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By Dali L. Yang

China has been having fun with stellar monetary development for greater than 1 / 4 of a century. but the speedy development amid market-oriented reforms has no longer been an unalloyed blessing. The China Miracle has been followed by way of hovering source of revenue inequality and emerging social tensions, over-taxing China s source base and contributing to an environmental main issue. regardless of great development within the way of life and different social symptoms, China s leaders have, within the aftermath of the Tiananmen crackdown, steadfastly held again the hole up of the political process. during this quantity, participants from the disciplines of economics, political technological know-how, and sociology research how current associations, widely outlined, may have exacerbated tensions in China's evolving economic system, society and polity in addition to how institutional advancements were brought to house present or rising conflicts and tensions.

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83 As evidence of party restrictions on the SARS 82 Huang Li, “SARS Crisis and the Mainland Broadcast Media,” 177. Even news of the ban on unauthorized publication of information on SARS victims could not be printed. 83 Lu Ye, “‘Feidian’ baodao: fansi yu qianzhan” [SARS Reports: Reflection and Prospects], unpublished manuscript received from the author, a television producer and professor of journalism at Fudan University, 2003. 84 On February 11, the Guangzhou Municipal Government’s Health Department and the Guangdong Province Health Bureau held press conferences at which officials announced that Guangdong Province had 305 cases of SARS, of which 105 cases were medical personnel.

54 Ibid. A. thesis, University of Missouri-Columbia, December 2001, 94. Zhang conducted content analysis on news appearing on the Guangzhou Daily’s front page for a “constructed week” of news coverage in 1994 and 2000. He concluded that the ratio of “party journalism” to “non-party journalism” has decreased since conglomeration. B475_Chapter-01 FA 4/4/07 16:06 Page 26 26 Ashley Esarey segment of the population. The paper had mass appeal, not only in Guangzhou, but also throughout south China more generally.

As a result, many people assumed the epidemic had run its course. The 21st Century World Herald, the Guangdong newspaper with the most aggressive SARS reporting was shut down; Xiang Xi, editor-in-chief of the Southern Weekend, a newspaper that questioned the government handling of SARS, was removed from his post and replaced by Propaganda Department official Zhang Dongming. (Continued ) 80 Huang Li, “SARS weiji yu dalu de chuanbo meiti” [SARS Crisis and the Mainland Broadcast Media], Disanjie Xinshijie yulunjiandu yanjiu huiyi xuanbian [New Century Media Supervision Research Meeting Collected Volume, Third Session] (Zhongguo qingnian zhengzhi xueyuan, 2003), 177.

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