The Transformation of Internet Media Governance: Live Streaming in China

11th October 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
University of Westminster
309 Regent St
Marylebone, London W1B 2HT
The Transformation of Internet Media Governance: Live Streaming in China @ University of Westminster | England | United Kingdom

Yu-li Liu (National Chengchi University, Taiwan) – The Transformation of Internet Media Governance: Live Streaming in China

In the past ten years, online media have had an increasing impact on traditional media. With the development of mobile internet technology, not only the boundary between telecommunications and media is gradually disappearing, but also the boundary between viewers and content producers is becoming increasingly blurred. Live streaming exactly reflects this trend. Since 2015, live streaming platforms in China have developed from a few niche media to popular media and now involve more than 300 million users and 500 registered companies.

In China, media is considered to be an important instrument for maintaining the nation’s culture, social order and national stability. Therefore, it cannot be separated from political propaganda. This is why the Chinese government has been so concerned with the influence of media, including live streaming. In this talk, Professor Liu will examine whether the current model of internet media governance is still a good model for regulating live streaming services in China and she will look at alternative models for regulation.


Professor Liu is a Distinguished Professor of Communications at National Chengchi University (NCCU) in Taiwan. She earned her PhD in telecommunications at Indiana University in 1992. She has been teaching at NCCU for 26 years and served as VP for Research and Development. Professor Liu was a Fulbright scholar and Visiting Professor at a number of universities in different countries.

Her research interests include digital broadcasting, telecom and media law and regulation, IPTV and mobile TV, convergence, big data, telecommunications and media management. She has published numerous books on these topics. Professor Liu has received grants from the US Fulbright Foundation, Interchange Association of Japan and Taiwan’s National Science Council for her research. She has served as President of the Chinese Communication Association and the Taiwan Communication Society.