November 23, 2019
Countering China’s Forced Confessions
By Peter Humphrey
Peter Humphrey was a victim of China’s practice of airing forced confessions on state television – and he’s fighting back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 14, 2015
What Happens When a CCTV Star Curses Mao Zedong?
By Yang Hengjun
Is CCTV anchor Bi Fujian really in danger?
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.
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.
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.
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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