The well-known American think tank, the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, California, published a 213-page heavyweight report on November 29th – “China’s influence “Chinese Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance”, warning the CCP to fully infiltrate and manipulate the US government, universities, media, think tanks, enterprises and overseas Chinese.
The report was completed in one and a half years and was jointly published by 32 outstanding scholars on China issues. In terms of infiltration media, the report found that in addition to strengthening the English-speaking base of state-owned media in the United States, the Chinese authorities also eradicated or deteriorated many independent Chinese media that served Chinese Americans, and even smuggled new media such as Chinese websites.
“A major challenge for the United States is that China (the CCP) has successfully concealed its influence on the American media,” the report wrote.
The report uses 22 pages to introduce the Chinese Communist Party’s control over Chinese media in the United States, revealing how the Communist Party of China can guide its operations in overseas media terminals, support socialism with “Chinese characteristics”, and implement the CCP’s “reform and open” policy and opposition. (American) “hegemonism.” The report concludes that “in other words, they are against the Western ideology.”
In recent years, the Chinese (CCP) government has launched a campaign of “preempting the right to speak” in Western media and independent Chinese media. On the one hand, it has increased funds to support the rapid expansion of the official English media business of the Chinese Communist Party, and on the other hand, it has controlled overseas Chinese media and To prevent Western media from interviewing in China, the Chinese government is constantly filtering out reports of its “distorted and tarnished image” that it fears overseas.
Hoover’s report summarizes the CCP’s control of Chinese media in the United States into three categories: first, to vigorously support the expansion of the size of the Chinese state-owned media in the United States; and second, to directly control newspapers, television, or in the form of wholly-owned or owned shares. Broadcasting; third, using the commercial interests of the media on the mainland to influence its independence.
Give money to people. The Chinese state-owned media expands in the United States.
According to the report, it turns out that the CCP’s state-run media’s actions are “agile” in terms of penetrating the US media market. For example, China News Service (CNS), which plays an important role in influencing American independent Chinese media, is affiliated with the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council (China), and is currently sending to overseas Chinese media every day. Hundreds of reports from mainland China.
China News Service has more than 2,000 employees and 46 offices worldwide. Similarly, CCTV and Xinhua News Agency’s overseas expansion is also very rapid.
The report also named the Chinese media directly established by the Chinese Communist Party in the United States. Since the early 1990s, China News Service and the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office have sent editors of China News Service to the United States to establish Chinese TV stations – SinoVision and Chinese newspaper “Qiao Bao”. In the same period, Shanghai’s Xinmin Evening News also sent people to the United States to establish the US version.
The CCP’s above-mentioned move is part of reviving its negative overseas image triggered by the crackdown on Tiananmen Square protests on June 4, 1989.
First of all, the CCP officially provides personnel and financial support for these media. The report pointed out that the development of “American Chinese TV” and “Qiao Bao” demonstrated the CCP’s efforts to lead the Chinese media in the United States.
“American Chinese TV”, “Qiao Bao” and “Sino America Times” belong to the American Culture and Media Group. The report quoted the sources of the three companies as saying that the Chinese (China) Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council established these companies in the early 1990s, but it hides the information that the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office provides financial support for these companies.
In addition, the heads of these companies are directly appointed by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office or approved by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, and most of the executives who are engaged in business are either editors or reporters of China News Service or staff of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office.
For example, the US “Qiao Bao” is divided into two departments: the US West Overseas Chinese Newspaper and the US East Overseas Chinese Newspaper. The president of the US-China Overseas Chinese News is also the chairman of the board of the Rhythm Media Group, which consists of the Overseas Chinese News and other media organizations, including Seattle Radio. Before going to the United States, the president had worked as a reporter for China News Service for many years and founded the Meixi Overseas Chinese Newspaper in the 1990s.
And the role of these Chinese state-owned media in the United States is to serve the CCP. In August 2015, China News Service published an article by Yu Jiang, President of the Overseas Chinese News (titled “The Opportunities and Challenges Faced by Cross-Regional Development of the Overseas Chinese Newspaper”). The self-reported “Qiao Bao” is the CCP’s strengthening of “soft power”. And part of the effort against Western “media hegemony.”
“As an important supplement to China’s overall external publicity, overseas Chinese media are increasingly receiving the attention of the Chinese (CCP) government… In this context, the “Qiao Bao” faces a rare opportunity for development.” You Jiang wrote.
“Qiao Bao” is the only newspaper in the United States that is printed in simplified Chinese. The goal is to attract Chinese immigrants who have settled overseas. Almost all Chinese news reports, Sino-US relations, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other important articles for the CCP come directly from The official media or website of the Chinese Communist Party, including CCTV, Xinhua News Agency and People’s Daily.
In-house editor I-Der Jeng said in an e-mail interview with the US Foreign Policy magazine that the Qiaobao did not receive editorial instructions from Beijing. However, many of its reporters and editors are from China.
“US Chinese TV” is the main Chinese TV organization in the United States. It was established in 1990 and is also part of the CCP’s first establishment of a publicity network in the United States.
The report quoted Wang Ai Bing, the former chief female host of “American Chinese TV”, and mentioned that the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council allocated 800,000 US dollars (initial) to “US Chinese TV” every year, and then the subsidy increased to 2 million to 3 million per year. Between the dollars.
The indictment circulating on the Internet is the corruption problem that Wang accused of “American Chinese TV”. The payment was Wang Ai Bing in 2011, and he was the director of the Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs. However, the allegations of corruption in “Chinese-English TV” and the subsidy of the Chinese government have not been confirmed.