in China A new report on public opinion on China's mobile internet claims that heightened controls have successfully minimised dissent and brought gains in approval of the government.

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