Lu, Jia and Weber, Ian (2007) State, power and mobile communication: a case study of China. New Media and Society, 9 (6). pp. 925-944. ISSN 1461-4448
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444807082640
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1177/1461444807082640
China’s telecommunications and information industry has seen unprecedented growth since the turn of the century, with the mobile telephony sector driving significant expansion. This article examines the Chinese government’s strategy for managing the complexities of socio-economic changes created by the widespread adoption of mobile telephony.The study found that the government’s adoption of subtler forms of power establishes a relational contract with Chinese telecommunications and information industry partners and citizenry as a foundation for implementing the strategy of controlled commodification. This contract acts to modify and clarify operational boundaries within private and public spheres in an attempt to manage often competing economic, social and political objectives.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||China; commodification; control; mobile telecommunications; telephony|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160503 Communications and Media Policy|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950204 The Media|
|Deposited On:||10 May 2010 23:02|
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