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01.29.16

‘I Don't Want to Think About Activating Change’

Eric Fish from Asia Blog
In 2012, The New York Times published a groundbreaking investigative report showing that the family of Wen Jiabao, China’s then-prime minister, possessed wealth in excess of $2.7 billion. In response, the Chinese government blocked the Times’...

Q. and A.: Luo Yufeng, a.k.a. Sister Feng, on Life as a Manicurist in New York

Vanessa Piao
New York Times
Vanessa Piao
Sister Feng, whose real name is Luo Yufeng, is an Internet celebrity with more than 4.7 million followers on Sina Weibo

China Quietly Gives Global News Awards

David Bandurski
China Media Project
David Bandurski
Although the WMS was, according to Chinese state media, “co-launched by Xinhua News Agency and other major media organizations around the world,” the event has always been solidly China’s prerogative.

While Warning Of Chinese Cyberthreat, U.S. Launches Its Own Attack

David Davies
NPR
David Davies
New documents show that the U.S. National Security Agency penetrated the large Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, gathering information about its operations.

Conversation

02.05.14

What Should the U.S. Do about China’s Barring Foreign Reporters?

Nicholas Lemann, Michel Hockx & more
Last week, the White House said it was “very disappointed” in China for denying a visa to another journalist working for The New York Times in Beijing, forcing him to leave the country after eight years. What else should the U.S. government...

China Forces New York Times Reporter to Leave Country

William Wan
Washington Post
William Wan
Ramzy’s forced departure will result in the first full-time Times correspondent stationed in Taiwan. 

“Most Well-Known and Beloved Chinese Role Model”

Jessica Pressler
New York Magazine
Jessica Pressler
Chinese tycoon wants to buy the Times; is he ploy by the CCP, or just crazy?

Beijing Forces U.S. Reporter to Leave China

Calum MacLeod
USA Today
Calum MacLeod
“The government is punishing the Times for the content of its coverage...it seems as simple as that.”

Why China Needs to Rethink the Way It Treats the Foreign Press

Evan Osnos
New Yorker
Evan Osnos
A new report on elite wealth by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists suggests Beijing may need to change its whack-a-mole strategy of removing offending reporters one by one.

Is Beijing About to Pull the Plug on Two Major American News Operations in China?

Mary Kay Magistad
Mary Kay Magistad
In an unprecedented move, the Chinese government has declined to process visa applications for the entire Beijing bureaus of The New York Times and Bloomberg News, in apparent retaliation for investigative reporting those two media organizations...

Journo for a Journo

Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating
If China kicks out U.S. journalists, should the U.S. do the same to Chinese journalists?

Is Beijing About to Boot The New York Times?

Isaac Stone Fish
Foreign Policy
Isaac Stone Fish
The Chinese government’s crackdown on Bloomberg and “the paper of record” reaches a head.

Conversation

12.07.13

Will China Shut Out the Foreign Press?

Winston Lord, Paul Mooney & more
Some two dozen journalists employed by The New York Times and Bloomberg News have not yet received the visas they need to continue to report and live in China after the end of this year. Without them, they will effectively be expelled from the...

Books

04.17.13

A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel

Pin Ho, Wenguang Huang
The downfall of Bo Xilai in China was more than a darkly thrilling mystery. It revealed a cataclysmic internal power struggle between Communist Party factions, one that reached all the way to China’s new president Xi Jinping.The scandalous story of the corruption of the Bo Xilai family—the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood; Bo’s secret lovers; the secret maneuverings of Bo’s supporters; the hasty trial and sentencing of Gu Kailai, Bo’s wife—was just the first rumble of a seismic power struggle that continues to rock the very foundation of China’s all-powerful Communist Party. By the time it is over, the machinations in Beijing and throughout the country that began with Bo’s fall could affect China’s economic development and disrupt the world’s political and economic order.—PublicAffairs

Conversation

04.16.13

Why is China Still Messing with the Foreign Press?

Andrew J. Nathan, Isabel Hilton & more
To those raised in the Marxist tradition, nothing in the media happens by accident.  In China, the flagship newspapers are still the “throat and tongue” of the ruling party, and their work is directed by the Party’s Propaganda Department...

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