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China, Media and Politics in

The development of China's media is inseparable from the transformation of China's political system. After the victory over the Kumingtang (KMT, the Chinese Nationalist Party) during the Chinese Civil war, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) established power in China. The communist government demolished the media system set up by the KMT. It also banned commercial media and advertising in the media in the 1950s. The Chinese Communist State developed a communication system modeled on the Soviet Union's communication system. For the Chinese Communist State, news is not the latest report of an event. Rather, it is any information that can be used to build socialism. Mao Zedong, the principle leader of the CCP, claimed four tasks for the media: to propagate the policies of the ...

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