author={Li Shao},
  journal={Journal of East Asian Studies},
  pages={279 - 297}
  • L. Shao
  • Published 18 July 2018
  • Education
  • Journal of East Asian Studies
Abstract Recent literature claims that China censors information that has the potential to ignite collective action. This article extends this finding by arguing that Chinese censors respond differently to political challenges than they do to performance challenges. Political challenges call into questioning the Party's leading role, whereas performance challenges are directed at the failures of public goods provisions. A survey experiment of about 60 media professionals finds that censors are… 
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