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China Central Television: A Long-standing Weapon in Beijing’s Arsenal of Repression
September 25, 2019

China Central Television: A Long-standing Weapon in Beijing’s Arsenal of Repression

By Sarah Cook
Part of the station’s mission is to attack designated enemies of the Communist Party.

Who Assaulted Whom? Conflicting Stories as CCTV Reporter Taken Away by UK Police
October 04, 2018

Who Assaulted Whom? Conflicting Stories as CCTV Reporter Taken Away by UK Police

By Charlotte Gao
A CCTV reporter allegedly slapped a volunteer at a UK Conservative Party conference, but CCTV provides a different story.
Racism and the Belt and Road in CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala
February 23, 2018

Racism and the Belt and Road in CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala

By Chenchen Zhang
What a controversial skit tells us about racial and geopolitical narratives in China.

Rising Outrage Over Duterte’s War on Drugs in the Philippines
September 12, 2017

Rising Outrage Over Duterte’s War on Drugs in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
A reported surge of extrajudicial killings victimizing children has exacerbated concerns about the campaign.

China’s Media Foothold Expands to the Gulf
April 04, 2017

China’s Media Foothold Expands to the Gulf

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
USILK, which provides Arabic-language Chinese programming, is just the latest move in China's media expansion.

What Happens When a CCTV Star Curses Mao Zedong?
April 14, 2015

What Happens When a CCTV Star Curses Mao Zedong?

By Yang Hengjun
Is CCTV anchor Bi Fujian really in danger?

China’s Tiananmen Rocker Pulls Out of State TV Performance
January 21, 2014

China’s Tiananmen Rocker Pulls Out of State TV Performance

By Angela Erika Kubo
Rather than censor himself, Cui Jian chose to not perform at all.
After Shanghai Disappears Under a Blanket of Smog, State Media Touts It as a “Defensive Advantage”
December 10, 2013

After Shanghai Disappears Under a Blanket of Smog, State Media Touts It as a “Defensive Advantage”

By J.T. Quigley
Severe air pollution brings China’s financial hub to its knees as news outlets criticized over positive coverage.

CCTV’s Misguided Starbucks Exposé
October 22, 2013

CCTV’s Misguided Starbucks Exposé

China’s state broadcaster comes under fire after it attempts to call out the coffee giant on its pricing.

China's Disappointing "Face"
February 21, 2012

China's Disappointing "Face"

Did a former newscaster overstep the mark by endorsing health products in a news-style internet ad?

November 08, 2010

China's Rare Earth Own Goal

The decision by China to restrict exports of rare earth metals looks like a diplomatic and economic mistake.

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