Friday, August 22, 2014
BEIJING — CCTV’s new biopic Deng Xiaoping at History’s Crossroads has generated some controversy over its historical accuracy and humanistic portrayal of the former Chinese leader.
But no part of the series has proven more controversial than the decision to change some of Deng’s most famous words.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
BEIJING — On Monday, Global Times, the state-run newspaper, took home China’s top satire award for the third year in a row at the 5th Annual Freezing Irony Awards.
Friday, July 4, 2014
BEIJING — On Monday, China’s Minister of Education Zhou Deyang strongly advised his daughter to study abroad after learning that she was intent on attending a Chinese college, sources say.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
BEIJING — After giving birth on Wednesday, local woman Chen Chen told reporters she was looking forward to giving her daughter everything she never had as a child, starting with “a few good years of childhood.”
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
After pulling The Big Bang Theory from domestic streaming sites, Chinese authorities have announced that they will broadcast a “cleaner” version of the show on CCTV. Here are some of the expected changes:
- Instead of being a theoretical physicist at Caltech, Sheldon Cooper now studies classical Chinese at a small liberal arts college.
- To familiarize audiences with actress Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory will air after back-to-back episodes of the hit 90s sitcom Blossom.
- The characters must mention “5,000 years of Chinese culture” at least once per episode.
Friday, April 25, 2014
BEIJING — In the wake of his controversial visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, Justin Bieber announced Wednesday that he would delay the release of his upcoming tribute album for former Prime Minister of Japan and convicted Class-A war criminal Hideki Tojo.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
BEIJING — The fucking retards who watch Korean TV issued an open letter today to Seoul National University, decrying a recent study describing fans of Korean TV as fucking retards.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
by Bo Xilai
I’ve had the chance to watch a lot of television in the past two years and I have to say that besides Two Broke Girls, the American political drama House of Cards is without a doubt the best show on television.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
BEIJING — According to figures released by Nielsen, this year’s CCTV New Year’s Gala was the most hate-watched show in history, with over 700 million people tuning in just to insult the program.
Friday, December 13, 2013
by Dave Dubrowski
It’s no surprise that professional journalists like me are on edge these days.
What with Bloomberg and New York Times reporters—big love, guys—unsure if they will have their visas renewed, it’s easy to get the jitters when the time comes to rummage through your drawer and fish out that old residency registration form.