China Media & Information
Japanese actress Yui Aragaki has a doppelganger in this Chinese social media celebrity
Bad press about China hides the story of success the Asian giant has become
Man detained for selling 12,000 boxes of laughing gas on Chinese social media
SPH's Chinese Media Group restructures to form NewsHub
Blast rocks Chinese megaport city, two dead
70 pct of Chinese children using social media: survey
2018-01-19 05:14:59 A survey report released on Thursday said 70.9 percent of primary and middle school students in China use the WeChat instant messaging App. At the same time, 75.9 percent of Chinese children have their own mobile phones, according to the China National Children's Center. The figures were based on a survey of nearly 9,000 children across China. However, 28.8 percent of them never read news online and 43   Read More ...
Chinese-American journalist says wife kidnapped by China
2018-01-17 15:13:01 BEIJING -- A Chinese-American journalist who extensively interviewed an exiled businessman says his wife has been kidnapped and held for months by Chinese security forces, adding a subplot to the high-stakes drama that has transfixed followers of Chinese politics. Chen Xiaoping, a New York-based editor at Chinese-language Mirror Media Group, told The Associated Press that a new video that surfaced this week of his wife denouncing his work was filmed under duress and proves that she is being held by the government in an effort to pressure him   Read More ...
Spokesman: M503 northbound flight route is crucial to cross-Strait communication
2018-01-17 06:31:13 The Taiwan Affairs Office of China's State Council held on Wednesday its first press conference in 2018, reviewing the achievements in cross-Strait affairs in the past year and stressing the importance of closer cooperation and communication between Taiwan and the Chinese mainland in the new era. This year marks the 30th anniversary of opening of cross-Strait exchanges and people-to-people communication across the Taiwan Strait   Read More ...
Google denies restarting its map service in China
2018-01-16 07:01:05 Google told the Global Times on Tuesday that "there have been no changes to Google Maps in China," as a response to the report by Reuters that said Google will restart its map service in China, citing Nikkei. The new map service, according to Reuters' report, includes a Chinese version Google map website and a map app specifically for Chinese iPhone users   Read More ...
Google to relaunch map service in China: Nikkei
2018-01-15 20:09:54 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s () Google will relaunch its map service in China after an eight-year absence, Nikkei reported on Monday. The company has set up a China-specific version of the Google Maps website and introduced a map app for Chinese iPhones, Nikkei said. When users of the app attempt to use its navigation features, they are automatically transferred to an app from AutoNavi, a mapping company owned by Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group Holding (), Nikkei said   Read More ...
Japanese actress Yui Aragaki has a doppelganger in this Chinese social media celebrity
2018-01-12 12:03:21 Celebrity doppelgangers make us confused, and sometimes even the celebrities themselves mistake photos of the other for themselves. Think Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Heath Ledger, or Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman. Another lookalike pair has been established recently, this time between a Chinese reality TV contest winner Long Meng Rou and Japanese actress Yui Aragaki. Yui Aragaki is best known for her smooth, white skin and bright smile, which is probably the reason why she is endorsing Kose’s Sekkisei products   Read More ...
Resignation of Carrie Gracie, BBC China Editor, Resurfaces Pay Row
2018-01-08 20:15:29 Photo LONDON — The journalist who resigned as the BBC’s China editor to protest the broadcaster’s gender pay gap said on Monday she was offered a raise before quitting, but one that still did not bring her to the level of her male peers. The sudden resignation by Carrie Gracie, the BBC’s top journalist in China, was met with a wave of support from her peers in the British media   Read More ...
Bad press about China hides the story of success the Asian giant has become
2018-01-07 14:08:40 What gets the goat of many westerners is that China is successful despite the fact it is a communist country. Communism, we've been told, is dead. To which my retort will be: that truism is valid only if you conflate the Soviet Union with communism. When I was growing up, communism was a scare word that white South Africa (and America!) resorted to in an attempt to drive the fear of God into black people's hearts when it became clear that they were generally predisposed to communism   Read More ...
18! China's social media filled with nostalgia at year-end
2017-12-31 10:00:22 China's social media platform WeChat was abuzz with people posting photographs of themselves aged 18, on Saturday and Sunday. The trend showed many Chinese readying themselves for 2018 in nostalgic mood. On Sunday, even the youngest members of China's post-90s generation -- those born on Dec. 31, 1999 -- will turn 18 and reach adulthood in China. For many, this milestone suggests a generational shift   Read More ...
Media industry convergence event ends
2017-12-28 03:30:34 The two-day 5th China New Media Industry Convergence Development Conference, organized by the Xinhua News Agency and Chengdu municipal government, concluded in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Wednesday. Drawing more than 400 representatives from government departments, the media, enterprises and institutions of higher learning, the conference consisted of keynote speeches, discussions and summit dialogues. In his speech, Liu Siyang, vice president of the Xinhua News Agency, talked about the agency's explorations at a time marking deep convergence development of traditional and new media   Read More ...
