This Sunday, kick back and enjoy this discussion on press freedom in China on Al-Jazeera’s 101 East. The show begins with an excellent backgrounder on the current state of press freedom by Tony Chen who interviews people like Melinda Liu, Newsweek’s Beijing bureau chief and president of the Foreign Correspondents Club of China; former CCP official Bao Tong who is now under house arrest, and Huang Tianliang, the former chief editor of Bai Xing magazine 《百姓》who was dismissed for a report on farmers who lost their land due to corrupt party officials. The second part of the show features a discussion between Shi Anbin, journalism professor at Tsinghua University and Stephen Vines, former president of Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents Club.
Previously on Shanghaiist Sunday Show
Shanghai Opera Dreams, by Discovery Channel
Prisoners in Freedom City
Will Chinese cars take over the world next?
Tibet Refugees on 101 East, Al-Jazeera
Chinese Film Odyssey
Children of Blessing
The Unseen China
Brits Get Rich in China