How does the Chinese media deal with climate change (esp. during the Olympics)?
November 26, 2008 6:51 AM Subscribe
How does the Chinese media handle climate change, and what (if any) difference did the Beijing Olympics have in this?
posted by GIMG to Media & Arts (1 answer total)
I only really followed the Chinese media in the time window surrounding the Beijing Olympics - I'm trying to get a sense for how climate change is discussed in the Chinese media (what is to be emphasized, what is to be ignored or downplayed), and how the Olympics impacted these discussions.
I've noticed a lot of contrasting opinions - a stream of climate change skeptic editorials, we must act now to stop climate change, features on industries who are trying to cut emissions - a contrast that I think goes against Western perception of a homogeneous Chinese media. What are the main pressures on discussion of climate change in the press?