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The differences between CCTV and British media

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CCTV is China Central Television. My course is media management; usually I would like pay more attention on journalism. I have found there are some differences between China Central Television and British media, like BBC.
For example:
After food poisoning incident:
British media probably will say, Government should self-reflect, intensify supervision, they can not shirk its responsibility.
CCTV will say, citizens should improve the ability of identifying the counterfeit goods, and do not buy expired food
After seized a corrupt official, and recovered the money:
British media probably will say, it shows there are still loopholes in the supervise system.
CCTV will say, supervisory authority detect problems, and recover the huge losses.
After coal mine collapse or explosion:
British media probably will say the official of government security has resigned.
CCTV will say accidents caused high attention of the leader of security authority; we must investigate legal responsibilities of the relevant people.
After the farmers do not enough money to go to hospital:
British media probably will say the approval rate of relevant officials has been reduced, outcry among the public.
CCTV will say the relevant officials go to the countryside to see the farmers; they are the people’s good public servants.
There are both good things and bad things all in British media’s report.
There are only good things in CCTV.
There are not too much news about education and health care in British media’s report, but the education and health system are considerate.
There is too much news about education and health care in CCTV, but there are still too much people do not have enough money to go to school or hospital.
Appearances of British media office are simple, but the news is practical.
An appearance of CCTV office is huge, but we all can guess the result of the news.


April 25, 2010 Posted by | Journalism | 7 Comments

Different kind of Earthquake donations

Disasters bring everyone in extreme pain, disasters do not have love, but people have love. So after the disaster, other people should do something to help the affected people, after the earthquake in west of China, the China Central Television held a Fund-raising party, we can see from the evening party, many people made their contribution to the affected area. But, during part, there are still some inharmonious things.
Firstly, the final goals of some companies are not for the donation, actually is promoting themselves. They use a smart business plan to show their “selfless” love.
Then, some media made the donations list; the action gives much pressure to some companies. Furthermore, the internet users pay more attention on the donations list; they talked too much about the number of donations from someone or some companies.
In my opinion, social responsibility is not charity. In the earthquake disaster, we can see a lot of corporations’ contributions, it is their social responsibility. The donation should be honesty; they do not hype themselves based on the charity. Do not contribute because of advertising effect. No matter how much the number of contributions, this time we need sincerity, need love.

April 24, 2010 Posted by | Charity, Journalism | 3 Comments

Frequent disasters test Charity system

Recent years, the natural disasters happened very frequently in China; for example, the snow disaster, the damaged earthquake, the serious drought. So these disasters asked this country must have a good charity system.
The earthquake happened in Qinghai province few days ago, after that, government do not want to launch a national donation. Because Qinghai province near by Tibet, so it has a high altitude, it is difficult to use some transportations.
Also, like the earthquake happened in Sichuan in 2008, after that, too much special funds for rebuilding the affected areas are used in different ways. So the Chinese charity agencies have not played an effective role. Transparent and efficient charitable organizations can make public have confidence on the charitable organisation. Charity should return to public one step by one step. When the disaster bring the trauma and huge economic losses to people, in the meantime, we probably look for the loopholes of the rescue and donation through the disaster, in order to explore a better system of modern charity, so that make modern charity improve a little, make the disaster losses reduce a little.

April 23, 2010 Posted by | Charity, Journalism | 2 Comments

Our earth was turned on vibration?

Concerned about the Chinese charity by the earthquake
Two days ago, an earthquake happened in northwest of China. The Chinese action movie star Jet Li launched an emergency rescues plan by charity agency, the first relief materials have been sent to disaster area. Why did not donate these materials to the China Charity Federation? We do not know the reason, but we can see his organisation’s relief materials have been in the disaster area, the speed is fast.
It is a fact we have to say, there is not a law of charity in China; the implementation process of Charity is not enough transparent, also efficiency need to be improved; people are lack of charitable culture. And compare to developed countries, there still is a large gap. Most companies in China have not fulfilled the charitable obligations. Because of occupying more social resources, the rich have a stronger voice, but in think some rich people in China did not realize that. The strength of promoting the continuous development of charitable cultural includes both national policy and social support.

April 16, 2010 Posted by | Disasters, Journalism | 5 Comments

Why do most Chinese people look like so anxious?

Some people say that people today value time, race against time; but I see there are filled with a kind of anxiety.
The anxiety from Ordinary people, like anxiety of study; anxiety of employment; anxiety of interpersonal relation; anxiety of the house price.
Because of anxiety, the new nouns of “house slaves”, “car slaves”, “child slaves” enriched the modern Chinese vocabulary constantly. Some people have the house, they feel anxiety for the villas; some people have a car, they feel anxiety for the top cars; some people have become the millionaires, they feel anxiety for the billionaires.
In today’s competitive society, life becomes stressful. Even more, many people are concerned about the status and wealth too much. Money equals happiness. This is an anxiety permeates in the whole Chinese society.

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Education, Journalism | 1 Comment

The drought in Southwest, lacking most is the water?

