David Bandurski

Media Beat

A Quick Scan at the NPC

China’s annual National People’s Congress (NPC) is one of the country’s biggest news events of the year. But restrictions on substantive reporting about policies can mean, paradoxically, a slow news week for Chinese media. Here’s one of this week’s first distraction stories. Read More

Media Beat

New media, new challenges

A recent piece in the CCP journal Study Times, published by the Central Party School, discusses how new media have brought subtle but important changes to China's political culture. Read More