China Media & Information
China pushes back against criticism of plan for Xi to stay in power
China launches propaganda push for Xi after social media criticism
Social media-driven Chinese New Year
China tightens screws on social media
Bad press about China hides the story of success the Asian giant has become
Blast rocks Chinese megaport city, two dead
New China worry for Donald Trump: Can U.S. win propaganda war against 'Voice of China'?
2018-04-05 21:04:44 The 'Voice of China' propaganda blitzkrieg is meant to neutralize U.S. influence on every continent. But there's time to catch up and turn the tide. President Trump has more than tariffs, trade wars and military escalation to worry about when it comes to China. Within the last few weeks, China has leaped into the front ranks of global media by launching its uper-network   Read More ...
China, UN launch zero discrimination social media campaign
2018-03-07 12:32:09 The United Nations (UN) has launched its "Zero Discrimination" social media campaign in China this year, hoping to raise awareness of discrimination in the country. Nicholas Rosellini, UN Resident Coordinator in China, is encouraging Chinese netizens to participate in the campaign, by using drawings, pictures, gifs, audio and video to show support for the campaign in his speech at a press conference organized by UNAIDS China   Read More ...
2018 Shanghai International Writers’ programme
2018-03-06 05:15:53 Press Release – Michael King Writers’ Centre. Applications are now open for 2018 Shanghai International Writers’ programme. New Zealand’s literary exchange with China continues with the call for applications from New Zealand writers to attend the international writers’ programme run by the Shanghai Writers’ Association for eight weeks in September and October 2018. The successful writer will receive free accommodation in an inner-city apartment, a small stipend for living expenses and return economy class air travel   Read More ...
A social media tycoon is now China's richest man
2018-03-01 16:42:27 China's new richest man has chat apps and video games to thank for his massive wealth. Tencent CEO Ma Huateng is the country's highest-ranked person on the Global Rich List published Wednesday by Shanghai-based wealth research firm Hurun Report. His estimated fortune more than doubled to $47 billion over the past year. His wealth has been supercharged by his stake of nearly 9% in Tencent , the Chinese social networking and internet company that he co-founded in 1998   Read More ...
Chinese youth obsessed with sharing lifestyle habits on social media
2018-03-01 03:01:00 It is increasingly popular for Chinese youth to share their experiences on social media, such as the "moments" platform on popular instant messaging service WeChat. "I have been reading 'Jane Eyre' for 40 days with 48,000 words finished," Li Anqi said. Li has been sharing her reading experience on WeChat moments every day since January. Working in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Li is eager to learn English, but cannot bare the daily grind of formal lessons   Read More ...
China launches propaganda push for Xi after social media criticism
2018-02-27 10:03:40 BEIJING China's plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea's ruling dynasty. The social media reaction late on Sunday quickly saw China swing into a concerted propaganda push yesterday, blocking some articles and publishing pieces praising the party. The ruling Communist Party on Sunday proposed to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office, meaning Mr Xi, who heads the party and the military, may never have to retire   Read More ...
China pushes back against criticism of plan for Xi to stay in power
2018-02-27 06:04:52 By Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina. BEIJING (Reuters) - China's plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea's ruling dynasty and prompting a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist to accuse it of creating a dictator. The social media reaction late on Sunday quickly saw China swing into a concerted propaganda push by Monday, blocking some articles and publishing pieces praising the party   Read More ...
China tries to deflect criticism of plan for Xi to stay in power
2018-02-26 16:02:39 BEIJING: China's plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea's ruling dynasty and charges of creating a dictator by a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist. The social media reaction late on Sunday quickly saw China swing into a concerted propaganda push, blocking some articles and publishing pieces praising the party   Read More ...
China pushes back against criticism of plan for Xi to stay in power
2018-02-26 15:16:09 BEIJING – China’s plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea’s ruling dynasty and charges of creating a dictator by a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist. The social media reaction late Sunday quickly saw China swing into a concerted propaganda push by Monday, blocking some articles and publishing pieces praising the party   Read More ...
China launches propaganda push for Xi Jinping after social media backlash
2018-02-26 12:16:15 China's plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea's ruling dynasty and charges of creating a dictator by a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist. The social media reaction late on Sunday quickly saw China swing into a concerted propaganda push by Monday, blocking some articles and publishing pieces praising the party   Read More ...
