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10.20.2014

‘A Power Capable of Making Us Weep’

Hu Yong

This September, the editors of the online edition of the 21st Century Business Herald—a leading Chinese business newspaper based in Guangzhou and owned by Southern Media Group (Nanfang Baoye Jituan)—came under investigation on charges of...

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04.05.2013

Censored: A Chinese Journalist’s Inside View

Jonah Kessel, Committee to Protect Journalists

Journalist Liu Jianfeng worked at the China Economic Times newspaper in Beijing for fifteen years. Eventually, frustration with the nation’s state-controlled media system and pressure from his colleagues prompted him to quit.

Media

02.04.2013

Media Censorship and Its Future

Ouyang Bin

The year 2013 has gotten off to an inauspicious start for China’s press, especially for its most outspoken members. At the end of last year, when many of the country’s media were heralding newly installed Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s visit...

Media

01.08.2013

Online and Off, Social Media Users Go to War for Freedom of Press in China

Tea Leaf Nation

When Mr. Tuo Zhen, the propaganda chief of Guangdong province, rewrote and replaced the New Year’s editorial of the Southern Weekend newspaper without the consent of its editors, he probably did not think it would make much of a splash....

The Old Fears of China’s New Leaders

Jonathan Mirsky

I felt a shudder of déjà vu watching the mounting protests inside China this week of the Communist Party for censoring an editorial in Southern Weekend, a well-known liberal newspaper in the southern city of Guangzhou. It is all too...