Propaganda in Chinese Communication

There has been a rapid growth of the use of Internet in China over the past 2 decades.

There has been a rapid growth of the use of Internet in China over the past 2 decades.

Over the past twenty years, the people from China has been experiencing a rapid spread of information and communication technology that has given the ascent to different social networking sites. These online tools have the power to even counter the country’s adaptive propaganda state.

A lot of scholars and experts in today’s time have been currently doing an ongoing study on the transformation of political communication within the country of China. It is found that the state has the capability to gather all information from social media and control the media through commercialization of mainstream media. They have continuously gained the power over these technologies to facilitate and mandate public supervision of the Communist Party in the country. The information intake of these people have radically transformed the relationship between the government and society.

Criticism is found in news reporting and personal blog posts, and this does not just go for China, a lot of people from different countries have this capability, because as far as they know, Internet is a tool where they can exercise their freedom to project what they feel or think. In short, an avenue where they can freely express their emotions and opinions. It may often contain politically sensitive forms of criticism about the central party-state, local officials, social phenomena or even corporations. Pluralism is very much evident in this type of situation. It is the presence of two opposing parties’ perspectives regarding the same issue or concern. But with articles or blog postings that only contain one side of the perspective or story regarding the government, it is definitely categorized as a propaganda material, and how this shapes or guides the opinion of the public.

It has been found that Internet can be a tool for propaganda.

It has been found that Internet can be a tool for propaganda.

The internet has developed a more free environment towards traditional media, like newspapers and print. That is why a lot of people are moving towards this space.

 

Photos from http://www.theguardian.com/technology/internet+world/censorship and http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/09/enough-with-the-word-netizen/279969/