How China Hijacks The Global Media

Recent report deals the Chinese Communist Party's billion-dollar foreign propaganda and censorship efforts.
BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 16: A large screen displays United States President Joe Biden, left, and China's President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit as people walk by during the evening CCTV news broadcast outside a shopping mall on November 16, 2021 in Beijing, China. The two leaders met for more than three hours and discussed trade, climate change, Taiwan and other issues in what was their longest meeting since Biden was elected last year. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The Beijing’s Global Media Influence (BGMI) 2022 report by the international NGO Freedom House details evidence of how “the Chinese Communist Party devotes billions of dollars a year to its foreign propaganda and censorship efforts.”
  • Five primary CCP strategies are the focus of the report, which include: propaganda and promotion of preferred narratives; control over content-distribution infrastructure; open disinformation campaigns; dissemination of CCP norms and governance models; and censorship and intimidation.
  • Thirty countries were analyzed in the report and CCP influence in media was determined to be “very high” in Nigeria, the UK, the US, and Taiwan.

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