Discussion of Chinese human rights

Activist can freely criticize the government about human rights

Activist can freely criticize the government about human rights

The understanding of Chinese political communication has been challenging for some. In the application of        Chinese political communication to the case of the discussion of Chinese discourse of human rights, it has been widely influenced by history. Historically, the Chinese have never had the concept of human rights until 1948. They have never interacted with Western countries and it was a strategic call in order to preserve their own culture. They wanted to avoid unnecessary influences that may harm the preservation of culture. They developed a strong sense of nationalism among its people and they have succeeded in doing such thing. However they were forced to open up their country to other nations in 1978 due to globalization. In here the discourse of China human rights became the focus of the nation. It rapidly developed in terms of the way of discourse.

Human rights discussion used to be limited to politicians

Human rights discussion used to be limited to politicians

Discourse on China human rights used to be discussed only by experts on politics and philosophy. The discussion rarely added value in the political discourse. In modern Chinese political communication, the discourse of human rights became multifaceted and a lot more. The transformation was due to the increased number and kinds of speakers and even audience. It improved in numbers due to the reinforced opposition to the cultural repression.

Moreover the change in the political discussion of China human rights has been a way of criticizing China’s past experience. There has been a necessity to balance the past Chinese norm and even the contemporary approach to human rights. Such balancing provided more depth in the concept of China human rights. However it is necessary to point out how Chinese discourse of human rights has been dependent to their culture. It is inherent to Chinese to criticize their Western counterpart. Thus in the political discussion of human rights, it became a response to the American-West-centric discourse.

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