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China Youth Daily

Party still has the last word in world of media commentary

Political correctness still rules on the mainland instead of common sense.

Sunday, 3 June, 2012, 12:00am

Media love a good scandal, as long as it's not in their own backyard

It may be called Southern Weekly and be published in southern Guangzhou, but in mainland media circles the newspaper has earned the nickname Northern Weekly.

One of the most outspoken newspapers on the mainland, it is respected for being bold enough to expose sensitive issues such as land disputes and corruption.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Editor fired after reports on vaccine cover-up

A newspaper's editor-in-chief was sacked yesterday after it published a groundbreaking series of investigative stories linking the deaths of children in Shanxi to a government vaccination campaign and subsequent cover-up.

13 May 2010 - 12:00am

Threats over land deal alleged

A city government in Jiangxi province forced civil servants and employees working in state-owned enterprises to persuade relatives to give up their homes for a land acquisition deal under threat of punishment, residents and mainland media said yesterday.

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Professor hits back at critics on the internet

A Guangzhou professor attacked in print last month over his call for 'an objective attitude to history' has hit back at critics in a 15,000-word article circulated on the internet.

Yuan Weishi's article was put online last night by Li Datong, the sacked editor of a formerly outspoken Beijing weekly.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Weekly goes back on stands with a whimper

Publication of Bingdian resumes with front-page critique of contentious article

The Bingdian Weekly reappeared on readers' breakfast tables yesterday after a five-week suspension ordered by the authorities, with its entire front page devoted to a formulaic critique of the controversial article by Guangdong professor Yuan Weishi that triggered its suspension.

2 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Outspoken weekly to be published again today

New Bingdian expected to criticise article which led to five-week ban

The once-outspoken Bingdian Weekly will return to mainland news-stands today after a five-week break, and it will carry a front-page criticism of a controversial article published in the supplement's previous incarnation.

1 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Changing attitude to media can only help

The press is supposed to report news, not make it. But in the course of performing their role of facilitating a free flow of information and ideas, newspapers can become the news. Examples abound in democracies in which a free press is institutionalised.

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Chief sacked for ignoring newspaper's principles, says executive

Last week's sacking of a radical mainland newspaper editor was not linked to government pressure to rein in the media, the newspaper's president said yesterday in his first comment on the dismissal.

17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Weekly relaunches, but without its editors

Authorities purge pair to salvage reputations after high-level intervention: observer

The China Youth Daily's outspoken Bingdian Weekly supplement will resume publication on March 1, five weeks after it was closed down by the Communist Party's Propaganda Department, but editor Li Datong and deputy editor Lu Yuegang have been purged.

17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Snubbed editor fights to reopen supplement

The editor of the Bingdian Weekly, which was closed down by the central government last week, is trying to submit a petition letter protesting against the closure through private channels after the China Youth League's party committee refused to pass it on.

16 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Freedom row at China Youth Daily

Reporters would be out of their minds to serve as watchdogs under new system that links pay to party praise, says editor

A veteran editor of the outspoken China Youth Daily has taken the newspaper's editor-in-chief to task for allegedly restraining editorial freedom and succumbing to party dogma.

16 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Capital gets into the cultural swing

Tourist chiefs hope the upcoming Beijing International Music Festival will help transform the capital into a major centre of cosmopolitan culture.

The festival was just one more step in the city's continuing efforts to build and promote its cultural sphere, China Youth Daily reported.

3 Oct 1998 - 12:00am