Western Media Exposure and Chinese Immigrants’ Political Perceptions

  title={Western Media Exposure and Chinese Immigrants’ Political Perceptions},
  author={Qiuqing Tai},
  journal={Political Communication},
  pages={78 - 97}
  • Qiuqing Tai
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Political Communication
  • Using evidence from an original survey experiment among 3,032 Chinese student immigrants in the United States, I examine how exposure to Western media changes their evaluations of the Chinese government’s performance and their trust in official discourse. My findings suggest that reading Western reports on China shifts immigrants’ perceptions of government performance in different directions, depending on how similar reports are censored in Chinese media. On issues that are strictly censored… CONTINUE READING
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