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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 Box Office: 'Spectre' Has the Competition Shaken and Stirred

Abid Rahman
It took a while, but James Bond finally won over Chinese audiences as Spectre, the 24th film in the franchise.

A Journalist’s View on Reporting the China-Africa Story

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden, Lily Kuo from China Africa Project
The U.S.-based online news site Quartz is among a growing number of international media companies that is investing resources to better cover Africa. The company launched Quartz Africa in June 2015 with the opening of a new bureau in Nairobi and the...

China to Tighten Limit on Foreign TV and Video Imports

Lilian Lin
Tighter licensing could further reduce amount of foreign content streamed in China.

China Is on Track to Surpass U.S. as World's Biggest Movie Market by 2017

Richard Verrier
Despite the recent economic slowdown in China, the country's film market is growing even faster than anticipated...

China Box Office: 'Ant-Man' Narrowly Wins Another Week

Patrick Brzeski
Marvel's "mighty" superhero Ant-Man continued to punch above its weight at the Chinese box office, winning a second consecutive week...



Xi’s State Visits As Seen on the Cover of ‘China Daily’

Orville Schell
The state visits of Chinese Communist Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping to Washington, D.C. in September and London last week were both significant milestones in China’s long term “rejuvenation,” a key element in Xi’s vaunted notion...

Hong Kong Is the Happiest Place in China, According to WeChat Posts

Richard Macauley
Hong Kong is home to the happiest people in Greater China, closely followed by Taiwan, according to Tencent.

Sinica Podcast


Hope and Fear in the Age of Asia

Kaiser Kuo, David Moser from Sinica Podcast
The West has spent decades pleading with China to become a responsible stakeholder in the global community, but what happens now that China is starting to take a more proactive role internationally? In this podcast, Kaiser Kuo and David Moser are...

Leaving China? Your books, Maps and DVDs May Be Confiscated

Julie Makinen
An odd thing happened when movers came to box up Ruth Kirchner's furnishings as she was preparing to return to Berlin after a decade in China...

Culture Shock: Chinese Ministry Slammed on Not-so-Social Media

Josh Chin
Watch the country’s culture ministry get eviscerated on social media.

The Chinese Oscar Winner that Wasn’t

Wolf Totem is a spectacular film, but its soul is missing. That's just how Beijing wants it...

China Burnishes Xi Jinping’s Legend With TV Drama of His Years in Rural Hamlet

Tom Phillips
Chinese bloggers label 45-part drama called Liangjiahe as latest homage to omnipotent ‘Big Daddy Xi’.

China Tightens TV Censorship after Cleavage Controversies

Patrick Brzeski
New rules may require some Chinese shows to delay broadcasts by as much as six months.

In China’s State News Media, What Is Said May Not Be What’s Printed

An Australian journalist was misquoted as saying the people of Tibet had a “wonderful life.”