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Media in China

From newspapers, to television, to the Internet, the media in China changes by the second.


Xinwen Lianbo
Xinwen Lianbo is CCTV's flagship news program, a key part of China's political propaganda, and a mainstay in China's television diet over the last 30 years.

The People’s Daily
The People's Daily is China's biggest propaganda paper and the mouth of the Chinese communist party.

Chen Kaige: One of China's Greatest Directors
A profile of Chen Kaige, one of the most accomplished filmmakers in China's "fifth generation" of directors.

Han Han: China's most famous blogger
A profile of Han Han, one of China's most successful authors, bloggers, and race-car drivers.

Lu Xun: The Father of Modern Chinese Literature
A profile of Lu Xun, the father of modern Chinese literature and one of the most widely-read Chinese authors ever.

Chinese Movies
See the top 10 Chinese Movies you should see, including The Bnnquet, To Live, Raise the Red Lantern, House of Flying Daggers.

Zhang Yimou
Learn about the life and films of Zhang Yimou, China's most famous director.

Meet Writer Wei Hui
Wei Hui is most famous for writing Shanghai Baby. Considered part of China’s New Generation of writers, Wei Hui writes unconventional novels about China’s new generation.

Book Review - Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China gives the world a peek into China's factories.

Meet Writer Jung Chang
Jung Chang is a Chinese writer best known for her book, Wild Swans, an autobiography of three generations of her family during the Cultural Revolution.

Write a Review - Ch'inglish
Chinglish is a Broadway play by David Henry Hwang. Submit and read reviews of Chinglish.

Explore Chinese Social Networking Sites
Despite the Chinese government’s censorship of the Internet, users in China stay connected in a variety of ways including using social networking sites. While Facebook remains blocked in China, savvy users still access Facebook using Virtual Private Networks. But for millions of users who cannot use VPN to bypass Internet restrictions, Chinese versions of social networking sites have pr…

Book Review - To Live
To Live is a moving depiction of the ebbs and flows of a young Chinese man who has lost everything gambling and tries to reform his life.

Book Review - Eating Chinese Food Naked
Eating Chinese Food Naked is a story of self-discovery by Mei Ng.

Meet Writer Mian Mian
China’s literary wild child, Mian Mian, writes frank novels about once taboo subjects like night life, drug abuse, and promiscuous sex. She is considered part of China’s New Generation of writers.

Meet Writer Nancy Yi Fan
One of China’s youngest authors, Nancy Yi Fan’s novel Swordbird soared to the top of The New York Times best-seller list.

Book Review - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is a captivating story about the author's re-education experience during the Cultural Revolution.

Chinese TV: Guide to CCTV 9
CCTV 9 or CCTV News is China Central Television’s English-language news channel. There are 20 shows, ranging from newscasts to Chinese language learning programs, that air 24 hours a day.

Book Review - Shanghai Baby
Shanghai Baby is an unconventional novel about China’s new generation.

Dashan
Canadian Mark Rowswell, better known as Dashan, is a performer and television host who rose to fame after performing in fluent Mandarin in a comedic skit on Chinese television.

Chinese Writers - Dai Sijie
Dai Sijie is a Chinese writer best known for his book, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress.

Chinese Writers - Leslie Chang
Leslie Chang is a Chinese writer best known for her book, Factory Girls, which follows the lives of two factory girls who work in Dongguan, China.

Tibet in Song
Tibet in Song opened Friday and is playing at Cinema Village Theater in New York City until Oct. 2. Tibet in Song will also play in 11 other U.S....

Chinese Writers - Yu Hua
Yu Hua is a Chinese writer best known for his book, To Live.

Internet Censorship in China
While over 384 million people have access to the Internet in China, only a portion of what the World Wide Web has to offer is available to online users. Learn how China censors the Internet.

Tibet in Song
Tibet in Song opened Friday and is playing at Cinema Village Theater in New York City until Oct. 2. Tibet in Song will also play in 11 other U.S....See submissions

Chinese Culture Forum
Chinese Culture Forum

Tibet in Song
Tibet in Song opened Friday and is playing at Cinema Village Theater in New York City until Oct. 2. Tibet in Song will also play in 11 other U.S....See submissions

Profile of Li Yanhong (Robin Li), Founder of Baidu.com
A profile of Li Yanhong (Robin Li), president of Baidu.com.

