Chinese New Zealand Herald is a newspaper in Chinese that caters to the Chinese speaking people in New Zealand.
Publishing: Chinese New Zealand Herald
State Media Matrix Typology: Captured Public/State-Managed (CaPu)
Ownership and governance
Chinese New Zealand Herald is co-owned by New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME), a privately owned media company in New Zealand, and China News Service, a state-owned media company in China, which has an important say in the editorial coverage of the newspaper, according to local experts and journalists.
Source of funding and budget
No recent financial data about the Chinese New Zealand Herald could be found, hence no evidence of funding from the Chinese government was identified.
The content in Chinese New Zealand Herald is crafted to serve as propaganda for the Chinese government, according to local experts and journalists interviewed for this report.
No statute establishing Chinese New Zealand Herald’s editorial independence has been identified. No independent assessment/oversight mechanism to validate Chinese New Zealand Herald’s editorial independence has been identified either.