Propaganda and ideological work in Chinese communist party-state under Xi Jinping's rule new bottle old wine or new bottle new wine?

Hung Chin-Fu, Xinshan Si

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Abstract

In the wake of the rapid socio-economic transformations and technological advancement in China, the Chinese propaganda regime found it rather difficult to effectively promote its ideology and thought-work in the new media, smart phone, and cyberspace era. The official ideology, the socialist core values together with the work of public opinion guidance, is seriously being weakened and challenged. The “China Dream,” proposed by the “fifth-generation” leadership of Xi Jinping in November 2012, is the most updated version of Chinese governing ideology, with the main theme of the great renewal of the Chinese nation. However, the leading patriotic education campaign is constantly confronted with alternative discourses both mediated in Chinese cyberspace and physical space, which intensifies conflict over the seizure of discourse rights between the Chinese propaganda government and the governed, known as netizens and elites. On the contrary, this paper aims to explore the manner and the extent in which the current Chinese Communist Party-State employs its propaganda regime to enhance its ideology and thought-work in the Internet age. Does the Chinese propaganda government adapt well in the information age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-76
Number of pages46
JournalHong Kong journal of Social Sciences
Volume2016
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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