fredag 26. februar 2021

China Launches All-Out Propaganda Campaign as Xi Jinping Claims Poverty is Over

The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is launching a nationwide propaganda effort ahead of the centenary of the party's founding on July 1, lauding general secretary Xi Jinping's "victory" over poverty and ordering officials to watch patriotic TV shows.

An employee of the CCP's official newspaper, the People's Daily, told RFA on condition of anonymity that party newspapers in all localities were recently instructed to work together withe central propaganda department to plan restropective features and special reports singing the CCP's praises. Local events will also be mandatory during the month surrounding the anniversary, the employee said.

"There will be events run by party committees and also mass public events to spread propaganda about party history," the employee said. "These will go on for more than a month."

Earlier this month, authorities in the northern port city of Tianjin ordered all party committees in public bodies and state-sector industry to organizing screenings of the patriotic TV series "Crossing the Yalu River," and to report back on the scheduling of these events by Feb. 18.