While Beijing wants to put on a show for the world next month at the Summer Olympics, it is still governed by a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist government that believes media educate the masses and that the party determines the curriculum. How that connects with the more traditional media of the western world will be something to watch, let alone how it deals with the blogosphere. Some early challenges from dealing with a bureaucracy that really doesn’t understand media, and how western broadcasters are trying to deal with it, from Reuters.
Reuters, July 3, 2008
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