Journalism & Communication
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The Chinese media after 30 years of reform and open door In the year 1978, China experienced reforms and opened up it gateways for the world around which lead to a considerable change in contemporary Chinese journalism in the last 30 years or so (Li & Liu, 2009).


The continuous development in the economic sector has rejuvenated China as an economic powerhouse and made Chinese society accredited with varied new values and diverse trends while forcing the government to adopt some kind of limited decentralization policies and political reforms (Chen, 2007). These trends of liberalization have however been accompanied with constant official efforts to strengthen the political authority over the media and the society (Chen, 2007). Since 1949 till the 1980’s almost all Chinese media was controlled by the state. The inception of private media only occurred with the begining of economic reforms in China. The private media bodies that are functioning within the boundaries of Public Republic of China are no longer required to follow the journalistic guidelines set by the state with the exception of Macao and Hong Kong. Even today the state run media enjoy a significant market share in the industry of mass media. However governmental regulating agencies like General Administration of Press and Publications still enforce strict guidelines on tabooed subjects projected in the media. ...
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