Capello: Social media age changes impact on young players' development
2017-12-28 03:30:07 Italian soccer coach Fabio Capello, who had taken over Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning in June 2017, said Wednesday that China has a near endless pool of young talents, but some of them get lost as they mix up luck with hard work, and because effective communication with these players falls short. Speaking on day one of the two-day 12th Dubai International Sports Conference, Capello said, "Throughout my career, I had the chance to work with young talents from age 17-18, and unfortunately some of them got lost after they made it to the first team   Read More ...
Obama warns of social media use irresponsibility
2017-12-28 03:02:05 Former U.S. President Barack Obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media in an interview by British Prince Harry on BBC Radio 4's Today on Wednesday. In the interview, which is rare since the ex-president's stepping down nearly a year ago, Obama said that the irresponsible use of social media was distorting people's understanding of complex issues, and spreading misinformation   Read More ...
Science journal Nature recognizes Chinese quantum pioneer
2017-12-19 10:01:22 Pan Jianwei, a leading Chinese quantum scientist, has been listed by science magazine Nature as one of the 10 "people who mattered" in 2017. Nature said Pan, the so-called father of quantum, "has been widely hailed for leading China to the forefront of long-distance quantum communication: harnessing quantum laws to transmit information securely". A graduate of the University of Science and Technology of China, Pan is the chief scientist of the world's first quantum satellite project   Read More ...
Syrian sisters convey voice for peace via social media(1/4)
2017-12-18 04:30:21 Eight-year-old Alaa and 10-year-old Noor, two Syrian girls living in the besieged Eastern Ghouta district on the outskirts of Damascus, try to convey their voice to peace to the world via social media. The two sisters set up a twitter account named “Noor and Alaa” in November with the help of their mother, an English teacher. Using a small tablet PC, the girls post photos and video clips of their challenging living circumstance and describe the suffering and expectations of the children living in Damascus   Read More ...
Cheong Wa Dae urges China to swiftly investigate beating of S. Korean journalists
2017-12-17 12:05:06 SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Yonhap) -- Cheong Wa Dae on Sunday urged China to quickly investigate Chinese security guards' beating of South Korean photojournalists during President Moon Jae-in's visit to Beijing last week, and punish those responsible. "We call on the Chinese government to swiftly uncover truth and punish those responsible," senior presidential press secretary Yoon Young-chan told reporters. "We wish the injured journalists a quick recovery   Read More ...
Chinese media mogul Tommy Jiang wants John Alexander in Bennelong
2017-12-15 08:11:11 Beijing's chief Australian propagandist has backed Liberal candidate John Alexander in the Bennelong byelection while savaging the Turnbull government's efforts to counter Beijing's interference in Australia. The rare public comments by Chinese language media mogul Tommy Jiang come as he tries to dramatically expand his Australian media empire with the purchase of dozens of new radio licences. Meanwhile, Mr Jiang faces the prospect of being required to register under the federal government's new foreign influence laws   Read More ...
China launches communication satellite for Algeria
2017-12-12 04:02:50 XICHANG - China launched Algeria's first communication satellite, Alcomsat-1, into a preset orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan early Monday. The satellite was the first cooperative project in aerospace industry between the two countries. It will be used by Algeria for broadcast and television, emergency communication, distance education, e-governance, enterprise communication, broadband access and satellite-based navigation   Read More ...
Wu Yongning: Chinese 'rooftopper' and social media star dies in fall from 62-storey building
2017-12-11 23:05:53 A Chinese social media star has died after falling from a 62-storey building while performing one of his trademark daredevil stunts. Wu Yongning had amassed a million followers on the Chinese app Weibo, which is similar to Facebook, for posting short videos of him perching on top of tall buildings without safety equipment. Since beginning to post on the app in February he went on to share 300 short films of him performing dangerous stunts   Read More ...
German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles
2017-12-10 12:39:13 BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather personal information about German officials and politicians. The BfV domestic intelligence service took the unusual step of naming individual profiles it says are fake and fake organizations to warn public officials about the risk of leaking valuable personal information via social media   Read More ...
Man detained for selling 12,000 boxes of laughing gas on Chinese social media
2017-12-08 09:01:19 ZHEJIANG: Police in eastern China have detained a man for selling thousands of boxes of laughing gas on social media, reported the South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Friday (Dec 8). It is believed to be the first case of its kind in China. The man, surnamed Yin, will be charged with operating an illegal business. According to the report, Yin started the business in May and is accused of selling more than 12,000 boxes of the gas at 24 yuan (US$2   Read More ...
