There’s a sizeable gap between Western perceptions of the role of journalists in democratic societies and China’s view that media should serve the interests of the state.
Journalists wait for a briefing at China’s National Bureau of Statistics.
How mounting diplomatic tensions between China and the US is affecting the media at the worst possible time.
A train attendant in Nanchang, China, gestures in solidarity with medical staff departing for the city of Wuhan, Feb. 13, 2020.
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Public criticism of the Chinese government’s handling of coronavirus shows that the Chinese people can overcome both strict censorship and a gaping class divide when they get angry enough.
A man wears a mask while walking through the empty streets of Beijing, January 27 2020.
When cinemas closed down, Huanxi Media Group turned a crisis into an opportunity.
As cities have shut down and residential compounds have issued curfews, social media in China have become more important than ever. But it is a place of rumours and mistruths.
Media tour Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building after protesters broke in on July 1.
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Chinese media sees the protests very differently to Western media.
Some African journalists are concerned that foreign funders may influence what they cover and how.
Western aid has resulted in an Anglo-American culture of journalism education which has proved impractical to implement in African countries with illiberal political regimes.
WeChat is the preferred social networking platform in China, as well as among the Chinese-speaking diaspora in Australia.
According to a new study, Mandarin-speaking voters look to their friends and key social media influencers to inform how they should vote in Australian elections.
The US is not the only country with a stake in North Korea’s denuclearization.
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With all the drama between Trump and Kim, it’s easy to forget that the US is not the only nation involved in denuclearizing North Korea. China is hugely influential — but it’s not clear quite how.
Netflix and the like are already big business, but here’s why British film should focus more on Chinese subscription services
A scene from ‘Wolf Warrior 2’.
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Film could benefit China’s soft power. It highlights the country’s deep pockets and potential for wider audience appeal.
Xi Jinping votes on a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits.
Recent changes to China’s constitution signal loud and clear that any hope for a path to democracy must be checked with reality.
Spring Festival Gala with some Chinese actors in blackface.
In China, like in other parts of the world, Africa is routinely treated as a single unit, erasing its linguistic, racial and cultural diversity.
Chinese are starting to question government control of the terms of public debate, as conveyed by this propoganda banner in Hangzhou in 2010.
Hangzhou is hosting the G20 summit and China is anxious to present a positive picture of the country to the world, but the official attitude to non-compliant citizens isn’t helping.
Xi Jinping is no fan of an unregulated internet.
China is used to media being kept on a tight leash, but the party’s latest swoop has an ominous new zeal about it.
A woman waits backstage during the recording of the dating show ‘Meet you on Saturday.’
In only 30 years, a generations-old system of arranged marriages has been completely upended.
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New law is a sign of a more muscular Chinese internet protectionism.
The Chinese TV market is hard to crack.
ABC International has reasons to be proud of its recent “landmark” deal to provide ABC content in China. The deal, which will see the establishment of an online portal, also seems to make it harder for…
The news that the ABC is to establish an ‘online portal’ in China that will allow it to ‘represent and sell media content across China’ has been greeted with understandable enthusiasm by the ABC. The ABC…
Fighting for news.
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Chinese media coverage of the missing flight MH370 is acting as a proxy for the country’s positioning as a rising diplomatic power with expansionary ambition in the Asian-Pacific. Since the flight was…