Category Archives: Chinese Media

Not all censorship is created equal

I’m a fairly staunch critic of censorship in all its forms, however one thing that bothers me is when people fail to distinguish between very different kinds of censorship, and ignore certain double-standards. The most recent culprit was this article … Continue reading

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A Devil’s Advocate’s Summary of Bo Xilai’s Fall from Grace

It doesn’t take an old China hand to know that there are rarely clear-cut answers when it comes to Chinese politics. Anybody who tells you that the recent sacking of Bo Xilai was obviously ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for the future … Continue reading

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Chinese Government Attempts to Create Global Radio Cooperative

This week, Chinese Propaganda apparatchiks will gather in Beijing along with the heads of their international radio broadcaster, China Radio International (CRI) and a handful of representatives from radio stations around the globe, to announce the formation of a media cooperation … Continue reading

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Propagandist Behind ‘Founding of a Party’ Admits Audiences are Sick of these Movies

It’s not easy being a propagandist. When you succeed, the credit goes to whomever you’re ‘propagandizing’ and when you fail, everybody blames you. The recent awarding of a prestigious (well, comparatively prestigious) film prize to a propaganda film has highlighted … Continue reading

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Bai Yansong: A journalist rebellion or wild rumour?

Famed CCTV reporter Bai Yansong appears to have stirred up quite the controversy and may have led a number of reporters to threaten resignation, but it’s hard to tell at this early stage as the censors have been to work. … Continue reading

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