Bizarre social media trend sweeping Taiwan and China features women showing how to eat after applying red lipstick
2017-12-05 17:08:26 HOW to chow down without smudging your lipstick isn't a conundrum most women spend a lot of time thinking about. Surely the solution is pretty simple - just reapply it after you're done eating. But over in Taiwan, a new 'hack' showing how to avoid smudging your lippy or worse still, getting it on your teeth, is sweeping social media. The lipstick challenge sees young women carefully applying bright red or orange lipstick before eating a mouthful of food   Read More ...
Trudeau kicks off China trip with visit to social media giant Sina Weibo’s HQ
2017-12-04 04:02:47 BEIJING – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has started the first day of his four day trip to China with a visit to the headquarters of the country’s most popular social media company, Sina Weibo. More than 200 cellphone toting millennials greeted him on a Monday morning visit to the headquarters of Sino Corporation, which owns Weibo.It was part of an attempt to promote Canada as a tourist destination and to launch the 2018 year of tourism between the two countries   Read More ...
Trump's social media posts straining ties with Britain, experts say
2017-12-03 10:03:28 WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump's latest social media posts, which triggered a heated quarrel between Washington and London, have put strain on bilateral ties. Trump sparked global controversy in recent days after re-posting what critics say are anti-Muslim social media posts from a Britain-based far right group that allegedly depict violence carried out by Muslims. The authenticity of the videos in the posts has not been verified   Read More ...
SPH's Chinese Media Group restructures to form NewsHub
2017-11-29 15:45:52 SINGAPORE - The Chinese Media Group (CMG) of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will undergo a major restructuring exercise to merge its editorial resources from Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and CMG Digital to form NewsHub. It is headed by NewsHub editor, Ms Han Yong May, 49, former CMG's digital editor who was also Lianhe Zaobao's associate editor. "Due to media disruption, the local Chinese media has reached a critical phase where there is a need for transformation," said Ms Lee Huay Leng, head of CMG   Read More ...
Recruiters starting to employ social media
2017-11-28 02:02:39 Companies are increasingly using new platforms to identify potential employees, as Zhou Wenting reports from Shanghai. Bao Guoying, a human resources officer at ENN Group, a company in Langfang, Hebei province, that specializes in the exploitation of clean energy, was looking for technical talent in nuclear fusion, new energy storage technology and the use of a form of carbon called graphene   Read More ...
Recruiters starting to employ social media
2017-11-28 02:02:05 Companies are increasingly using new platforms to identify potential employees. Bao Guoying, a human resources officer at ENN Group, a company in Langfang, Hebei province, that specializes in the exploitation of clean energy, was looking for technical talent in nuclear fusion, new energy storage technology and the use of a form of carbon called graphene. She realized that North America boasts a high number of such talents, so instead of organizing campus recruitment drives or approaching an influential figure in the industry to set up a team - as she had done many times since 2007 - she turned to a professional networking website as a new talent-spotting channel   Read More ...
Blast rocks Chinese megaport city, two dead
2017-11-26 15:05:28 Shanghai, China | AFP | A major explosion hit China’s major port city of Ningbo on Sunday, killing at least two people, injuring dozens and wrecking buildings, state media and local authorities said. The Ningbo government said on a social media account that the blast occurred in a “vacant lot” but gave no details about what may have caused it. Local authorities said two people died, two were seriously injured and an unidentified number were being treated for lesser injuries   Read More ...
Blast Rocks Chinese Megaport City, 2 Dead
2017-11-26 11:05:03 Shanghai, China: A major explosion hit China's major port city of Ningbo on Sunday, killing at least two people, injuring dozens and wrecking buildings, state media and local authorities said. The Ningbo government said on a social media account that the blast occurred in a "vacant lot" but gave no details about what may have caused it. Local authorities said two people died, two were seriously injured and an unidentified number were being treated for lesser injuries   Read More ...
Blast rocks Chinese megaport city, two dead
2017-11-26 10:47:29 Shanghai, China | AFP | A major explosion hit China's megaport city of Ningbo on Sunday, killing at least two people, injuring dozens and wrecking buildings, state media and local authorities said. The Ningbo government said on a social media account that the blast occurred in a "vacant lot" but it did not provide details about what may have caused it   Read More ...
Google's plan to 'de-rank' Russian media equals censorship
2017-11-24 06:02:49 Google's intention to "de-rank" Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik is equal to censorship, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday. It is a violation of freedom of speech and censorship at the technological level, she told a weekly news briefing. Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, said last week that RT and Sputnik could be de-ranked on the popular Google News service, which ranks various media outlets depending on their reach, article length and veracity   Read More ...
