Chinese Netizens On The Hunt For Truth – Pang Li


The Internet, as a relatively young form of mass communication, has radically changed Chinese people’s lives and their ways of looking at the world. There has emerged a trend where in Internet debates Chinese netizens, whether they agree or disagree with what they read, will seriously and professionally try to find proof supporting their opinions via web searches and even field investigations.

The dispute over the appearance of a South China Tiger and the rumor of the disappearance of Chang’e-1, China’s first lunar obiter are examples of how the changing Chinese Internet culture is not only affecting individual users, but also more traditional media sources. [Full Text]


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