A Chinese State Media Producer’s Bitter Goodbye

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China’s state-run media, often criticized by foreign news organizations for prioritizing propaganda over news, has come under fire from a source once within its own ranks. Wang Qinglei, a well-known producer at the state-run network China Central …

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‘The Renminbi Is Failing the Chinese People’

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U.S. government officials have long complained that China’s currency, the renminbi (RMB), is undervalued. In April 2010, Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) accused China of keeping its money cheap in order to make exports attractive, and thus “steal …

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China’s Silly War on Starbucks Lattes

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There are worse things in the world than an overpriced latte. That’s the message that thousands of Chinese web users are sending China Central Television (CCTV), a state-owned media behemoth that ran an Oct. 20 segment accusing the …

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