The Chinese Propaganda Machine


It is known that China maintains tight control of its media.  Censorship has become so extreme even corporations such as Google have refrained from doing business in China.  Now it appears China is trying to influence Westerners views of the country.  Below is page A3 from last Wednesday’s (6/27) Wall Street Journal.

This page is designed to look like part of the newspaper’s reporting with only a few small prints that say PAID ADVERTISING.  The articles make it a point to show that China has been extremely neighborly, has aided in resolving the Euro crisis and remains a storehouse for global economic growth.  What’s not to love right?

Only on closer inspection will you find that the article is paid for and published by China Daily, a national Chinese newspaper.  With this type of blatant manipulation of perception it is no surprise that many find the economic data and figures coming out of China to be suspect.




  1. China is up and coming.
    I, for one, welcome our Chinese overlords.

  2. Seems like the Sinophobia, though still present, is lessening…I wonder if the same perceptions will hold for China’s actions in Africa.


  1. […] Chinese long-term strategy can be seen all around us.  Our recent Blog post, The Chinese Propaganda Machine, highlights how China is trying to manipulate western perception of the country as darn right […]

  2. […] less than a week after our first publication, China Daily is back at it again. But, this time, they have increased their campaign to two full […]

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