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News Coverage on Soong Meiling's Death across Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Changfeng Chen and Jiani Zhang

in Discourses of Cultural China in the Globalizing Age

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099128
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206847 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099128.003.0010
News Coverage on Soong Meiling's Death across Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

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This chapter compares media practice between the three critical regions of Cultural China—mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, focusing on their differential news coverage of Soong Meiling—a famous and controversial female figure in modern Chinese history. The study demonstrates diversity as well as similarity on ideologies and operations in media practice between these three Chinese-speaking regions. It is believed that the news selection and media consciousness, either covertly or overtly, are all subject to the interests and needs of the media organization, journalistic philosophy, and audience. Soong Meiling was an individual of importance and influence, so media coverage in the three regions would thus reflect their political, cultural, and social backgrounds and relations.

Keywords: Cultural China; differential news coverage; Soong Meiling; media practice; journalistic philosophy

Chapter.  6567 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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