The Virtual Political System

Weibo is known to be one tool in voicing out the people's concerns.

Weibo is known to be one tool in voicing out the people’s concerns.

Though the internet has not produced a revolution or a propaganda in the political system of China, many still do not and cannot use for any of my brands. It is definitely resulting to a revolution. The web has become a virtual political system in itself. It provides users with the transparency it deserves to get, the rule of law, and the official accountability. There are over 450 million internet users from China, and it has been constantly increasing on a daily basis. For Beijing, it is most certainly a threat as information goes through gender, age, professional and provincial boundaries. News spreads quick, most especially on government corruption and even cover-ups get published online and go viral in just minutes, making the government think of quick and flexible reactions, which has not been China’s strength in its political system. Some examples are the Chinese nationalists who continue to fight and support their causes via the web. These nationalists do not only protest at the streets, but through the help of the internet, they can also revolt in the web regarding the historical inaccuracies, as what is found in the current text books, and to call for vengeance.

The government is afraid that online communities might destroy their image.

The government is afraid that online communities might destroy their image.

If you may ask, what do these Chinese people look forward to after posting these types of information. Nothing out of the ordinary really. Just as long as their concerns are heard and are addressed, then they are fine.

Aside from the anti-Japanese protests due to the arguments in the South China sea, China still continues to encourage the government to adopt a more difficult stance in the ongoing protests. It must be brought up to the point has also become the tool for a critical system the lack of electricity. A lot of leaders from China are committed in controlling virtual communication.

 

Photos from http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/20/world/asia/china-weibo-membership-fees/index.html and http://successogram.com/10-key-points-to-consider-while-building-an-online-community/