Chinese Television

Holding the largest audience in the world, Chinese television has a significant impact on the Chinese society. Chinese television was built in the 1930s on the broadcasting system from the Chinese civil war and was established in 1949 when the People’s Republic of China was founded. Media do not stand alone from politics, economics, culture, and society in China. This applies to Chinese television. Chinese television has been evolving with the political, economic, and social revolutions in China since the reform and opening policy launched by Deng Xiaoping in 1978. This entry discusses the development of Chinese television from political, economic, and cultural perspectives and its impact on Chinese society in general.

The Founding of Chinese Television

Established in 1949, when the People’s Republic of China was ...

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