Globalization in the Media, and a Little on China

Many people question whether globalisation is a process or a current state, some arguing that it is too late to stop or control it, and some arguing that we can. Since the introduction of the Anglo-American Model, (especially since its peak in the 19th century and the huge increase of circulation in newspapers) plus the idea of liberalisation in the media, many countries are adopting and adapting similar institutions and approaches towards how we communicate and deliver. England and America are perfect examples of the liberal model and we can even see the development in the last few years of how hard and soft stories are being portrayed globally; modern news generally being described as the process that lies in the heart of capitalism.
With countries like China who still refuse to adopt the liberal/capitalist model and who especially emphasised this in the recent 18th national congress of the communist party in China, with Hu Jintao solemnly declaring in his report at the opening of the congress that “we will never copy a Western political system.” With this in mind, this means that countries that are committed to a communist system or even under developed places such as Africa, who do not necessarily have the technological reach to keep up with the fast-growing pace of the media like England and America, will there be stopping point for globalization? And do we need to slow down? Maybe even looking at the system connectivity of the world and its pace? And perhaps try to adopt more cultural aspects from the media models of other countries?


About beckiesheldon

Journalism Student, 20 years of age. Living and studying in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
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One Response to Globalization in the Media, and a Little on China

  1. melfamy says:

    China is so rich in natural resources that almost any government could keep its people reasonably content. When the resources dwindle along with available land for farming and housing, that is crunch time for a political-economic system.
    N. Korea is an example of a nakedly bad, broke-down system on life support. Our system was sorely tested in the ’30’s, and we came out of the Depression scarred and hurt, but alive and strong.
    As China’s population density increases, and they start having food and power shortages, we will see if China’s leaders have created a strong national identity to carry them through the tough times, or whether a climate of fear and the threat of repression is that is between the chinese people and chaos.

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