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  1. CCTV host's jibes defended by state media

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com State media has begun responding to a controversy whipped up last week by popular CCTV host Yang Rui's call to 'clean out foreign trash'. The Chinese-language version of the Global Times published a harsh front-page story yesterday that was preceded by a softer editorial in both the Chinese and English versions of the paper the day before. ...

  2. Five more held over CCTV complex blaze

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Five more people have been detained for their roles in a fatal blaze at CCTV's new headquarters complex in Beijing on February 9, Xinhua reported yesterday. The five ... even though they were aware of a ban on bringing unauthorised fireworks into the capital. The detentions came one week after 12 people, including a senior CCTV official, were detained. ...

  3. Games lift CCTV ad sales by 12pc

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The sales of prime-time advertising slots for CCTV have jumped by 12 per cent year on year to 8.03 billion yuan, fuelled by an Olympic frenzy and a booming economy. The annual ... joined the fray. However, financial institutions are most prominent in this year's auction for highly sought-after slots from the 7pm news to the end of TV dramas at 10pm on CCTV 1 and 8. ...

  4. Life in camera

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With 265,000 cameras around the city, Beijing is already the CCTV capital of China. That figure is set to increase as the city's municipal government goes ahead with a plan to install ... on security technology, including thousands more CCTV cameras. The city's residents, however, are less concerned with terrorism than the fact the cameras pose a threat to their privacy. ...

  5. Soy sauce scare as survey finds unsafe samples in Beijing

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Sub-standard soy sauce is the latest food scare on the mainland, CCTV reports. In a recent survey of 18 vendors in northern Beijing, all samples inspected were found to be below ... owns the brand, told CCTV the products were fake, as the real Jinshi Likang sauce was more expensive. Workers in one unlicensed production base in a courtyard told authorities ...

  6. Foreigners in need of reassurance

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... microblogs. Then, the most visible presenter on CCTV's main English-language channel launched an online tirade against 'foreign scum'. The apprehension is perfectly understandable, ... like CCTV's high-profile face in English, presenter Yang Rui, post views on his microblog that could readily be perceived as racist. That words criticising the government are instantly ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted May 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing-friendly groups unite to urge free CCTV in HK About 30 Beijing-friendly groups have urged the government to introduce free broadcasting of the mainland government television network CCTV in Hong Kong. Chairman of the China Civic Education Promotion Association of Hong Kong Charles Chiang Yutui, who is leading the campaign, said Hongkongers still lacked knowledge ...

  8. A bad week for...

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to continue their holiday. He Jia The announcer for state-run CCTV declared the Philippines to be a part of China, in a report on the territorial dispute over the Scarborough Shoal. 'We all know ...

  9. Beijing must back NDRC in probe of telecoms giants

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... through CCTV's afternoon news programme- making it the first case against big state-owned enterprises since an anti-monopoly law was introduced in 2008- was not only sudden but also off the beaten track. Usually Beijing announces major policies through Xinhua, and they are later broadcast on CCTV's 7pm premier evening news. A Xinhua report at the weekend seemed to suggest ...

  10. So blue, so blatant

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... school student on December 27, while being interviewed on CCTV about her opinion of the government's proposed new regulations for censoring video-sharing websites. The student used ... questioned why CCTV was using a teenager to try to justify the government's plans to censor the internet further. But, overall, the episode obscured the latest attempt by authorities to control ...




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