China pushes back against criticism of plan for Xi to stay in power
2018-02-26 07:06:39 BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea’s ruling dynasty and charges of creating a dictator by a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist. The social media reaction late on Sunday quickly saw China swing into a concerted propaganda push by Monday, blocking some articles and publishing pieces praising the party   Read More ...
China blocks articles, publishes pieces praising party in propaganda push for Xi Jinping
2018-02-26 05:08:56 China's plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea's ruling dynasty and charges of creating a dictator by a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist. The social media reaction late on Sunday quickly saw China swing into a concerted propaganda push by Monday, blocking some articles and publishing pieces praising the party   Read More ...
China Launches Propaganda Push For Xi Jinping After Social Media Criticism
2018-02-26 05:06:07 Beijing: China's plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea's ruling dynasty and charges of creating a dictator by a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist. The social media reaction late on Sunday quickly saw China swing into a concerted propaganda push by Monday, blocking some articles and publishing pieces praising the party   Read More ...
China launches propaganda push for Xi after social media criticism
2018-02-26 04:30:41 BEIJING: China's plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea's ruling dynasty and charges of creating a dictator by a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist. The social media reaction late on Sunday quickly saw China swing into a concerted propaganda push by Monday, blocking some articles and publishing pieces praising the party   Read More ...
China launches propaganda push for Xi after social media criticism
2018-02-26 04:12:45 China's plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea's ruling dynasty and charges of creating a dictator by a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist. The social media reaction late on Sunday quickly saw China swing into a concerted propaganda push by Monday, blocking some articles and publishing pieces praising the party   Read More ...
China launches propaganda push for Xi Jinping after social media criticism
2018-02-26 04:10:58 China’s plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea’s ruling dynasty and charges of creating a dictator by a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist. The social media reaction late on Sunday quickly saw China swing into a concerted propaganda push by Monday, blocking some articles and publishing pieces praising the party   Read More ...
China launches propaganda push for Xi after social media criticism
2018-02-26 03:47:33 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea's ruling dynasty and charges of creating a dictator by a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist. The social media reaction late on Sunday quickly saw China swing into a concerted propaganda push by Monday, blocking some articles and publishing pieces praising the party   Read More ...
China launches propaganda push for Xi after social media criticism
2018-02-26 03:39:18 BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely has sparked social media opposition, drawing comparisons to North Korea’s ruling dynasty and charges of creating a dictator by a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist. The social media reaction late on Sunday quickly saw China swing into a concerted propaganda push by Monday, blocking some articles and publishing pieces praising the party   Read More ...
'Hold Mom's hands' campaign warms social media
2018-02-22 04:30:13 "How long has it been since you held your mom's hands?" During this Spring Festival holiday, this simple but thought-provoking question has been rife on Chinese social media since a campaign video to encourage people to give a hug to their mother was released through several China's state media on Tuesday. The two-minute video starts with a voiceover describing the status quo of contemporary Chinese white-collar workers and recognized their achievements both in life and career, but the scene suddenly shifts to their parents   Read More ...
High-energy basketball court cleaner becomes a social media star in China
2018-02-17 22:10:20 A court cleaner for China's national basketball league who shot to fame for his high-intensity approach to the job says even the NBA's Beijing office has shown interest in him.   Read More ...
Chinese celebrities are making a lot of money from social media
2018-02-14 12:12:34 From pop idols to wanghong — a phrase used to refer to internet celebrities — China's most popular influencers share one thing in common: They're raking in a lot of money. The online celebrity economy was projected to be worth around 58 billion yuan ($8.4 billion) in 2016, according to data company CBNData. That made the sector more valuable than the domestic film industry, which brought in 45   Read More ...
Social media-driven Chinese New Year
2018-02-12 03:14:53 With the help of digital technology, getting connected is enhanced during the festive season, writes Izwan Ismail. A FEW days more to Chinese New Year and social media is buzzing with festive messages. Some will go to the extent of making special videos, creative Boomerang, GIF messages and photo series and post them online. Gone are the days of the traditional greeting cards as social media has taken over the way people — be they young or old — show their love, friendship and happiness for each other   Read More ...
