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The Chinese State: Moving Left? Moving Right? or Depoliticized?

  • Bingchun Meng
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Part of the China in Transformation book series (CIT)

Abstract

This chapter looks at how the Chinese state manages political communication internally and externally in the postsocialist era. After a historicized explication of the ideological spectrum in contemporary China, I draw on Wang Hui’s notion of “depoliticized politics” to look at how the CCP is trying to circumvent some of the fundamental ideological contradictions with a pragmatic and often technocratic approach. With examples from political communication targeting both domestic and international audience, I substantiate the argument with empirical analysis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bingchun Meng
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  1. 1.London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUK

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