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Title: Globalization, Cultural Security and Television Regulation in the Post-WTO China
Keywords: Globalization, Media, Television Regulation, Cultural Security, China, Political Economy
Issue Date: 25-Mar-2010
Citation: XU MINGHUA (2010-03-25). Globalization, Cultural Security and Television Regulation in the Post-WTO China. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis aims at investigating how Chinese government practices television regulation to ensure its concerns of ?cultural security? in a post-WTO period. In particular, this thesis attempts to investigate the policy-making process of some important reform measures adopted by Chinese government after it became a World Trade Organization (WTO) member and how these reform measures have been implemented and influenced the operation of television practitioners. On the basis of qualitative analysis of the empirically documented evidences as well as a complementary textual analysis on the selected television contents, this study concludes that a sustained official embrace of market economy and seemingly adoption of neoliberal policies in a post-WTO period, are not necessarily leading to a more liberalized and democratized operation of Chinese producers. On the contrary, the state control power over its broadcasting system has been strengthened and the ideological function of Chinese television has been reinforced instead. Under such circumstances, Chinese television regulation is less likely to evolve into a ?liberal? model, but more likely to be a ?Bureaucratic Authoritarianism? model in which the state still remains a strong political power and the market interests are compromising for collaboration with the authorities rather than to challenge them and the cultural security has been secured to a large extent under such a new mechanism.
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