Will China weaponise social media?
2018-02-09 08:19:02 Ever since the 2016 US presidential election, with its revelations about Russian meddling, European officials have been on the lookout for similar attacks. But Europeans aren’t the only ones paying attention. So, too, are China’s leaders, who are considering what they might learn from the Kremlin’s successes. For Chinese President Xi Jinping, maintaining domestic stability is a top priority, a point underscored by China’s annual budget for internal security   Read More ...
China appoints veteran journalist to head state broadcaster
2018-02-09 07:30:16 China's cabinet has appointed a veteran journalist to head the state broadcaster -- China Central Television (CCTV). Shen Haixiong, 51, also takes over the role as deputy head of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, according to a statement issued by the State Council on Friday. Shen was a journalist with Xinhua News Agency for 26 years, starting as a reporter in Zhejiang Province and rising through the ranks to become the agency's vice president   Read More ...
Why do young Chinese block their parents on social media?
2018-02-09 03:30:53 As older generations in China embrace social media, younger users are turning their backs, according to a recent report. Tencent, which oversees China's top social media and payments app, WeChat, has found that 52 percent of the young users block their parents on its platform. A WeChat user Qin Jianping blocked his parents and several, but allowed more then 600 friends to see his "Moments" (a function that allows users to post photos, videos, text or links) on the platform   Read More ...
Media Watchdog Advises Journalists in China to Avoid Using Apple iCloud Accounts, Citing Privacy Fears
2018-02-08 14:00:43 Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RWB/RSF) has urged journalists using iCloud in China to migrate away from Apple's cloud service this   Read More ...
Will China ‘weaponize’ social media?
2018-02-06 11:09:56 ATLANTA – Ever since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, with its revelations about Russian meddling, European officials have been on the lookout for similar attacks. But Europeans aren’t the only ones paying attention. So, too, are China’s leaders, who are considering what they might learn from the Kremlin’s successes. For Chinese President Xi Jinping, maintaining domestic stability is a top priority, a point underscored by China’s annual budget for internal security   Read More ...
92 fake stories disqualified from top journalism award competition
2018-02-05 03:00:29 The All-China Journalists Association canceled the candidacy of 92 news stories for the nation's top journalism awards in 2016 and 2017 for fabrication. Among the disqualified stories, 71 were radio and television reports, said the association, adding that some were modified from the original report before being submitted for the award, while others contained fake content. "The fabrication seriously harmed the authority and credibility of the China Journalism Awards as well as the credibility of journalism," said the association, vowing measures to curb fake news   Read More ...
China's social media Weibo suspends 'hot' lists after authority's criticism
2018-01-29 06:30:49 Sina Weibo, one of China's most popular social media, has accepted criticism issued by Beijing's internet watchdog and vowed to become more responsible, according to Monday's China daily. The Beijing office of the Cyberspace Administration on Saturday summoned Weibo's boss for talk concerning the company's failure to censor illegal information posted by its users, and issued a weeklong ban on some of the company's operations   Read More ...
China tightens screws on social media
2018-01-29 06:09:27 Chinese authorities have ordered a major social media platform to curb "harmful content" more effectively as they intensify oversight of online expression -- even taking aim at rap music, crude cartoons, dirty jokes and celebrity gossip. The campaign is intended not just to stamp out dissent but to ensure that all media "serves the direction of socialism". Sina Weibo has failed to comply, Beijing's Cyberspace Administration said Saturday on its official WeChat social media account, berating the site for letting users post "content of wrong public opinion orientation, obscenity, low taste and ethnic discrimination"   Read More ...
China tightens screws on social media
2018-01-28 17:01:07 BEIJING: Chinese authorities have ordered a major social media platform to curb "harmful content" more effectively as they intensify oversight of online expression — even taking aim at rap music, crude cartoons, dirty jokes and celebrity gossip. The campaign is intended not just to stamp out dissent but to ensure that all media "serves the direction of socialism". Sina Weibo has failed to comply, Beijing's Cyberspace Administration said Saturday on its official WeChat social media account, berating the site for letting users post "content of wrong public opinion orientation, obscenity, low taste and ethnic discrimination"   Read More ...
