Media effects on political confidence and trust in the People's Republic of China in the post-Tiananmen period

  title={Media effects on political confidence and trust in the People's Republic of China in the post-Tiananmen period},
  author={Xueyi Chen and Tianjian Shi},
  journal={East Asia},
Based on a nationwide survey conducted in mainland China between September 1993 and June 1994, this study explores the impact of propaganda of the Communist government on people's attitudes toward specific political institutions and toward the government in general. Our study shows that the news media in China have negative effects on people's attitudes toward political institutions in general and make people distrust government. Several competing interpretations are offered to explain the… 
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