Zilun Lin: Does transparency work in autocracies? Pollution disclosure and manipulative governance in China
Zilun explores how environmental transparency in Chinese cities have worsened accountability instead of improving it.
Jacob Reid: Viral News: Examining the online news media’s impact on people’s attitudes during the covid-19 pandemic in the UK.
Jacob studies the impact of online news websites on people’s attitudes and behaviour during the covid-19 pandemic
Xilin Fan: Chinese Nationalism in Covid: Trend, topics and the effect of lockdown.
This thesis explores the trend and topics of Chinese nationalism throughout 3 years of Covid using a large-scale original dataset of Weibo posts.