The Chinese News Machine

Sep 15, 1980 on BBC One at 8:30 PM


Michael Cockerell reports on the changes in China, and examines the elaborate apparatus used to control the thoughts and actions of 1,000 million people. The first-ever film inside the Chinese news machine reveals how the People’s Daily, the Communis... (more)t Party paper, is produced. Its words are spread to the biggest readership in the world, and one vast factory monitors every single news story in China. But there is a dissident movement, and the programme includes an exclusive interview with one of those inside China who questions the Communist system.

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