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Networking ChinaThe Digital Transformation of the Chinese Economy$
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Yu Hong

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252040917

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252040917.001.0001

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Building Network Nation

Building Network Nation

Domestic Thrusts and Global Impacts

(p.123) Chapter 6 Building Network Nation
Networking China

Yu Hong

University of Illinois Press

This chapter recaps the profound changes in the political economy of communications as a frontier of economic restructuring and synthesizes different yet interrelated processes and outcomes of forging the digital economy across communications. In light of the central position assigned to communications in the scheme of economic restructuring, this chapter also pursues the following question: How much advantage would China likely gain from this newly discovered developmental focus? It explores likely global implications in ICT manufacturing, media and entertainment, and internet governance.

Keywords:   digital China, economic restructuring, supply-side reforms, demand management, service sector, web economy, made for China, soft power, media capital, Internet governance

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