Negotiated discursive struggles in hyper-marketised and oligopolistic media system

The case of Hong Kong

Authored by: Charles Chi-wai Cheung

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  April  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415520775
eBook ISBN: 9781315758350
Adobe ISBN: 9781317635925


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Hong Kong political communication researchers stress that the struggles between the Chinese government and local media make Hong Kong an ideal ‘laboratory’ for studying the complex relationship between political power and news media (Chan and Lee 2007: 132). To this I would add that the Hong Kong media are also a laboratory for exploring the politics of ideological domination and resistance in an extreme marketisation and oligopolisation media environment. Since this is a relatively new way of exploring media power in Hong Kong, this requires some explanation.

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