China Wrestles With New Media Era – Peter Feuilherade

From BBC:
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A senior Chinese information official has outlined new measures to improve the presentation of China to the world’s media and to boost the flow of news to both local and foreign journalists.

He was speaking after new regulations came into force at the start of the year which will allow foreign journalists greater access and freedom to report across China ahead of next year’s Olympic Games – although they will expire in October 2008.

In an interview published on the China Daily website on 4 January, State Council Information Office (SCIO) Vice-Minister Wang Guoqing said China was going through a phase of transition from “managing the media” to “serving the media”. Enhancing government accountability and transparency was a priority, he said.
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