Major Changes in China’s Political Communication

 

There were changes on government censor things in media

There were changes on government censor things in media

There have been major changes over the Chinese news media on how they conduct their propaganda. In fact the purpose of the Chinese new media evolved into being a highly competitive industry. There has been a dramatic increase of information and surprisingly free will of media into publishing various articles or information. It transitioned into being a totalitarian propaganda wherein the Chinese officials completely control the discourse that is being publicized in the media. The post-totalitarian state of media has still been able to keep the element of certain control over the information being released in various forms of media.  It even let the government oversee what should be a valuable too.

Media should accommodate dissent

Media should accommodate dissent

Some scholars believe that Chinese political communication has four sets of mechanisms: the state, the market, the profession and the international forces. Some even claim that these four sets have a continuous interplay between each other. It constantly affects the nature of Chinese media but even alter their own nature and dynamics in continuous metamorphosis of the Chinese political communication. Media could be considered heterogeneous already due to the possibility of the existence of political logic in the various articles published. The consumption of various forms of media is no longer a blind following of the audience but it includes the comprehending of the information contained in the articles. It is especially present in the highly politically sensitive news wherein people would want to be involved in the discussion of such issue. State has been able to alter the source of legitimacy, power and organizational structure. In fact, the state has been open towards discussion on how to clearly define the boundaries on various news zones. Before the state is used to national, collective and repressive measures in controlling the media, now the state has relied on local, individual and preventive measures. It could be due to the commercialization of the media thus offering a variety of information.

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