Online Chinese nationalism
Breslin, Shaun and Shen, Simon (2010) Online Chinese nationalism. London: Chatham House. (Asia Programme Paper).Full text not available from this repository.
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· Within the proviso that one party rule should be maintained, Chinese politics is becoming more pluralistic. The internet is playing a key role in facilitating this increased articulation of interests.
· There is no strong evidence to date that this is leading towards Western-style democratisation. Instead, popular online discussions are dominated by broadly-defined nationalist concerns.
· Internet nationalism tends to be largely event driven and
responsive (though with some signs of a move towards agenda
setting). The main sources of internet nationalism relate to
external interference in issues of Chinese sovereignty and/or perceived external criticisms of the Chinese state or its people.
· The USA and Japan provide the main focus of attention.
Relations with the USA are often a key determinant of how other countries/regions are perceived in online communities.
· There is evidence that internet nationalism has a real, albeit limited, impact on policy making and international relations. The spread of Chinese internet nationalism is reaching beyond China and increasingly relating to other public opinions or political processes.
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Series Name:||Asia Programme Paper|
|Place of Publication:||London|
|Official Date:||September 2010|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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