- Overall, we rate The China Post Left-Center Biased due to editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High due to a lack of transparency.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: Taiwan 43/180
The China Post was founded in 1952 by Mr. and Mrs. Y.P, Huang in Taiwan. The China Post provides news coverage of the latest events in Taiwan and from around the world. The China Post is a part of the Asia News Network and lacks transparency as they do not provide an about page or disclose editors.
Funded by / Ownership
The China Post is owned by The China Post Group. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
Freedomhouse.org indicates Taiwan’s media environment as one of the freest in Asia by and Taiwan’s constitution provides for freedom of speech and the press, and the Freedom House report indicates that the government in general respects this protection.
In review, The China Post uses some loaded language in their local reports but maintains factual reporting such as in this article: China: The land of fabricated papers and fake peer reviews. They utilize minimal loaded words in their articles and they do present low biased coverage of the USA, however, they do sometimes use sensational headlines such as Trump revived an old ‘pigs blood’ myth in response to the Barcelona attack and Bannon says Trump administration rivals are ‘wetting themselves’.
Editorially, The China Post mostly aligns with the left as evidenced by these op-eds: Opinion | Can BLM movement help Taiwan tackle racism? and Taiwan’s sex ed curriculum is lacking. Here’s why. In general, story selection and op-eds favor the left, while the news is mostly factual due to a lack of transparency.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate The China Post Left-Center Biased due to editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High due to a lack of transparency. (M. Huitsing 8/18/2017) Updated (7/26/2020)