February 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.

Stuck in the Middle

Stuck in the Middle This should be a golden era of reporting — but according to media analyst Qiao Mu there is very little Chinese media can talk about outside of finance, entertainment and titillating international stories (like that of spiritual guru Wang Lin, pictured at left with Alibaba's Jack Ma).

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Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air Facing a mixed picture for China’s economy and other nagging issues, the government is going on the offensive, pushing out negative voices in favor of “authoritative” official information.

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The Making of a Good Party Reporter

The Making of a Good Party Reporter In its inaugural 2017 edition, the CCP journal Seeking Truth talks about what it takes to be a journalist in Xi Jinping’s China.

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Christmas in the People’s Daily

Christmas in the People’s Daily A bumpy sleigh ride through the history of Christmas in China’s pre-reform period as reflected in the pages of the Chinese Communist Party’s flagship newspaper.

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Celebrating the Life and Work of Yu Jing

Celebrating the Life and Work of Yu Jing YU JING, an award-winning writer of Chinese literary reportage, died of illness early afternoon Saturday surrounded by her husband, Qian Gang, director of the China Media Project, family members and friends. She was 63.

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