US designates six more Chinese media outlets as foreign missions

US tightens rules on more Chinese media organisations, saying they are propaganda outlets for the Chinese state.

Has the US given any examples of this propaganda?

I would really like to know whether they have said specifically what they are objecting to, as they did with their allegations against the Internet Research Agency.

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    It was made clear that those media companies were "substantially owned, or effectively controlled by a foreign government". The word "propaganda" can simply mean "governement communication", so in a sense anything they write is propaganda. Propaganda is rarely untrue, since people are better fooled by leaving out inconvenient facts, rather than making up false ones. – makelemonade Oct 25 '20 at 1:16
  • @makelemonade but in order to operate as propaganda, in the US, wouldn't they have to be known to the US public? Has anyone in the West ever heard of Yicai Global, Jiefang Daily, the Xinmin Evening News, Social Sciences in China Press, the Beijing Review, and the Economic Daily??? – Italian Philosophers 4 Monica Oct 27 '20 at 20:36
  • No, but they are all well-known in China. I presume the US govt takes issue with them because they conduct soft intelligence gathering, not because they are publishing widely in the US. Of course, their output is still propaganda. FYI it's usually "China Social Science Press"... don't know why they mangled the words in the press release ;) – makelemonade Oct 27 '20 at 22:18
  • @Italian Philosophers 4 Monica Well apart from Yicai Gobal - which now partners with Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Nikkei and other global media services to syndicate Chinese news globally - so they would have genuine reach in the US. – makelemonade Oct 27 '20 at 22:33
  • @Italian Philosophers 4 Monica Yicai is owned by Shanghai Media Group which is a huge state owned media company (and was the Chinese local partner for Kung Fu Panda 3). – makelemonade Oct 27 '20 at 22:38

Being those media outlets owned by the chinese state its quite like in russia where the info spread is very biased.

and there's also many reports on china bribing foreign jornalists to spread there propaganda outside china as you can see for example in hte links:




  • Point 1 is presumably true, but OP is asking for more detail on that. As they said in a comment: "they seem to be claiming that anything state-owned is propaganda, but I want to know if they specified anything objectionable". As for point 2, that seems to be a completely separate issue that's not relevant to the question. – divibisan May 5 at 18:44
  • if they are paying, bribing, foreign people to do that how can we expect they to not be doing on the media they own? . its widely know that weibo/qqzone Chinese microblogging's are highly censored/moderated by the state and only have good views about the pcc because anything against is silenced. the thing is, even if that ranges a bit off if we try to be highly specific here, this broader scenario corroborate their usual behavior in how they deal with media/information. – bigubr May 5 at 19:02

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