China tightens screws on social media
2018-01-28 12:13:58 BEIJING Chinese authorities have ordered a major social media platform to curb "harmful content" more effectively as they intensify oversight of online expressioneven taking aim at rap music, crude cartoons, dirty jokes and celebrity gossip. The campaign is intended not just to stamp out dissent but to ensure that all media "serves the direction of socialism". Sina Weibo has failed to comply, Beijing's Cyberspace Administration said Saturday on its official WeChat social media account, berating the site for letting users post "content of wrong public opinion orientation, obscenity, low taste and ethnic discrimination"   Read More ...
China tightens screws on social media
2018-01-28 11:30:25 BEIJING: Chinese authorities have ordered a major social media platform to curb "harmful content" more effectively as they intensify oversight of online expression - even taking aim at rap music, crude cartoons, dirty jokes and celebrity gossip. The campaign is intended not just to stamp out dissent but to ensure that all media "serves the direction of socialism". Sina Weibo has failed to comply, Beijing's Cyberspace Administration said Saturday on its official WeChat social media account, berating the site for letting users post "content of wrong public opinion orientation, obscenity, low taste and ethnic discrimination"   Read More ...
China's social media Weibo criticised for spreading "harmful content"
2018-01-28 03:00:28 China's popular social media Sina Weibo has been asked by the country's Internet regulator to overhaul sections that carry "harmful content". The Beijing office of the Cyberspace Administration of China on Saturday summoned Weibo's boss for talk concerning the company's failure to censor illegal information posted by its users. "Content of wrong public opinion orientation, obscenity, low taste, and ethnic discrimination continued to spread on Sina Weibo," said a statement issued by the office   Read More ...
China's securities watchdog fines blogger over $31,000 for inaccurate information
2018-01-27 13:22:52 BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s top securities watchdog said it had fined a blogger 200,000 yuan ($31,650) for producing and spreading information that was inaccurate and market-disturbing, the harshest penalty for such behavior. In a post on the popular social media platform WeChat in November, an internet media worker identified only by the surname Cao said financial institutions and property developers had held a private meeting at the premises of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the securities watchdog   Read More ...
China develops communications satellite tech edge
2018-01-24 02:31:20 China has become a leader in the cutting-edge technology of space-based, high-speed information transmission thanks to an advanced satellite, according to the National Space Administration. The Shijian 13 communication satellite has conducted the world's first experiment on high-orbit laser communication, a technology crucial to enabling a spacecraft to send, receive and transmit a large quantity of data with ground stations, the administration said in a statement on Tuesday   Read More ...
China’s Propagandists Wanted a Hero. ‘Frost Boy’ Fit the Bill.
2018-01-23 11:34:58 Photo His frazzled face, rosy cheeks and icy hair lit up the internet. Now Wang Fuman, the 8-year-old Chinese student known as Frost Boy, is taking on a new role: propaganda star. Fuman was thrust into the spotlight this month when a teacher at his school in southern China shared a photo showing him covered in frost, the result of a 2   Read More ...
British journalist tells China's story to the world
2018-01-23 08:30:26 Despite living and working in China for a decade, Andrew Moody's ability to speak Mandarin is still at a basic level. Yet that has not stopped the award-winning journalist from interpreting China's story for the world. Moody joined China Daily nine years ago and is now a senior correspondent. He has written more than 150 cover stories for the paper's European Weekly and African Weekly, examining a wide range of issues including the Belt and Road Initiative   Read More ...
Chain-smoking, betel nut-chewing boy shocks social media users
2018-01-23 07:00:56 Video of a 4-year-old boy smoking cigarettes and chewing on betel nut has sparked outrage on Chinese social media. The boy, from Wentian, Central China's Hunan Province, appears in different clips lounging and puffing away on cigarettes while adults can be heard laughing and making comments in the background. In one particular clip, the boy smokes with his legs crossed while simultaneously chewing on betel nut, another addictive stimulant particularly popular in Southeast Asia   Read More ...
US-Chinese journalist says wife kidnapped and held in China
2018-01-23 03:07:13 (17 Jan 2018) 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. Over the past year, Chen has been at the center of a political firestorm surrounding Guo Wengui, a fugitive real estate billionaire who repeatedly appeared on his live-streamed broadcast to air sensational allegations of corruption within the upper echelons of China's ruling Communist Party   Read More ...