The party line : how the media dictates public opinion in modern China / Doug Young.Material type: BookPublisher: Singapore : Wiley, ©2013Description: 1 online resource (xv, 256 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781119199373; 1119199379; 9780470828557; 0470828552; 1283803992; 9781283803991.Subject(s): Mass media -- Political aspects -- China | Mass media policy -- China | Public opinion -- China | Communism -- China | Hong Kong (China) -- Politics and government | Communism -- History | Communism | HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General | Communism | Mass media policy | Mass media -- Political aspects | Politics and government | Public opinion | China | China -- Hong KongGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Party line.DDC classification: 303.3/80951 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
"The first in depth, authoritative discussion of the role of the press in China and the way the Chinese government uses the media to shape public opinion. China's 1.3 billion population may make the country the world's largest, but the vast majority of Chinese share remarkably similar views on these and a wide array of other issues, thanks to the unified message they get from tightly controlled state run media. Official views are formed at the top in organisations like the Xinhua News Agency and China Central Television and allowed to trickle down to regional and local media, giving the appearance of many voices with a single message that is reinforced at every level. As a result, the Chinese are remarkably like minded on a wide range of issues both domestic and foreign. Takes readers beyond China's economic miracle to show how the nation's massive state run media complex not only influences public opinion but creates it. Explores an array of issues, from Tibet and Taiwan to the environment and US trade relations, as seen through the lens of the Xinhua News Agency. Tells the story of the official Xinhua News Agency along with its history and reporting over the years, as the foundation for telling the story"--Provided by publisher.
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The agenda: telling the party's story -- Spreading the word: the machinery -- Ultranetworked: caught up in connections -- Reporters: the party's eyes and ears -- Korea and Tibet: China finds its voice -- Cultural revolution: the ultimate media movement -- A Nixon visit, the death of Mao, and the road to reform: a softer approach -- The Tiananmen square divide: the media gains, then loses, its voice -- Falun Gong: guerilla coverage returns -- A bombing in Belgrade and anti-Japanese marches: the nationalism card -- SARS: don't spoil our party -- The Beijing Olympics and Sichuan earthquake: rallying points -- Google in China: editorializing.