This article highlights and explores central features of the media representation of the changing Chinese economy in the 21st century and posits a hypothesis of inference concerning the interaction between mediated commentaries of international economies within the context of globalisation. These inferences are threefold: firstly, contrary to expectation, the visibility of nations within the Western network of global mediation is largely unrelated to financial performance; secondly, the growth of militarism is an indicator of financial stress; and thirdly, that structural changes in the Chinese economy reconfigure the relationship between Chinese nationalism and globalisation. The methodology employed in this essay is qualitative and analytical. It is based on inductive and deductive inferences following from interpretative and critical readings of business, communication and humanities literatures derived from both print-based and internet searches.
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