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Taxiing towards less controlled media

Bad Chinese emperors spent their time indulging themselves in palaces while neglecting state affairs. Good emperors lost sleep as they tirelessly administered the state and worried about the welfare of their subjects. Some famously travelled incognito to see for themselves how their people really lived and what hardships they suffered.

Monday, 22 April, 2013, 1:58am 2 comments

War of words grows between US and Beijing over North Korea nuclear test

Washington, rather than Beijing, should take greater responsibility for Pyongyang's third nuclear test last week, Xinhua said in a commentary attacking foreign media reports that China's North Korean policy had failed.

18 Feb 2013 - 5:29am

Xi Jinping’s early life exalted in Xinhua profile

China’s incoming president Xi Jinping was shaped by his “unique experiences as an ‘educated youth’”, state news agency Xinhua said in a profile that was accompanied by a lengthy photo gallery of the Communist Party boss in his early years.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Xinhua journalists 'spy' for Communist Party

Journalism traditionally in China has been the Communist Party's "eyes and ears" for understanding the country's mood, author Doug Young says in his newly released book about China's media.

7 Dec 2012 - 4:07pm 1 comment

Report on propaganda chief Liu Qibao released

A report about the recent official activities of Liu Qibao, the new propaganda chief whose conspicuous absence from the limelight for nine days has sparked intense speculation among overseas media and pundits, was released yesterday by Xinhua.

7 Dec 2012 - 7:49am

CNC to raise HK$160 million for mainland LED screen venture

CNC Holdings (CNC), a Hong Kong-listed unit of Xinhua, is trying to raise up to HK$160 million by issuing new shares to fund its outdoor advertising project.

5 Dec 2012 - 5:00am

Xinhua live-tweets closing session of 18th party congress

Delegates to China’s Communist Party congress offered the first clues to a generational leadership succession on Wednesday after a preliminary vote tapped Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang as anointed successors for President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Propaganda players lost the plot a bit this week

Perhaps it's a sign that China's propaganda regime has grown too large when its different parts start fighting each other.

5 Sep 2012 - 3:57am

Call for revamp of sports

Media across the mainland yesterday called for an overhaul of the way national sports are run.

Officials were obsessed with winning gold medals, commentators said, and intense pressure and commercial interests were to blame for pushing former Olympic champion Liu Xiang too hard, despite his injuries.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:14pm

'Suicide bomber' was an innocent victim

Police in Yunnan province yesterday admitted a man they said had triggered a bombing - and who local officials had painted as an extremist and a sociopath - was not to blame for the deadly blast, and issued an apology, Xinhua reported.

It said two men with grievances over land grabs had been arrested for masterminding the blast in Qiaojia county.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:10pm