Public Trust, Media, and the Anti-Corruption Movement in China

Date: October 20, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM

Location: Harbour Centre 3122

The current study aims to explore the relationship between public level of political trust, and perceptions of the Chinese Communist Party’s anti-corruption campaign, as well as the effect of social problems in that relationship. Based on a survey of nearly 1400 residents of modern Guangzhou communities, the study is intended to provide insights for research into China’s anti-corruption movement and its practitioners who are seeking to develop policy for improving citizen political trust.

Yiping Li is head of a national social science research program “Environmental communication in the Perspectives of Public Environmental Management”(2017); the head of Guangzhou social science research program “Strategy for Constructing and Communicating Ecological City Brand for Guangzhou”(2017). She has lectured on media and politics, film and politics. Her current research interests include political communication in China, environmental democracy in China, media and politics. Her publications include The Political System of ASEAN Media (2004), Essence of International News in VOA: A textbook for international journalism (2010), a translation of Remaking Media: The struggle to democratize public communication (2010), Essential Readings in Communication Studies (edited, 2012), The Conflict of Environmental Values in Ecological Civilization in China, and over 40 academic papers and articles.