Voice of China: Beijing seeks African friends and influence

Feb 24, 2016

Voice of China: Beijing seeks African friends and influence

Senegalese reporter Amadou Sarra Ba is one of hundreds of African journalists to have enjoyed all-expenses-paid trips to China courtesy of the Communist Party, as Beijing seeks to win hearts and minds among the continent’s opinion-formers. His itinerary on what was officially called a ...

Feb 22, 2016

China requires foreign firms get approval before publishing online

A new Chinese regulation announced this week will require foreign companies and foreign-Chinese joint ventures to acquire approval before publishing content online, in the government’s latest move to tighten control of the digital realm. Under the new regulations going into effect March 10, firms ...

Feb 18, 2016

More Japanese are early birds, fewer read newspapers: survey

Japanese are getting more active in the early morning, according to a survey by NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute. The survey, which is conducted every five years, is used as a reference for programming at both the TV and radio arms of NHK. In ...

Feb 11, 2016

Intimidation via the Broadcast Law

Communications minister Sanae Takaichi's statement strengthens the case for creating a neutral, independent body to take charge of broadcasting administration, including the issuance and withdrawals of licenses.

Feb 3, 2016

BOJ will look into media report foreshadowing negative rates

The Bank of Japan will look into a media report that said the BOJ board was discussing a negative interest rate policy just minutes before it surprised observers with the announcement. “We’ll start by examining the situation carefully, including the possibility that it was ...