Written by Gary Rawnsley. What can we learn about China’s so-called soft power from the way the government behaved after the death of Nobel Laureate, Liu Xiaobo? An awful lot, it seems.
Written by Ming Yu. In the past few years, China’s growth has attracted global attention and international co-production of Chinese documentaries have increased in the international market. This article divides the history of international co-production of Chinese documentary into three eras: (1) from 1979 to 2000; (2) from […]
Written by Shixin Ivy Zhang. In recent years, Chinese journalists have been active in conflict zones such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Israel and Palestine. The ‘big four’ in China – Xinhua, CCTV, People’s Daily and China Radio International – received US$6 billion from the Chinese government in […]
Written by Dani Madrid-Morales. In mid-January 2017, the African branch of China’s Central Television (CCTV) celebrated its 5th anniversary. It was a simple celebration with CGTN showing its appreciation to some of the 110 professionals working in the newsroom. There was a cake and sparkling wine, there were […]
Written by Terry Flew. With the launch of China Global Television Network (CGTN) on December 31, 2016, a new international satellite news channel entered the crowded global news market. CGTN consists of six channels in five languages, including a 24-hour English-language news service and a documentary channel, with […]
Written by Richard Selwyn. The difficulties of reporting in China have been well-documented. And as if to confirm this fact, last week Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released their 2017 international press freedom index. The rankings are based on a survey of media professionals, lawyers and sociologists, and also […]
Written by Tom Harper. China is eagerly trying to win hearts and minds in politically and economically crucial states, especially those with abundant natural resources. In foreign policy terms, this is a push for what’s widely known as “soft power” – the ability to win other states over […]