Controlling the Chinese Media: An Uncertain Business
University of California, Reprinted from Asian Survey, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 414-30, 2008
18 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2008
Date Written: June, 30 2008
Increasing economic liberalization of the Chinese media has not resulted in proportional political liberalization, and previous explanations for the state's puzzlingly fi rm grip are inadequate. This article argues that a "regime of uncertainty" is critical toward keeping the Chinese media in line.
Keywords: media, uncertainty, control, Chinese politics, China
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