The state outlet has fallen so far from its perch that editors are embarassed to wear the CCTV logo in public.
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One Western author shares his struggle to keep a text true to history.
Protesters and authorities both hold their ground, amid hopes of civil awakening -- and fears of another Tiananmen.
A Hong Kong professor's open letter to her boycotting students expresses hope -- and fear -- for their future.
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Three reasons why China's laboratory for ideas now faces a murky future.
Chinese have noticed how ‘Transformers 4’ took their money -- then depicted Texans saving the human race anyway.
Capturing the often-wrenching change in one of China's most fraught regions.
The Chinese Dream, deferred.
How the fall of Zhou Yongkang may upend the "unwritten rules" of elite leadership.
What new regulations might mean for China's beleaguered reporters.
A ChinaFile conversation on the promises and perils of partnering with Beijing on education.
Should you have been paying attention to the recently concluded Strategic and Economic Dialogue?
An interactive timeline of recently ousted high-ranking officials in China.
Experts ask if the two juggernauts remain locked in a zero-sum game.
My conversations with the imprisoned Chinese human rights defender.
Watch what happens when a young Egyptian woman and a young Chinese woman discuss free speech.
An area that produces more than half of China's grain is losing its water.
A conversation about responding to Chinese cyberespionage.
A conversation about China's brewing dispute with Vietnam in the contested South China Sea.
The massive city of Chongqing is changing so fast that past and future are colliding.
A conversation on China's economy, and on how much size matters.
A conversation on President Obama's trip to Tokyo.
A conversation on tensions among China, Japan, and the United States.
A conversation about the future of journalism in the world's largest country.
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