Tibet in Song
Tibet in Song opened Friday and is playing at Cinema Village Theater in New York City until Oct. 2. Tibet in Song will also play in 11 other U.S....See submissions

China Blogs Worth Reading
English language China blogs allow readers to get the inside scoop on China or a new perspective on life in China. Many China blogs are written by journalists and foreigners living in China and overseas Chinese living outside China. While hundreds of China blogs exist, here are a few worth reading.

China Blogs
About.com readers share their favorite China blogs.See submissions

Tibet in Song
Tibet in Song opened Friday and is playing at Cinema Village Theater in New York City until Oct. 2. Tibet in Song will also play in 11 other U.S....

Top Chinese Web Sites in World's Largest Internet Population
A list of China's top Web Sites and portals.

Chinese Culture Podcasts: Chinese Culture Podcasts Worth Downloading
Podcasts are becoming a popular way to learn Chinese or explore Chinese culture. Podcasts are digital media files that can be downloaded and enjoyed on a computer or mp3 player. Here are a few Chinese culture podcasts worth trying.

Share Your Favorite Chinese Culture Podcast
Podcasts are becoming a popular way to learn Chinese or explore Chinese culture. Podcasts are digital media files that can be downloaded and enjoyed on a computer or mp3 player. Share your favorite Chinese culture podcast.

The People's Daily (Renmin Ribao)
The newspaper of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

China Central Television International
Official English-language television channel in China.

Ch’inglish
Chinglish, a review of David Henry Hwang's Broadway play Ch’inglish

Tibet in Song
Tibet in Song opened Friday and is playing at Cinema Village Theater in New York City until Oct. 2. Tibet in Song will also play in 11 other U.S....

Xinhua (New China) News Agency
The official news wire service of China.

China Daily
Official English-language newspaper in China.

The South China Morning Post
Daily newspaper in Hong Kong. Privately owned.

Taiwanese TV Show: One Million Star
‘One Million Star,’ a singing competition, is Taiwan’s version of ‘American Idol.’

Taiwanese TV Shows: ‘Guess Guess Guess’
‘Guess Guess Guess’ is a long-running Taiwanese variety show that has helped launched the careers of numerous Taiwanese celebrities.

Chinese TV: Chinese TV Shows

Learn what Chinese TV shows are must see TV in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. From reality TV and game shows to Chinese dramas and comedies, there's always a show to watch on TV or online.

Chinese TV: Chinese TV Actors and Actresses
Learn all about Chinese actresses and Chinese actors.

Chinese Books
From learning the Chinese language and Chinese traditions to China travel tips and commentary on China, find a Chinese book here.

Chinese Websites
Follow latest news and trends in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan through English language blogs and podcasts. Practice Cantonese and Mandarin with free language learning podcasts. Stay connected with Chinese social networking sites.

Chinese Writers (A-Z)
Learn more about Chinese writers and their books.

Taiwanese TV Shows: ‘Largest Political Party’
‘Largest Political Party’ is a sketch comedy show that pokes fun at Taiwanese politics.

Danwei
Independent Web Site that watches the Chinese media.

McClatchy News' Blog on China

Meet Anna Sophie Loewenberg, Star of ‘Sexy Beijing’
American Anna Sophie Loewenberg stars in Sexy Beijing (????), an Internet TV show parody of HBO’s Sex and the City (SATC). Loewenberg, who goes by her Chinese name, Sufei (??) wanders the hutongs (alleyways) of Beijing looking for love in the land of 1.3 billion people while showcasing Chinese culture in an untraditional way.

The People's Daily (Renmin Ribao)
The newspaper of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

China Central Television International
Official English-language television channel in China.

Xinhua (New China) News Agency
The official news wire service of China.

China Daily
Official English-language newspaper in China.

The South China Morning Post
Daily newspaper in Hong Kong. Privately owned.

Danwei
Independent Web Site that watches the Chinese media.

McClatchy News' Blog on China

Journey to the West
Journey to the West is one of China's four great classical novels, and it has inspired a huge number of other Chinese and foreign works of art in the centuries since its writing.

Steven Chow
Hong Kong actor and director Steven Chow is famous for mixing over-the-top action with nonsensical whimsy and humor.

Chow Yun-Fat
Chow Yun Fat is a famous film star who got his start in Hong Kong television and was a part of the birth of the "gun fu" style of action filmmaking.

Xinhua
China's official state wire service dates back to the 1930s, but today it spans the world and serves as both a news agency and a kind of intelligence service.

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