Chinese state media paid millions of US newspapers for advertising campaign: report


Several American newspapers have reportedly received millions of dollars in the past six months from a news agency controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.

The China Daily paid more than $ 1.6 million to the Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, TIME Magazine and Foreign Policy Magazine for advertising campaigns, according to the Department of Justice. disclosures first reported by the Free Washington Beacon.

The breakdown of the $ 1.6 million is as follows: $ 700,000 for TIME, $ 272,000 for the Los Angeles Times, $ 291,000 for Foreign Policy magazine and $ 371,577 for the Financial Times. He has also paid over $ 1 million to major newspapers, including the Boston Globe, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune, to print copies of his publications,

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This is not the first time that American newspapers have accepted money from organizations supported by the Chinese Communist Party. Major newspapers like the New York Times and the Washington Post have ended their relationship with the China Daily after critics complained about running Chinese state propaganda.

The China Daily often paid US publications to include inserts titled “China Watch,” which portrayed the Chinese government and China in a positive light disguised as normal newspaper articles.

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The financial relationship between major U.S. news outlets and Chinese state-backed groups comes as many mainstream journalists admit the theory that the coronavirus originated from a Wuhan lab is credible, after months in the process. having labeled it as a “conspiracy theory”.

When former President Donald Trump and his administration suggested this theory was credible, many journalists dismissed the claims as political and Trump’s way of blaming the Chinese government. Now reporters admit that while the Trump administration may be right, Trump bore responsibility for journalists’ skepticism and the theory’s immediate rejection.


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