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  1. CCTV goes online with new web TV network

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... opinion. China Network Television (CNTV) was up and running yesterday, in an initiative described by CCTV president Jiao Li as a step forward in building a new media platform.'The launch ... and documentaries. The venture, said to have cost CCTV 200 million yuan (HK$227 million), came after Xinhua launched a CNN-style news network last month, and the launch of an internet-based television ...

  2. Ex-CCTV anchorman detained for fraud

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fang was not available for comment. The Public Security Bureau in Xingtai, the prefecture where Longyao is, refused to verify the case. Fang began work at CCTV in 1992, and helped launch ... corruption and social injustice on the mainland. After leaving CCTV, Fang joined Shanghai-based Dragon TV, but left in 2006 to start his own business, reports said. He had a flair for investment ...

  3. Xinhua challenges CCTV with launch of worldwide TV network

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Television. CCTV has launched three foreign-language channels in less than five years on top of a 24-hour English channel and a Chinese-language channel targeting overseas Chinese. CNC promises to be more news-focused than CCTV, whose dreary propaganda has gone largely unnoticed by global audiences. Qiao Mu, the director of Beijing Foreign Studies University's International ...

  4. Party organ gives CCTV sex angle new legs

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Wags in Beijing long ago dubbed the new CCTV Tower the 'trouser legs'. Now they, and others, have realised the name may not be far wrong. And many don't like ... published five years ago by Mr Koolhaas' studio, OMA, that likens the CCTV Tower and the 30-storey tower next to it to male and female genitalia. Persistent critics of the complex housing state ...

  5. 24 blamed for fire started at CCTV site

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of high-level personnel reshuffles within CCTV and further delays in the troubled project. In a quarterly press conference, Huang Yi, spokesman for the State Administration of Work Safety, said a joint ... investigation showed illegal firework shows organised by CCTV employees started the fire in the hotel. Construction experts estimated the damage could cost CCTV about 1 billion yuan (HK$1.14 billion). ...

  6. CCTV report on death 'unfair', says ministry

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the authorities were not happy with the CCTV report. The original report by CCTV last Wednesday about the 2006 death of Peking University professor Xiong Zhuowei provoked a nationwide outcry. The hospital insisted that accusations of unlicensed doctors practising without supervision were unfounded. CCTV stood by its report. Xiong died on January 31, 2006, a week after undergoing orthopaedic surgery. ...

  7. CCTV architect rejects 'sexual' design claims

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... whether China had paid millions for a massive embarrassment, Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas yesterday dismissed the accusations and added that all he had tried to do with the CCTV project ... that put the CCTV complex in a pornographic context. Mr Koolhaas said he did not draw the graphics and they did not represent his design ideas. In an earlier statement, his firm, the Office ...

  8. Head of CCTV to step down after blaze

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of the publicity department of the Communist Party's Central Committee, sources close to the matter said. A source at CCTV said the management would call an emergency meeting today to announce Mr ... While many expressed dismay at the death of the firefighter, few had any sympathy with CCTV and its management. The fire was made the butt of online jokes, with millions of bloggers and netizens ...

  9. CCTV to boost its global profile

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li China Central Television has announced sweeping reforms to boost its international profile and shake off its reputation as a gargantuan national mouthpiece. CCTV will open ... organisations, including CCTV and the Xinhua news agency, to improve the country's image. Analysts noted that authorities began to take stock of global perceptions of China in the wake of protests ...

  10. 'Erotic' CCTV row touches deeper mainland malaise

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by controversy since construction began five years ago. It did not help matters that a Lunar New Year fireworks celebration by CCTV staff members this year started a fire that destroyed a new luxury hotel block that is part of the complex. Now, for inexplicable reasons, architectural experts and netizens are again debating what the overhanging CCTV complex really symbolises. Even columnists ...




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