National Strategy: A New Stage in the Development of China’s New Media
China’s new media entered a new development stage in 2014. Online information security was elevated to become a matter of national strategic importance. Media convergence became an important part of if the central government’s efforts toward deepening reforms; Increasing the role of the internet in became an important means for improving governance; Internet finance was burgeoning while the growth of mobile Internet accelerated. New media penetration reached into many different sectors. In the meantime, recent development in China’s new media also brought many problems, including rumor-spreading via WeChat, threats to online information security, and underdevelopment in regulations for Internet finance. The country urgently needs to address these and other problems.