Guidelines on Reporting on China


With China’s increasing influence in the region in general, and in the Philippines in particular, stories on China, its increasing engagement in the country, its foreign assistance, investments and loans and the long-running dispute over the West Philippine Sea will likely be staples in the news cycle.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put most of China’s engagement with the media on hold but, with restrictions easing up, and with issues like the West Philippine Sea coming up again because of the May elections, here are some tips to keep in mind when covering or writing about China, its programs and its policies.