The big drought in southwest of China, many people even do not water to drink. So, some people began to call for donations. There are a variety of activities. I still have doubt, what kind of things are we sorely lacking?
First, if our country does not have enough money, we have to make contribution, but I have not found our country in short of money.
The maglev investment about 2 billion pounds; China’s Trade Union spent 650 thousand pounds on changing website; the government’s cars costs a huge money each year. Originally, the State or the local governments are so rich, why they do not have money to build the road and water facilities.
Actually, we definitely like to donate, but we fear that we donate 100 pounds, that will help the government to save 100 pounds, and the saved money will used in the disaster victims or not?
In some cities of the southwest, there are still enough water, the car wash shop, bath center are all still in business. Should they do something to the village people who do not have water to drink?
One side, the National people are called to donate money or goods, other side, some citizens in southwest still do not understand to save water.
We do not lack of water, we lack of equal. The disaster is not only drought, also is investment imbalance, long-term neglecting farmers and vulnerable groups.

April 4, 2010 Posted by | Disasters, Journalism | Leave a comment

How did it happen!

I drew this picture, and I edited it.
I read news on “China Economic Times”, it said, in Shanxi province in China, nearly one hundred children after vaccinating, they died or became disabled.
It is so indignant to read such news, what causes this large mistake during the strictly process, product, storage, transportation. I got some information from the report; the reason is an individual company’s managed the supply authority of vaccine in the whole province, and the company use a false name to run their business, also they are disqualified from selling vaccine. The more ridiculous thing is the company and relevant department all refused the journalist,
Is the death or disability because of vaccine? It probably difficult to distinguish the result quickly, it involves epidemiological and product quality. But we all focus on these children; we do not hope this fact was covered.
There are still a series of questions. Without the permission, how does the company run their business so successful? How can the company use a false name for a long time? Where is the Quality Supervision Department? If these things are true, obviously, this is collusion between the company and government. Without the effective system, money distorts the public properties of public health.
Children are the vaccinated main part, injuring on children is not allowed in any societies, this is an ethical bottom line, especially for public healthy agencies. At the same, we believe, the investigation about this accident will be responsible for whole society, telling the truth to public.

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Freedom of speech, Journalism | 3 Comments

Press need create the conditions for criticizing the Government

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Creating the conditions for public to supervise the government is an important commitment in this China’s government work report. A provincial party secretary said in an interview, do not refuse some questions, and do not avoid the sensitive questions.

Criticizing the Government is not a complete state, or not we will misunderstand the meaning of “create the conditions”. The power about criticizing the Government from possible to practical only relies on government officers? For the government, to increase tolerance of criticism, which is the performance of political civilization. For the Press, criticizing the Government is a way to fulfill a constitutional right, also is a way to help people express their thoughts. We can see: create the conditions for criticizing the Government, also need to make unremitting efforts from the Press.

The good environment for criticizing the Government still needs to be improved, the Press has to face lots of pressure, but they should understand, media and public opinion can built the main part of criticizing the Government. Completely rely on the Government to self-transformation is impractical, Criticizing the Government is a long way, the media have to accept this reality, and thus do fight for toughness. If the government is able to understand, it can be more efficiently; if it is difficult to understand, that will be a very long and difficult process. “Fight for personal freedom, that is, Fight for the national freedom.” This tenet is also applicable to the media. It is difficult to criticize the Government by Press in China, criticism becomes a challenge, of course, it has objective factors, but sometime, probably because of the media’s fear. In what way, is the government doing too little, or the media lacks in courage, only time will tell us.

March 15, 2010 Posted by | Journalism | 2 Comments

Changing your eyes, the journalists in the two Conferences

I have got the permission, it took by Susan, it was edited by me.
The National People’s congress and The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference are most important conferences for Chinese people, the representatives of people always attract the journalists’ eyes during the conferences; but recent years, the journalists pay more attention on the representatives who are film stars or sports stars. They follow the stars passionately, also left the livelihood issues behind. Yes, the stars are all successful in their career, but in this conference, they are just a representative, they are some to other representatives who need the quality proposals to prove self-worth. In the conferences, the proposals are the first, not the people. The report always around the stars, it reflects a kind of low-level, entertainment-oriented, basically, the journalists lack of mature political concern and mature political concern.

Are the lives of stars more important than the people’s livelihood? So, please pay more attention the difficult problems, after all, these conferences are closely linked to the every normal people. When the journalists treat the famous representatives like general representatives, then the Politic is going to be maturity.

March 9, 2010 Posted by | Journalism | Leave a comment

Protect our Journalist

Recent years, more and more cities in China are popular establishing civilized cities. But, there are still some uncivilized conducts. For example, one of the cities’ government officers assaulted the journalists. As a product of modern industrial civilization, the mass media has constituted an important social force in this modern society and it has a unique advantage in reflecting the national conditions. The officers want to understand people, the media is an important, and they can not suppress by the power, especially for beating journalists, which really is shame on the local government.

Behind the beating of journalists, social equity and justice are under threat. Public opinion is an indispensable form of supervision in the whole community. It is not the only responsibility for journalists to resolve the plight of supervision; all society should work for it.

The basic theory is people through the media to dominate the government, not the Government, through the media to dominate the people. Use public opinion to supervise and restraint authority, China still has a long way to go.

February 2, 2010 Posted by | Journalism | 2 Comments