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What It's Like for a Chinese Journalist in Africa to Cover the China-Africa Story

Eric Olander | Posted 04.06.2016 | World
Eric Olander

How foreign journalists report on the China-Africa story is often determined by the national origin of their news organization. These so-called "embedded narratives" run deep, particularly among older journalists, but a new generation of young foreign correspondents in Africa is challenging some of these dated caricatures. Zhang Zizhu is one of them. She joins Eric & Cobus -- in the podcast above -- to reflect on covering the Chinese in Africa.

China Tightens Grip Over Internet, Media

Reuters | Paul Carsten | Posted 01.19.2015 | Media

By Paul Carsten WUZHEN China (Reuters) - Chinese officials called on Wednesday for controls on the Internet to preserve stability, sayin...

China Sends Warning To Foreign Media

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2014 | Media

HONG KONG, Oct 15 (Reuters) - A Chinese official told foreign media in Hong Kong on Wednesday that China has seen interference in the city's pro-demo...

China Is Making Reporting Even Harder For Foreign Journalists

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media

China's government has made conditions for foreign journalists even worse in the past year by restricting where they can travel, according to a recent...

Chinese Journalists Arrested In Fraud Probe

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2014 | Media

(Recasts, adds background, analyst's quotes) BEIJING, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Chinese police have arrested eight people, including several ...

China Tightens Restrictions On Journalists

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.10.2014 | Media

China's government has sent a new warning to journalists telling them to steer clear of foreign news outlets, the New York Times reported Thursday. ...

China's Press Freedom Is Getting Worse

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.18.2014 | Media

The latest report from the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China shows no improvement in the conditions for journalists in the country. The FCCC, ...

Liu Jianfeng Tests New Model for Chinese Journalists

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.06.2014 | World
Committee to Protect Journalists

Last July, veteran Chinese journalist Liu Jianfeng posted an announcement on the Chinese microblog Weibo confirming his intention to become an independent investigator and writer. In a country where all media remains state-owned, Liu's plan was a bold one.


Reuters | Posted 04.25.2014 | Media

By James Pomfret HONG KONG, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Thousands rallied outside Hong Kong's government headquarters on Sunday demanding the c...

Matt Sheehan

The Chinese Press Battles For Hearts And Minds Abroad | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

SAN FRANCISCO -- At 9:25 p.m. on New Year's Day, Feng Yan parked his minivan outside the Chinese consulate here, doused the front door of the building...


Reuters | Posted 02.22.2014 | Media

BEIJING, Dec 23 (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party told the already tightly monitored state media on Monday that they should not be reportin...

Michael Calderone

China Foreign Press Crackdown Prompts Calls For Visa Retaliation | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.18.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- When Vice President Joe Biden recently addressed China’s crackdown on foreign press and the government’s refusal to renew journalist...

Michael Calderone

How The New York Times Gets Around Censors In China | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.19.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Tuesday morning, readers in mainland China could click on New York Times stories about basketball player Jeremy Lin and rapper Eminem, ...

China 2014: Too Little, Too Late for Newbies

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

2014 will be the year leaders of consumer goods producers realize that it may be too late to enter China. If you haven't established significant scale already, you probably never will. The PRC will not be an option for turbo-charging future growth plans for current non-players.

Jon Stewart Becoming A Hit In China

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2013 | Media

By Jane Lee SHANGHAI, May 20 (Reuters) - Humor may not always translate well, but Jon Stewart is picking up millions of fans in China,...

Michael Calderone

NY Times, WSJ Hacking Highlights Chinese Resistance To Western Media | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.01.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- Last October, just a few hours after The New York Times revealed that the family of prime minister Wen Jiabao had quietly accumulated a mu...

Party Line, Party Time? The Dish on China's Press

Amy Wu | Posted 02.25.2013 | World
Amy Wu

Transparency is seemingly non-existent in the media universe in China -- but maybe, just maybe, that is changing with the advent of citizen journalism.

Freedom Over Truth?

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 11.25.2012 | Media
Daniel A. Bell

Western societies rightly take pride in commitment to freedom of the press. In China, journalists are subject to tight political controls. But there are some advantages to the Chinese way of reporting news.

Chinese Media Blasts U.S.: 'Sneaky Troublemaker' | Posted 11.04.2012 | World

BEIJING -- A barrage of harsh messages in China's official news media awaited Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton when she arrived here on Tuesd...

Melissa Chan, Journalist Expelled From China, Reflects On Experience | Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times | Posted 07.14.2012 | Media

After filing 400 stories from China, reporter Melissa Chan never thought she'd wind up in the headlines herself. Chan returned to Southern Californ...

How To Stop Rumors In China: Stop Censorship

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Committee to Protect Journalists

By Madeline Earp/CPJ Senior Asia Research Associate The sacking of Chongqing party leader Bo Xilai has sparked some entertaining gossip this m...

Another China Rail Accident... Another Cover-Up?

Posted 11.29.2011 | World

is a new website that delivers English editions of the best foreign-language news and journalism. SHANGHAI - A crash this week on the city's Metro ...

Beijing Papers Taken Over

The Diplomat | Jason Miks | Posted 11.05.2011 | World

By Jason Miks, The Diplomat Two of Beijing’s most popular and outspoken newspapers have been taken over by the Chinese Communist Party in a move...

Reporters Nearly Brawl With Chinese Officials During Joe Biden Speech

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 10.18.2011 | Media

American reporters on Joe Biden's trip to China are reporting tensions with Chinese officials after they were shoved out of the vice president's speec...

Bearing Witness 2.0: You Can't Spin 10,000 Tweets and Camera Phone Uploads

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

When deadly riots broke out in China last week, the Chinese government sprang into message control mode. It choked off the Internet, blocked Twitter, and deleted updates and videos from social networking sites. At the same time, it invited foreign journalists to take a tour of the area. The Chinese have clearly learned the lessons of Iran. READ MORE Shattering the Right vs. Left Prism Once Again: The Wall Street Journal Goes After Goldman and the Bank Bailout Even the capitalist Bible is taking shots at Wall Street darling Goldman Sachs. We've now reached the point where the only people defending the administration's Wall Street policies are the people benefiting from them -- or their good friends, Tim Geithner and Larry Summers. READ MORE