Data Archives

TV Archives

The TV News Archive at the C-Centre of the School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, provides access to recordings of television news in Hong Kong as well as the main newscast of the Chinese Central Television (i.e., Xinwen Lianbo) for research purposes. The aim of establishing the TV News Archive is to facilitate research about television news. We particularly hope that the materials available at the TV News Archive can serve as the basis of cross-national comparative research projects.

More specifically, materials available include:

  • TVB Newscasts at 6:30pm (since 1 April, 2013)
  • Cable TV Newscasts at 7:00pm (since 1 April 2013)
  • CCTV Xinwen Lianbo (since 1 April 2013)

How to Access
IMPORTANT: Terms of Usage

The service is available to all faculty members and postgraduate students in Research Programmes under the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Others can make a request by email. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The C-Centre will allow access to the Archive only for academic and non-commercial purposes.

Eligible users can make copies of recordings at CML202. Reviewing in the C-Centre will not be entertained.



We allow access to the archive only for academic and non-commercial purposes.

All publications based on analysis of materials from the TV News Archive should acknowledge the Centre for Chinese Media and Comparative Communication Research as the source of the materials.

If you have further questions about the archive, please contact us through Researchers interested in gaining access to the archive should also contact us through email and provide the following information: a) purpose of accessing the archive; b) the target materials (i.e., which station’s newscasts of which period?)



The Chinese Internet Research (CIR) Bibliography

C-Centre runs an ongoing project that collects academic publications in the field of Chinese Internet research, including both English and Chinese publications. Now readers can download from here a PDF file of the latest CIR bibliography in APA format.

Alternatively, readers may also access and browse reference details of our bibliography via a Mendeley online group: Chinese Internet Research Group.  Mendeley is an open-source reference managing service with social network features. You can just sign up an account and click “follow this group” on our group dashboard. We welcome readers to contribute to this project so that we can include the most up-to-date information. To add papers, just post the titles and other details on the group comment board. Here are the official videos if you want to learn more about Mendeley.


Overseas Data Sets


1. World Value Survey WVS is about changing values and their impact on social and political life. The WVS in collaboration with EVS (European Values Study) carried out representative national surveys in 97 societies containing almost 90 percent of the world’s population with five waves of surveys, from 1981 to 2007.
2. General Social Survey The GSS is the largest project funded by the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation. The GSS contains a standard ‘core’ of demographic and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest. The GSS started in 1972 and completed its 28th round in 2010.
3. Pew Research Center PRC provides independent public opinion survey research about American attitudes toward politics and policy, journalism trends, impact of internet and technology, religion and public affairs, global attitudes and social trends.

4. ICPSR ICPSR, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, was established in 1962. An integral part of the infrastructure of social science research, ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction.
5. UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) – the primary source for cross-nationally provides comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.
6. TransMONEE TransMONEE – The database captures a vast range of data relevant to the social and economic situation and well-being of children, young people and women in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS). The data are updated annually.
7. UNECE – United Nations Economic Commission for EuropeIt provides statistical information on the population of 56 countries.
8. World Bank World Bank – Offers access to national and international statistics and global statistical programs. The site includes the Social Indicators of Development, Trends in Developing Economies, and the Annual Reports.
9. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the field of labor economics and statistics.
10. Gallup Gallup – The world’s leading source of public opinion since 1935.
11. OECD The mission of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. OECD is funded by its member countries. The largest contributor is the United States, which provides nearly 22% of the budget, followed by Japan.
12. CPANDA CPANDA, the Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive, is the world’s first interactive digital archive of policy-relevant data on the arts and cultural policy in the United States. It was founded in 2001. It is a collaborative effort of Princeton University’s Firestone Library and the Princeton Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies.
13. Institute for Research in Social Science (University of North Carolina) Founded in 1924, the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science supports the teaching and research mission of social science at UNC.
14. State of the Nation’s Cities: A Comprehensive Database on American Cities and Suburbs State of the Nation’s Cities: A Comprehensive Database on American Cities and Suburbs – As part of a contribution to the United Nations’ Habitat II conference in Istanbul in June 1996, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) contracted with the Center for Urban Policy Research to assemble a comprehensive database on 77 American cities and suburbs. As of January 19, 1998 Version 2.2a of the database brings together over 3,000 variables from a wide variety of sources, allowing easy comparability of indicators on employment and economic development, demographic measures, housing and land use, income and poverty, fiscal conditions, and a host of other health, social, and environmental indicators.
15. Princeton University: Data and Statistical Service (DSS) DSS maintains the University Data Library and provides electronic data. Users can inspect a list and short description of popular datasets, search for and download data.
16. Australian Social Science Data Archive The Australian Social Science Data Archive (ASSDA) is a consortium of leading national Australian universities, managed by the Australian National University (ANU). ASSDA was established at the ANU in 1981 with computer readable data relating to social, political and economic affairs and to make these data available for further analysis.
17. Swedish Social Science Data Services (Sweden) SND is a service organization for Swedish research within the humanities, social sciences and health sciences.
18. Japan Statistics Bureau and Statistics Center JSBSC coordinates the statistical activities of different ministries and agencies. It also carries out major censuses and sample surveys, such as the Population Census and the Establishment and Enterprise Census.
19. Council of European Social Science Data Archives CESSDA is an umbrella organization for social science data archives across Europe.