Written by Lijuan Qian. The centralized, state-controlled Chinese media industry has gradually evolved into a highly commercialized and international system over the last decade. A huge market has arisen for Western- and South Korean-format televised music and music-related talent contests within the world’s largest national network of over […]
Written by Ra Mason. The current flare-up over North Korea’s missile tests and Donald Trump’s belligerent response is frightening for many, but anyone worried that Pyongyang wants to start a war is – fortunately – mistaken.
Written by Anders Kornum Thomassen. China has emerged as a major player in the international soccer industry. Huge transfers and record-breaking salaries have come to characterise the game in China in the eyes of the international soccer community.
Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Academics involved with the China Quarterly (CQ), and colleagues in the China Studies field, are aghast at the demands from the Chinese authorities to remove published academic content from the Cambridge University Press (CUP) website in China. In my opinion, it is a needless […]
Written by Theo Neethling. China hasn’t been known for establishing military bases in Africa – or even beyond its immediate sphere of influence. This is changing following its decision to build a military base in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa. The base will be next door to the United States […]
Written by Simon Chadwick. English football fans often use the phrase ‘it all kicked-off’, which essentially means ‘when the trouble started’. In the never-ending soap opera that is Chinese football, it has all kicked-off once again over the last month or so. During the politically induced damp squib […]