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OS i Kina, oberoende idrott eller politisk propaganda? : A Study of the Chinese Regime’s Political involvement, in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

by Alm, Jens

Abstract (Summary)
The aim of this paper is to describe which view the Chinese government in connection with the Olympics wants to display for the natural world and analyze if this view coincide with China’s foreign-policy goals. A qualitative content analysis is used. By using the theory of rational choice and a model with three different political approaches I want to examine whether or not the foreign-policy goals of the Chinese regime comport with the view that displays in two major newspapers in China. Since the runoff voting in Moscow in 2001 for the 2008 Olympics the Chinese government has been able to act rational and to compose different strategies to use the Games in Beijing for political propaganda. The analysis show that the governing in China make use of domestic media to put across their political message and some of the most important foreign-policy goals also occur in articles that handle the Olympic Games of 2008.
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School:Södertörns högskola

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:china foreign policy the olympic games chinese media propaganda

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Date of Publication:02/15/2008

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