Who Believes Propaganda? Media Effects during the Anti-Japanese Protests in Beijing*

  title={Who Believes Propaganda? Media Effects during the Anti-Japanese Protests in Beijing*},
  author={Daniela Stockmann},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={269 - 289}
  • D. Stockmann
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Political Science
  • The China Quarterly
Abstract The Chinese media have undergone commercial liberalization during the reform era. Interviews with media practitioners reveal that media reform has brought about three different types of newspapers that differ with respect to their degree of commercial liberalization. Based on a natural experiment during the anti-Japanese protests in Beijing in 2005, this article shows that urban residents found more strongly commercialized newspapers more persuasive than less commercialized newspapers… 
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