China’s Media Industry: Landscape and Development

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Part of the Media Business and Innovation book series (MEDIA)

Abstract

Although there has always been criticism of limited media ownership and high concentration in Western nations, “ownership and concentration” has not been considered a central issue for discussion in China for many years, largely due to the fact that most traditional media were state-owned. However, in recent years, the emergence and development of new media has brought opportunities for media commercialization. With the wave of market deregulation, more attention has been paid to media concentration issues. People have begun to discuss the impact of limited ownership on media commercialization, noting that a high concentration may create a hindrance to professionalism and ethical standards of journalism.

Insightful investigators believe that a check on media concentration would be a blessing to the people and a more diversified media would enable people in the country to have a clearer picture of the world as it really is.

This article presents an endeavor to study market concentration and ownership in China. The author has conducted surveys on different media sectors over the past few years, and the chapter will present data from the study and discuss media development and concentration in China.

Keywords

Internet Service Provider Metropolitan Area Network Online News Advertisement Revenue Xinhua News Agency 
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Data Sources and References

  1. China Film Yearbook 1994–2008, published by China Film Press.Google Scholar
  2. China Film Development Annual Report 1994–2008, published by China Film Press.Google Scholar
  3. China Publishing Yearbook 1995–2008, published by the General Administration of Press and Publication.Google Scholar
  4. China Radio, Film and TV Development Annual Report 2002–2009, retrieved from the site of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT).Google Scholar
  5. China Telecommunication Yearbook 2000–2008, Published by China Telecom.Google Scholar
  6. I-Research China Online Search Annual Report (2003–2009), published by I-Research.Google Scholar
  7. National Press and Publication Statistics Network, published by the General Administration of Press and Publication.Google Scholar
  8. National and Provincial Radio and Television Income Report 2000–2008, retrieved from the official site of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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