China is a big country with mass population. In the time of “information explosion”, how to solve the problem of communication of various knowledge and information in China is an urgent task. However, before policv makers make any decision, it is important for them and the public to know about the situations of public communication of science and technology in China. This paper analyses several characteristics in this area mainly from two perspectives. 1) Changes are taking place in means of public communication of science and technology in China. Traditional media are replacing by modern ones. 2) There are obviously big differences among diverse social groups in the process of science communication. For example, male and female, people from western, eastern and central areas, people from urban and rural areas, etc.

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Some characteristics of public communication of science and technology in CHINA

Lin Yin   China Research Institute for Science Popularization

China is a big country with mass population. In the time of “information explosion”, how to solve the problem of communication of various knowledge and information in China is an urgent task. However, before policv makers make any decision, it is important for them and the public to know about the situations of public communication of science and technology in China. This paper analyses several characteristics in this area mainly from two perspectives. 1) Changes are taking place in means of public communication of science and technology in China. Traditional media are replacing by modern ones. 2) There are obviously big differences among diverse social groups in the process of science communication. For example, male and female, people from western, eastern and central areas, people from urban and rural areas, etc.

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