Chinese Communist Party Propaganda Outlet Paid U.S. Newspapers Millions for Advertorials

Nick Kangadis | November 24, 2020
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Propagandists gonna propagandize. Leave it to the radical press in this country to take money from a literal communist government and allow their propaganda to influence people in the U.S. Money talks, folks.

The Daily Caller reported that a Chinese Communist Party English-language newspaper, China Daily, has spent millions of dollars over the past few years to print propaganda pieces disguised as advertisements.

According to the Daily Caller:

China Daily paid The Wall Street Journal more than $85,000 and the Los Angeles Times $340,000 for advertising campaigns between May and October 2020, according to a disclosure that the propaganda mill filed this week with the Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

China Daily also paid Foreign Policy magazine $100,000, The Financial Times, a U.K.-based newspaper, $223,710, and $132,046 to the Canadian outlet Globe & Mail for advertising campaigns, according to the filing.

The Beijing-based outlet paid several newspaper companies a total of $1,154,666 for printing costs, including $110,000 to the Los Angeles Times, $92,000 to The Houston Chronicle and $76,000 to The Boston Globe.

The newspaper in question is controlled by the Chinese government’s State Council Information Office, which is its propaganda agency.

China Daily paid millions of dollars to both The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal between “late 2016 through October 2019.” according to a June FARA disclosure.

According to an August article from the Washington Free Beacon, the New York Times deleted hundreds of advertorials paid for by the Chinese Communist Party. A spokesperson for the Times said the outlet made the move as result of a decision to stop running “state-run media.”

Why were they running it in the first place? It’s especially troubling because the “state-run media” was property of a foreign adversary.

For too long, and with the knowledge of U.S. leaders, China has been allowed to run roughshod over much of the world, including the U.S. China needs to be recognized as the danger they are to the planet.