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Books: How Beijing targets media in global influence operations

Australia and U.S. serve among many examples of growing Chinese media control

A screen advertising China's state-run Xinhua News Agency is seen in New York's Times Square in March 2020.    © Reuters

This is the second of two edited excerpts from the new book by author and analyst Joshua Kurlantzick, "Beijing's Global Media Offensive: China's Uneven Campaign to Influence Asia and the World (OUP, Dec. 2022). The first excerpt with the author's introduction ran in Nikkei Asia on Feb. 4.

In addition to targeting overseas universities and the Chinese diaspora as part of its influence operations, Beijing is attempting to wield greater control over the Chinese-language media in Asia and other parts of the world. It has tried to bolster its influence with journalists in Southeast Asia and other developing regions by conducting large numbers of training programs.

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