• Sun
  • Oct 26, 2014
  • Updated: 12:55am


China Central Television is the predominant state television broadcaster in China. Founded in 1958, it serves as one of the chief propaganda arms of the Communist government. In recent years, CCTV’s English-language international news coverage has undergone large-scale expansion partly as a response to Chinese President Hu Jintao’s 2007 call for further development of “soft power”.


Deputy chief of CCTV's popular drama station placed under investigation

A leading director at CCTV was taken away for investigation on Thursday, becoming the latest figure at the state broadcaster to be caught up in an anti-corruption drive.

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014, 6:57pm

Pegasus consulting, subsidiary of Edelman, 'cooperating' with CCTV graft probe

The graft inquiry at China Central Television has expanded to a Beijing company co-owned by US public relations giant Edelman and one of its co-founders is cooperating with the investigation, the subsidiary has said.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:28pm

Detention of CCTV 'superstar' anchor Rui Chenggang polarises opinion across China’s social media

The arrest of leading CCTV anchor Rui Chenggang was perhaps the single most discussed individual across China’s social media networks over the weekend.

15 Jul 2014 - 9:40am 2 comments

CCTV host Rui Chenggang may have had stake in PR firm linked to channel’s shows

A mainland news portal accused a leading anchor with China Central Television (CCTV) of possible internal trade using his own company, which is connected with the television station.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:32pm 2 comments

Investing between the lines in China

Except for lawbreakers, most investors around the world analyse the same information when they make asset allocation calls.

15 Jul 2014 - 1:24am 1 comment

Leading CCTV broadcaster Rui Chenggang taken from studio and detained in graft probe

A leading anchor with China Central Television was taken away for investigation on Friday, mainland media reported. Rui Chenggang's sudden departure left an empty seat beside his co-host.

17 Sep 2014 - 10:03pm

Top prosecutor alleges that CCTV official took bribes

A senior executive with state broadcaster CCTV, at one point in charge of billions of yuan in advertising revenue, has been detained by prosecutors on suspicion of corruption.

2 Jun 2014 - 5:53pm

CCTV report on Starbucks triggered storm of internal dissent

A CCTV investigative report accusing Starbucks of overcharging mainland customers for coffee triggered enormous disquiet among journalists at the network and even some soul-searching after it aired.

14 Dec 2013 - 7:26am 15 comments

Dismissed CCTV producer Wang Qinglei slams censorship

A veteran television producer recently sacked by state-run CCTV has voiced rare and blunt criticism of the television station’s news censorship and rigid management.

3 Dec 2013 - 9:06am

Shots at foreign companies backfire on state network

The latest outcry came after CCTV accused Starbucks of profiteering on the mainland by charging more for its coffee than it did in other countries. Many members of the public rallied to the company's defence, dismissing the report as lacking financial common sense.

31 Oct 2013 - 12:25pm 3 comments

Detained journalist, newspaper apologise publicly in shocking twist to New Express saga

Guangzhou-based New Express on Sunday issued an apology and condemned its detained reporter for writing false stories, after the newspaper ran unusual front-page appeals for his release two days in a row earlier this week, prompting an barrage of online discussions.

27 Oct 2013 - 1:11pm 5 comments

Reaction cool to CCTV criticism of Starbucks' prices

China Central Television has been rallying behind President Xi Jinping's "mass line" movement in recent weeks by turning its attention to issues likely to get a rise out of the average mainlander.

27 Oct 2013 - 4:59am

CCTV series tells the story of Xi Zhongxun

Relatives of President Xi Jinping have recalled their memories of the family patriarch, the revolutionary hero Xi Zhongxun , in a documentary series airing on state television. The programme, which has been in the works for a decade, features interviews with more than 300 people and video and audio recordings by the senior Xi.

16 Oct 2013 - 12:51pm

CCTV provides more laughs than insights into meaning of patriotism

CCTV's vox pop last week on what it meant to be patriotic received hilarious responses - just like the last one it did, on happiness, a year ago. During the National Day holiday, CCTV reporters asked some 2,000 people from all walks of life about their ideas on patriotism.

14 Oct 2013 - 3:43pm 1 comment

America's prying eyes have been focused on China 'for years'

US intelligence agencies have been spying on China via land, sea, air and cyberspace for years, including a failed attempt to acquire confidential information about China's fourth-generation stealth fighters, according to state television reports.

17 Jun 2013 - 10:53pm 8 comments