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Chinese Soft Power and Chinese Official News Media

Public diplomacy usually utilizes broadcasting and subsidizing cultural exports to attract others as a tool of soft power (Nye 2008). Shambaugh’s (2015) study shows China’s diplomatic and development schemes have broadened the agenda aimed at enhancing its soft power in the media and publishing domain.  483 more words


Alibaba gets into the newspaper game by buying the influential South China Morning Post

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has reached an agreement to buy the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s 112-year old English language newspaper, both companies confirmed. The deal’s terms have not been disclosed publicly, but the newspaper company is worth… 395 more words

China's craziest English-language propaganda videos are made by one mysterious studio

“Hey have you guys heard what’s going on in China?” the narrator begins, in English, with an American accent, in this strangely propagandistic music video. “The  956 more words

The Chinese Communist Party released a video of English speakers praising Xi Jinping

The People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party’s official mouthpiece, has released a video of what it calls “international students in Beijing” offering their views on Xi Jinping. 139 more words

Chinese Media and Disaster Response: a Work in Progress

In the wake of the tragic explosions that recently shook the Chinese coastal city of Tianjin, Beijing’s flagship publication the People’s Daily published an online commentary… 223 more words


China: Another Chemical Explosion and Fire Rocks China's Eastern Shandong Province

August 23, 2015 – 4:45AM
By Philip Wen

Rescuers spray hydrogen peroxide at the site of Tianjin warehouse explosion. Photo: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

Beijing: An explosion has hit a chemical factory in China’s eastern province of Shandong, just over a week after massive blasts at a chemicals warehouse in Tianjin claimed at least 121 lives. 356 more words

CNN, local Chinese media struggle to report on Tianjin explosion

An original version of this article appeared in Hong Kong Free Press on August 13, 2015:

A CNN reporter was blocked by unidentified men from reporting live on the… 442 more words