Tag Archives: CCTV

Ren Zhiqiang says media should work for the people not Party, gets accused of trying to topple CCP

Ren ZhiqiangNever known to hold back his words online, outspoken former tycoon and Weibo celebrity Ren Zhiqiang has once again become the target of state media editorials, following his criticism of President Xi Jinping’s much-publicized media inspection tour on Friday. Continue reading

Swedish Rights Worker Dahlin Arrives Home, Fellow Swede Gui Minhai Still Held

Peter Dahlin

Swedish human rights activist Peter Dahlin is shown in an undated photo. AFP

Swedish human rights worker Peter Dahlin arrived back in his home country on Tuesday after being deported by Beijing in the wake of his detention, although fellow Swedish national Gui Minhai remains in detention in China. Continue reading

Swedish Activist Peter Dahlin Concerned Over Colleagues In Chinese Prisons

Simon Lewis
Jan. 26, 2016


In this image made from undated video released by China Central Television, Peter Dahlin, a Swedish co-founder of a human-rights group, speaks on camera in an unknown location

‘Three of my colleagues and close friends are still incarcerated,’ the deported activist says. Continue reading

Missing Hong Kong bookseller appears on state television, claiming he turned himself in over 11-year-old drink-driving death


In a video interview with a bookseller missing since November, he says he was afraid of going to jail and thought he’d better run – despite being given a suspended sentence for the offence in 2004 Continue reading

Mocking Mao Backfires for Chinese TV Host

By CHRIS BUCKLEY APRIL 9, 2015 4:53 AM April 9, 2015 4:53 am

0The television host Bi Fujian’s performance of a song from the Mao-era opera “Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy,” with irreverent asides, was captured on video.

HONG KONG — Mao Zedong famously said a revolution is not a dinner party. Nor, it seems, Continue reading

Suddenly Strict, Beijing Slaps Its Mouthpiece

By EDWARD WONG FEB. 13, 2015


Wang Qinglei, a former producer who worked at China Central Television, or CCTV, from 2003 until he was fired in 2013 for publicly denouncing propaganda on the network, at his new office in Beijing. Credit The New York Times

BEIJING — As President Xi Jinping accelerated his sweeping Continue reading

EU urged to sanction CCTV for broadcasting journalist’s forced confession Police cite Xiang Nanfu’s “confession” as a reason for freeing him on parole




While welcoming freelance journalist Xiang Nanfu’s release, Continue reading

Star Anchor’s Real Sin May Have Been Hypocrisy

By EDWARD WONG JULY 16, 2014 6:00 PMJuly 17, 2014 9:30 am

The Chinese term for schadenfreude is xingzai lehuo (幸灾乐祸), and it does not take long for the sentiment to surface at the mention of Rui Chenggang, the smooth-talking state television anchor who was handed to prosecutors last Friday.

Especially delighted are liberal Chinese intellectuals, Continue reading