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Control and Regulation in the Chinese Media Chinese print media is under strict control and regulation by the state. Even though the Chinese government has withdrawn from funding the media, its support for the media, especially in poor regions is still prominent. Such a remarkable position in the Chinese state in the media industry demonstrates its significant influence on media companies. Esarey (2005) postulates that the Chinese state has various laws that either indirectly or directly impact the well-being of the media. For instance, some regulations restrict journalists from accessing government information. Defamation law is also existent in China and journalists are demanded to ensure their content is devoid of denigrative information. Other key areas such as ownership, competition, and concentration within the Chinese print media segment are strictly regulated by
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Unformatted text preview: the government and as such, every print media outlet ought to receive a SARFT license before commencing its operations. According to Zhao (2008), the Chinese government has put in place several standards for regulating the content of all print media channels, suggesting that the newspapers, magazines, and periodicals ought to publish content that does not violate the set standards. Contrary to the Japanese print media, the Chinese state largely influences the appointment of media personnel. Therefore, the selection and hiring of journalists in the Chinese print media follow the political criteria, indicating a significant control of the government over the operations of the media organizations in the country....
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