Developmental Report on China’s Mobile Public Opinion Platforms in 2014
In 2014, Mobile Internet in China became the most popular public opinion platform on handheld devices globally. WeChat, News Clients, and HTML5 experienced a spectacular rise, but microblogs and mobile websites remained the dominant public opinion platform. New and traditional media collaborated to play a leading role in shaping the opinion for all kinds of emergencies and heated issues, gradually forming a new mobile public opinion trend characterized by latent public opinion and decentralization. Government and the media were making new efforts to achieve discursive power. China achieved remarkable progress in building a national new media team while multi-touch point coverage and service-oriented functions of new government media matured. China’s experience regarding the Internet and international influence of Chinese Internet firms continued to grow. The cross-border reach of the Internet brought new opportunities and challenges for the innovation of social governance. Mobile Internet governance made great breakthroughs and the rule of Internet by law developed.