The Internet and China’s Information Liberalization and Control
China's media now serve three masters - the Party, the market and increasingly, the internet, which has opened a two-way communication system in China's longstanding, indoctrination-oriented media propaganda system, and push China’s media to be more informative than ever. The Chinese government censors the internet but it also uses the internet as a pressure valve to prevent mass frustration and to encourage a moderate complaint. Censors' inability to effectively patrol the internet has contributed to the liberalization of the Chinese media and society.
Keywords: China internet journalism
Dr. Yu Zhang
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Communication, State University of New York at Geneseo