Media group launches app to aid fight against poverty
2017-11-24 04:06:25 In today's technologically advancing world, harnessing the power of information could further help reduce the numbers of those living in poverty worldwide, said Chinese researchers at a launch ceremony of an app in Beijing on Thursday. Developed by the Beijing-based People's Daily, it is the country's first app in Chinese that facilitates knowledge-sharing on poverty reduction. The product is in response to the great determination in achieving the 2020 poverty relief target set by the nation, said Zhang Jianxing, vice-president of the newspaper group   Read More ...
Media group launches app to aid fight against poverty
2017-11-24 03:30:24 The launch ceremony of the app, hosted by the People's Daily, features an impressive line-up of participants in Beijing on Nov 23, 2017. Liu Yongfu (fourth from right), director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, along with other officials and researchers. (Provided to chinadaily.com.cn) In today's technologically advancing world, harnessing the power of information could further help reduce the numbers of those living in poverty worldwide, said Chinese researchers at a launch ceremony of an app in Beijing on Thursday   Read More ...
Google's plan to 'de-rank' Russian media equals censorship, Moscow says
2017-11-24 02:30:34 Google's intention to "de-rank" Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik is equal to censorship, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday. It is a violation of freedom of speech and censorship at the technological level, she told a weekly news briefing. Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, said last week that RT and Sputnik could be de-ranked on the popular Google News service, which ranks various media outlets depending on their reach, article length and veracity   Read More ...
Cuban journalists hail 19th CPC congress
2017-11-23 04:30:19 The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) heralded a new stage in China's efforts to build socialism with Chinese characteristics with a focus on promoting people's well-being, two Cuban journalists said. Masiel Fernandez, a senior journalist with Cuba's official news agency Prensa Latina, and Karina Marron, deputy director of daily Granma, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba, attended the closing ceremony of the national congress in Beijing last month   Read More ...
Chinese social media giant is worth more than Facebook
2017-11-21 12:19:12 It's official: China's biggest tech company is now worth more than Facebook. Tencent shares closed more than 2% higher in Hong Kong on Tuesday, valuing the social media and gaming giant at around $522 billion, according to FactSet. Facebook is currently worth a little over $519 billion. Best known for its mobile messenger WeChat, Tencent had been threatening to unseat its Silicon Valley rival after a blockbuster year that saw its share price more than double   Read More ...
Chinese social media lights up over Victoria's Secret show
2017-11-21 06:30:25 Heated discussions have erupted on Chinese social media over the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, with 470 million views on the online topic. People lined up an hour before the show began for a ticket worth 350,000 yuan ($52,750). The show featured a portion called "Porcelain Angel" for Chinese audiences, which was praised by Chinese audiences as the "best part of this year's show   Read More ...
CFA denies World Cup bid report
2017-11-17 05:04:05 Lippi 'quotes' go viral on Chinese social media. The Chinese Football Association on Thursday denied a media report that they're planning to bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup. The Chengdu Business Daily quoted China coach Marcello Lippi as saying that the CFA "is preparing to bid for the 2030 World Cup," which immediately went viral on Chinese social media. "We have learned that -national team coach Lippi has not been interviewed by any media recently," the CFA said in a statement on their Sina Weibo account   Read More ...
China denounces U.S. call to register Chinese journalists as agents
2017-11-16 10:42:41 BEIJING (Reuters) - China denounced on Thursday a U.S. congressional commission that accused its state media of involvement in spying and propaganda and called for their staff in the United States to be registered as foreign agents. The U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission said in its latest annual report that while China had tightened restrictions on domestic and foreign media, its state media had rapidly expanded overseas   Read More ...
Social media suicide in Japan spotlight after 'Twitter killer'
2017-11-16 04:02:15 OKYO - The grisly beheading of nine people lured by a suspected serial killer after tweeting suicidal thoughts has sparked debate about the use of social media in Japan, which has one of the world's highest suicide rates. The suspect, Takahiro Shiraishi, dubbed the "Twitter killer", reportedly lured his victims - aged between 15 and 26 - by trawling social media, and the gruesome discovery has prompted the government to consider tightening internet regulations to restrict suicidal posts   Read More ...
Congress urged to tighten rules on Chinese state media in US
2017-11-15 20:11:25 WASHINGTON (AP) — All staff of Chinese state-run media outlets in the United States should be required to register with the government as foreign agents as they may be supporting Chinese intelligence gathering and "information warfare," congressional advisers said Wednesday. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said that Beijing has rapidly expanded its overseas media presence to promote a positive view of the rising Asian nation and the ruling communist party, even as it has tightened its control over media and online content at home, and increased restrictions on foreign journalists in China   Read More ...