China has been using a variety of methods to infuse foreign news reports with a pro-China bias, as journalists Louisa Lim and Julia Bergin explain in this piece for The Guardian. The article is well-researched and enlightening, although a bit light on the fact that even Western reporting on China can be – and often is – biased. Nonetheless, Lim and Bergin’s five-month investigation provides an invaluable glimpse into the new world of information warfare.
In this summary, you will learn
- How China seeks to influence foreign news reports and
- What China’s propaganda strategy seeks to accomplish.
About the Authors
Louisa Lim is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne. Julia Bergin is researcher for The Little Red Podcast.