NEW YORK: China has expanded its global footprint in the last three decades – but its media world is still largely dominated by Western companies. Those companies will soon encounter a well-funded competitor.
Four Chinese media companies, financed largely by a government in Beijing not known for respecting press freedoms, are expanding their presence in New York City. Specialists who follow the field say China will deploy enormous resources in the world’s media capital in a battle for minds and viewpoints. “In a sense,” says a Chinese columnist, “the Chinese feel their voices are not heard and are underrepresented in news media.” Courtesy The Wall Street Journal. SUBSCRIPTION OR PAY-PER-VIEW MAY BE REQUIRED.