January 17, 2012

Why Has China Declared War On Reality TV?

Gordon Chang, The New Republic

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Hu deserves credit for recognizing that the standing of his country's culture - and, more particularly, its influence abroad - is not commensurate with China's international status.” What he misses is that the root of the problem isn’t foreign infiltration, but China’s own repressive government, which has forfeited its claim to soft power by acting increasingly repressive at home and belligerent abroad.

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