Int Adv Econ Res (2018) 24:101–103 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11294-018-9668-x RESEARCH NOTE Internet and Public Spending: Evidence from the Case of China 1 2 Chengkui Liu & Yuanyuan Chen Published online: 13 February 2018 International Atlantic Economic Society 2018 . . . JEL D80 H50 L60 O53 The goal of this paper is to empirically evaluate the impact of a modern and popular medium, the Internet, on public spending in China. Media include a set of social relations that interact with new technology (Hardt 1979). They can bind society together, give leadership to the public, help establish a public sphere, and provide an exchange of ideas between leaders and the masses (Campbell 2011). These functions have been utilized in many aspects of life. One of them is that when politicians run campaigns for themselves, lots of advertisements appear in their polling places. The advertisements can be on colorful posters on lawns, on the radio, or on television. With technology developing, households can easily obtain information on a candidate from the Internet. The Internet surpasses traditional media in a way that promotes informa- tion interaction and, therefore, allows immediate two-way and one-to-many communi- cations between senders and receivers of media messages (Campbell 2011).
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