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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Journalism

Title

A new world of spectacle in the post-cold war era: China's central television and its significant other, 1992–2006

Language

English

Abstract

© 2014 Elsevier Inc. As the Chinese society is increasingly looking outward, such official media outlets as China's Central Television have been adapting their international news production to the bend of marketization. A longitudinal content analysis of its flagship news program Network News from 1992 to 2006 found that although the quantity of international news hardly echoed such gear changes, the news' timeliness increased remarkably. Consistent with previous findings about the distinctions between the conceptual devices of foreign news and foreign policy news, the focus of CCTV's foreign policy news coverage on the U.S. and East Asia indicated China's regionalized foreign policy design, while the increasing soft news in its foreign news coverage implied CCTV's inclination to tap the audience demands. A further examination of the U.S.-the longstanding "significant other" in CCTV's survey of global spectacle-echoed the Chinese bifurcated views of the U.S. in its pursuit of "peaceful rise".

Keywords

China's central television, Commercial nationalism, Content analysis, Foreign news, Foreign policy news, Significant other

Publication Date

2016

Source Publication Title

Public Relations Review

Volume

42

Issue

3

Start Page

465

End Page

475

Publisher

Elsevier

ISSN (print)

03638111

ISSN (electronic)

18734537

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