caption Four-year-old Abduleziz Tohti and his father, Abdurahman Tohti. source Abdurahman Tohti via Uyghur Bulletin/Twitter China is waging an unprecedented crackdown on the Uighurs, a majority-Muslim ethnic group in the western region of Xinjiang, China. Authorities are suspected of detaining up to 2 million people in the region and sending their children to state-run orphanages. Abdurahman Tohti, a 30-year-old Uighur man living in Turkey, hasn’t heard from his wife and kids since they disappeared after a visit to Xinjiang in 2016. Last month he saw a video of his 4-year-old son, Abduleziz, in what appeared to be a video filmed inside a state-run Chinese orphanage. He has taken the unusual step of discussing his missing family with INSIDER because he’s “ready for any consequences … I lost everything.” China justifies the orphanages as a way to lift children from poverty and stop them from … [Read more...] about This man’s family vanished in China’s most oppressed region. Last month he saw his son for the first time in 2 years, in a Chinese propaganda video.
Josh Funk, Ap Business Writer Updated 8:24 am CDT, Saturday, October 20, 2018 This Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, photo shows a copy of the four-page advertising section Chinawatch along with a copy of The Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. China's propaganda machine has taken aim at American soybean farmers as part of its high-stakes trade war with the Trump administration. The publication last month of the four-page advertising section in the Register opened a new battle line in China's effort to break the administration's resolve. less This Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, photo shows a copy of the four-page advertising section Chinawatch along with a copy of The Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. China's propaganda machine has taken aim at ... more Photo: Charlie Neibergall, AP This Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, photo shows a copy of the four-page advertising section Chinawatch along with a copy of The Des Moines … [Read more...] about Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America
Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping demanded his officials “reject the vulgar, the base and the kitsch” on the internet during a two-day meeting on how to improve state-sponsored propaganda, government media reported Wednesday. According to Reuters, which cites the original Chinese language report on the meeting at Xinhua, the state news agency, Xi Jinping insisted that the internet must be “clean and righteous,” devoid of content that upsets the Communist Party’s preferences.The remarks reflect a years-old policy under Xi of censoring political criticism, Western culture, and anything that could lead to Chinese people questioning the wisdom of their leadership. Xi has struggled to contain online criticism, which has grown on social media since he announced an end to presidential term limits in February. Criticism has risen to unprecedented levels on social media following the revelation that a Chinese biotech corporation deliberately sold … [Read more...] about Xi Jinping Urges ‘Unity of Thinking’ and End to ‘Vulgar’ Internet in Propaganda Conference
The official newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the People’s Daily, condemned “pompous” and “incredibly exaggerated” pro-Chinese propaganda in the country, reporting that CPC leader Xi Jinping has ordered state media outlets to temper their language. The People’s Daily, the Global Times, Xinhua, and other state publications have for years published stories inflating Xi’s achievements, proclaiming the superiority of traditional Chinese culture and condemning the United States and the West in general for characteristics ranging from defense of free speech to support for multi-party republican regimes.“News written in a pompous style, represented by such expressions as ‘on your knees,’ ‘cry your eyes out,’ ‘scared silly’ have been all the rage recently,” the People’s Daily noted on Tuesday in a piece whose title asks, “Are We Still Confident in … [Read more...] about Xi Jinping Orders End to ‘Pompous,’ ‘Blindly Optimistic’ Chinese Propaganda
Erika Kinetz and Elias Meseret, Associated Press Updated 2:06 am, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Now Playing: 'Amazing China' is a new state-sponsored documentary that articulates a message of how China would like to be seen as it pursues President Xi Jinping's vision of a globally resurgent nation, against a reality that doesn't always measure up. (May 2) Media: Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) — A Chinese company that manufactured Ivanka Trump shoes and has been accused of serious labor abuses is being celebrated in a blockbuster propaganda film for extending China's influence around the globe. The state-backed documentary "Amazing China" portrays the Huajian Group as a beneficent force spreading prosperity — in this case, by hiring thousands of Ethiopians at wages a fraction of what they'd have to pay in China. But in Ethiopia, Huajian workers told The Associated Press they work without safety equipment for pay so low they can barely make ends meet. … [Read more...] about Fiction or Fact? Hit film shows power of Chinese propaganda