January 2016

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.

Hurting the feelings of the “Zhao family”

Hurting the feelings of the “Zhao family” Earlier this month on state television in China, Swedish national Peter Dahlin said he had "hurt the feelings of the Chinese people.” What does this phrase really signify? And whose feelings are we talking about?

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A history of “hurt feelings” in China

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Who Sold Out China’s Health Forums?

Who Sold Out China’s Health Forums? The Chinese web services company Baidu is at the centre of a controversy over the sale of control over health forums to for-profit enterprises.

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A “Year of Innovation” for Internet Controls

A “Year of Innovation” for Internet Controls China says it will "innovate" controls on the "online space" in 2016 -- and to drive global changes to internet governance.

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Summing up 2015 in China

Summing up 2015 in China In this popular social media post, anonymous Chinese internet user "Fragrant Wu" recaps the year that was 2015 in China, full of wry smiles and dark laughter.

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