Water and landfills are polluted because there is little government regulation

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Water and landfills are polluted because there is little government regulationoCoal is the primary method of heating homesLeads to air pollutionSome people wear masks to prevent breathing in the soot from the burning of the coal42. The rise of Nationalism in China (Ogden)Greater focus on economic efficiency and modernization, because people believe less in the true ideals of CommunismPeople feel they must have a concrete ideology (Nationalism replaces Communism) Chinese people have a fierce pride in their history, civilization, and peopleCitizens are unified under their leaders because other countries are threatening themNationalism is rooted in the people’s anti-foreigner attitudesoForeigners bring ideological and cultural contaminationoChinese Nationalism is sparked when foreigners speak against any major movements or events in Chinese history (i.e. Condemning of the Tiananmen Square massacre of US support of Taiwan) Support of the leaders of the CCP is a Nationalist idealSignificanceoHelped unite China under one ideologyoNationalist pride makes it difficult to accept innovation and change from the west during the 21st century
oCompromise and interdependence do not match with nationalism; however they are necessary for modernization43. Mass Media in China (Ogden)1500 newspapers, 5000 magazines, 500 publishing houses (1989)Production of TV sets and radios helped increase the availability of media to the peopleMedia covered the hunger strikes in Tiananmen Square until the martial law was announcedCCP imposed a ban on a variety of books (1989)oDid not let the news report incidents in their entire truthoOrdered a “cleansing” of media organizations that did not conform to the standardsIn 1992, under Deng Xiaoping, diversity of TV and radio broadcasting increased dramaticallyToday China has many channels with greater diversityoSoap operas about Chinese daily lifeoWorld and local NewsoAmerican TV ShowsGovernment cut media subsidiaries in the 90s, forcing filmmakers and other media to have to make a profit or shut downAvailability of internet resourcesoEfforts to censor what is on the internet as well (like in “In Search of China” documentary)Films and books are still censored todayoWild Swansis not allowedo“Blind Shaft” is edited and missing scenesoMemoirs of a Geishais banned44. Counterfeiting and Piracy in China (Ogden)Drugs and fashion are the biggest problemoPharmacies give out drugs without prescriptionsPeople in China violate intellectual property laws without repercussion (not government enforced)Piracy is a 16 billion dollar a year industryUS Chamber of Commerce wants the Chinese to enforce laws against counterfeiting and piracy through reforms, prosecutions, convictions, and incarcerationsChina doesn’t see counterfeiting and piracy as a problem and thus it is difficult to bargain with them to change

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