Freedom House and The Hoover Institute of Stanford University have sent out warnings about the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) spreading its political propaganda through American media, and even pinpoint China Daily as the main Chinese propaganda agency.
U.S. Department of Justice records show that ‘China Daily’ has paid nearly $19 million to U.S. media companies over the past 4 years. According to the records, the Washington Post has received more than $4.6 million and The Wall Street Journal nearly $6 million since November 2016.
Content is structured to appear as news articles but usually contain a pro-Beijing spin on current news. For example, stories portray China’s persistent expansionist efforts in East Asia and Southeast Asia as China’s sovereign historical right with disregard for international treaties.
Among other US newspapers that have received payments are The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Des Moines Register, CQ Roll Call, The Los Angeles Times, The Seattle Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Chicago Tribune, The Houston Chronicle and The Boston Globe.
Chinese Senior Media Professional and Freelance Writer, Huang Jin-Qui, says, “The CCP brags in the international community trying to fool some people who do not know the real situation in China. Although it spends large amounts of money overseas to decorate itself, it (the CCP) is actually trying to cover up the rotten economy inside China.”
Hu Jian-Guo, Shanghai Human Rights Activist, adds, “The Chinese Communist Party spreads its corrupt culture by spending huge amounts of money in foreign countries. It advocates the so-called Money Diplomacy with the UN, the WHO, and South Africa and other countries. This Money Diplomacy actually bribes political leaders and officials from the UN and from the WHO with benefits and money so that they will speak out for the CCP and distort facts and the truth.”
The CCP contributes to numerous other institutions in the United States, including universities and even local school districts to curry favor and prioritize Chinese programs and to eliminate programs it considers obstacles to its agenda, thereby controlling educational choices that would otherwise be available to American students.
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