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Pulitzer’s ‘Lookout on the Bridge’ vs. China’s ‘News Ethics Committees’

David Bandurski
In a recent harangue on the imperative of better journalism, a website run by the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Propaganda Department tore a jagged page from the wisdom of American newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer: “A journalist is the...



China Censors Online Outcry After ISIS Execution

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian from Tea Leaf Nation
On November 18, the Islamic State (IS) released photos of what it claimed were two executed hostages. The photos, appearing in the terrorist group’s English-language magazine Dabiq, depict two men with bloodied faces, the word “executed” emblazoned...

‘Exiled’ Chinese Journalist Leaks Huge List of Censored Terms

Vivienne Zeng
A Chinese journalist who is now living in exile in India has handed a large list of what he says are sensitive terms censored in China to Radio Free Asia, a US-backed broadcaster.



Good Journalist, Bad Journalist

David Bandurski
As China marked its annual Journalists’ Day over the weekend, proclaiming the importance of “correct news ideals,” even jaded New Yorkers stopped in their tracks and took notice. How could they not? The message beamed over 7th Avenue on Times Square...

China Ranks Last of 65 Nations in Internet Freedom

Chinese officials will be able to impose a prison sentence of up to seven years on a person convicted of creating and spreading “false information” online.

Yan Lianke: Understand the Enemy

"I think that my fate cannot be separated from literature."...



Jia Zhangke on Finding Freedom in China on Film

Jonathan Landreth
Jia Zhangke is among the most celebrated filmmakers China has ever produced—outside of China. His 2013 film, A Touch of Sin, a weaving-together of four tales of violence ripped from modern-day newspaper headlines, won the Best Screenplay award at...

China’s Think-Tank Great Leap Forward

Yanzhong Huang
Governments, universities, and non-governmental actors have all jumped on the bandwagon of growing and creating think tanks.

Western Media ‘Welcome’ in China, Xi Tells Murdoch

Agence France-Presse
Chinese President Xi Jinping has told Rupert Murdoch that Western media organisations are “welcome” in China, despite the continued blocking of numerous foreign websites for their reporting on the country. “(We) welcome foreign media and...

The Chinese Government Is Censoring A Documentary About Mothers Who Love Their Gay Kids

Josh Horwitz
The upcoming court case of a filmmaker from Beijing, stands out.

Chinese Society 'Very Fragile,' Warns Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei

Mick Krever
Suffocated by censorship, Chinese society is "very fragile," warned dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Thursday...

The Important Anniversary China Won’t Celebrate in 2016

Kerry Brown
May 16, 1966 marked the start of the Cultural Revolution—but don’t except China to publicize the anniversary.

China Accused of Fraud as Government-Backed Film Outperforms Terminator: Genisys

Ben Child
The state allegedly offered money for bogus box-office data for "The Hundred Regiments Offensive."...

I’m with the Banned: China Blocks Bon Jovi Gigs

Jennifer Duggan
U.S. group were due to perform first China shows next week, but previous use of Dalai Lama image may have prompted officia intervention.

China Punishes Nearly 200 Over ‘Rumors’ About Stocks, Blasts and Parade

Edward Wong
The moves indicate the political sensitivities aggravated in recent weeks by several volatile issues.