The Chinese do not view it as a zero-sum game in the manner of the Cold War.
The notion that justice is a zero-sum game, that any gains won by one group come at the expense of another, is nonsense.
Yet the function of blogging in a big-media context is not a zero-sum game.
|zero-sum game |
A game in which the sum of the winnings by all the players is zero. In a zero-sum game, a gain by one player must be matched by a loss by another player. Poker is a zero-sum game if the house does not take a cut as a charge for playing.
A game in which the winnings of some players must equal the losses of the others. Zero-sum games are mentioned in a political context when it is believed that resources are limited, and every decision will produce both winners and losers. In such situations, political decisions will be made on the basis of trade-offs between competing interests.