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Summary and analysis of Chinese TV programs by a PhD student in Chinese history.

对手—The Rise of ‘Naked Weddings’

I would not want to be a young Chinese man born in the early 1980s. Although economic growth provides a number of opportunities and for a select few—those in possession of the right combination of ambition, ability, luck and connections—the … Continue reading

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新闻联播-The New Edition, September 25, 2011

For a long time, and perhaps still today, 新闻联播 (News Live) might just be the most-watched television news program in the world. Aired daily at 7pm, the broadcast is the most direct mouthpiece of the Communist Party outside of the … Continue reading

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新闻1+1–September 21

Topic: 我爸是市长—谁在说?Who said “I am the Mayor’s Son”? Background: This news program is not a talk show but focuses more on investigatory journalism and usually limits itself to domestic events. The host,白岩松 ,is very popular—particularly with young people—but increasingly controversial. … Continue reading

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今日观察-September 14

Background: Unlike previous posts that examine 今日关注 on CCTV 4, this post looks at an episode of 今日观察 which airs of CCTV 2, the economics channel. Also, the show aired while the so-called “Summer Davos” took place in Dalian. While … Continue reading

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今日关注-September 9

今日关注-September 9, 2011 Topic: 十年反恐 世界改变了什么-Ten years of fighting terrorism and how the world has changed. First Five Minutes: The first part of this program discusses the recent news released by the U.S. government that 3 people from Pakistan have … Continue reading

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今日关注-August 5

Topic:购潜艇 造航母 越印联手搅局南海 South China Sea Controversy Guests: 尹桌, a former Vice Admiral in the Navy and 杨稀雨 a researcher at 中国国际问题研究所. First Five Minutes: The host introduces recent developments concerning the contentious territorial disputes in the South China Sea. … Continue reading

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Analysis of 今日关注 from August 3

If the path forward in America looks uncertain in the wake of the agreement to raise the debt ceiling and the subsequent downgrade of American Treasuries by Standard & Poor’s, the outlook from the Chinese perspective appears equally murky. At … Continue reading

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