Washington DC [US], July 3 (ANI): China Daily, a Chinese propaganda outlet, has paid millions of dollars to prominent US newspapers and magazines in the last six months to buy media influence. .. The state-owned English newspaper China Daily has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to prominent American publications such as Time and Foreign
Washington DC [US], July 3 (ANI): China Daily, a Chinese propaganda outlet, has paid millions of dollars to prominent US newspapers and magazines in the last six months to buy media influence. ..
The state-owned English newspaper China Daily has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to prominent American publications such as Time and Foreign Policy in six months, according to the Justice Department’s disclosure.
Time magazine was paid US $ 700,000. US $ 371,577 to the Financial Times. US $ 291,000 in Foreign Policy magazine. US $ 272,000 to the Los Angeles Times. And over US $ 1 million to others.
Last month, The Daily Caller reported that the Chinese Communist Party-controlled China Daily has paid more than US $ 4.6 million to the Washington Post and nearly US $ 6 million to The Wall Street Journal since November 2016.
Both newspapers reportedly issued a paid supplement called “China Watch” created by China Daily. Inserts are designed to look like real news articles, but often contain pro-Beijing spins of modern news events.
According to the Justice Department, China Daily also paid for ads in several other newspapers, including The New York Times (US $ 50,000), Foreign Policy (US $ 240,000), The Des Moines Register (US $ 34,600), and CQ Roll Call. (USD76,000).
We spent a total of $ 11,002,628 on advertising in US newspapers and an additional $ 265,822 on advertising on Twitter.
For years, the Justice Department has required China Daily to disclose its semi-annual activities under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The latest filing filed by China Daily on June 1st is the first to include a detailed breakdown of payments to the US press. The outlet has disclosed these expenditures for the period from November 2016 to April 2020.
The Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, and The Boston Globe are all listed as China Daily clients. According to FARA filings, the Chinese retailer paid the Los Angeles Times $ 657,523 for printing services.
The Democratization Promotion Group has long warned that the Chinese government is trying to promote propaganda through the US press.
This report is coming at a time when China Daily and other Beijing-controlled propaganda media are under close scrutiny due to a coronavirus pandemic.
Chinese government officials have sought to divert responsibility for the spread of the virus to the United States and other Western nations. Many government-controlled institutions, including China Daily, reflect the issues of Chinese leaders. (ANI)