Did you know that:
- There were no flaws and no repression during the Chinese Communist Party’s response to the coronavirus. In fact, the CCP’s response was brilliant.
- Tibetans do not live under massive state repression. In fact, they have enjoyed decades of development and democratic reform.
- Some two million Uyghurs are not being held in massive prison camps. In fact, these prisons are just training centres that offer “hope”.
You can be forgiven for not “knowing” these things. They aren’t true.
Yet this CCP propaganda finds its way into newspapers distributed around the world.
Two examples can be found in shops near to you:
- China Watch appears in several newspapers around the world, including the Wall Street Journal. China Watch is a digest of reports from China Daily, a propaganda mouthpiece of the CCP.
- Content branded “China Focus” has appeared inside the print edition of the Economist, straight from the Beijing Review, another CCP-controlled propaganda outlet.
The paid content in these supplements is nothing less than a deliberate attempt by the CCP to promote itself to an international audience and deflect attention from its human rights abuses.
UPDATE: After successful campaigning by Free Tibet, the Economist has now ended its ties with Beijing Review. Our campaign to stop the spread of CCP lies continues - help us tell the Wall Street Journal to drop their CCP propaganda next. Sign our petition here.
Several newspapers have finally taken action – the New York Times and Washington Post have dropped China Watch from the print and online editions, having run such articles in the past. Now the Telegraph (one of the UK’s “Big Three” newspapers), and the Economist have done the same after Free Tibet targeted them.
We are urging the Wall Street Journal to follow suit.
The CCP’s deception has led to the spread of misery in Tibet and now of a pandemic across China and the rest of the world. Let’s say NO to the spread of CCP propaganda. Contact the editor of the Wall Street Journal today, urging them to take action.
The Economist ends ties with Beijing Review
The Economist newspaper appears to have quietly dropped regular advertisements features which were previously paid for by Chinese state media, after successful campaigning by Free Tibet and the International Tibet Network.
Read more here.