Censorship, the Media, and the Market in China

  title={Censorship, the Media, and the Market in China},
  author={Jonathan Hassid},
  journal={Journal of Chinese Political Science},
  • Jonathan Hassid
  • Published 1 June 2020
  • Economics
  • Journal of Chinese Political Science
Pervasive media censorship in China is often seen as a strictly political issue. Although in past years reporters have had leeway to report on economic issues, the Chinese Party/state has moved to tamp down economic journalism, even arresting those who report on bad economic news. This shift brings to the fore an issue long ignored by social scientists – economic censorship. Economic censorship takes place when state-owned enterprises (SOEs) or large private companies pressure the state to… 
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