China Policy Institute Blog

Audacity and Dilemma—China’s English Language News

Written by Jing Ning Conover. The relationship between the media and the government in China is a complex issue. The government used to initiate the communication process by expressing its official stand through the media. The media then performs its role by conveying the message to the public. However, since the first decade of this century, when …

Britain, China, Hong Kong. Three Flags. Two nations, but which two nations?

By Sam Beatson. Very interesting indeed to observe some of the online reactions to Hong Kong’s only medal so far in the Olympic Games, London 2012. Astute and witty, Hong Konger’s have been as assertive as ever and quick to proclaim that the ‘real’ and ‘correct’ national anthem- God Save the Queen- was played during …

China takes a lead over Syria

By Steve Tsang. The Chinese government has not only vetoed a draft UN resolution over Syria but also articulated the view that it has done so in the interests of the people of Syria. This view was published in the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party under the penname of Zhong Sheng. The …