If you believe China’s propaganda, despite having the virus originate in their country, they somehow managed to fare better than almost any major nation on earth. As of today, the CCP claims only 4,636 deaths, a number so laughable that it should be dismissed completely out of hand. I mean, if you are going to lie, at least make it believable, right?
Despite that, the American media have spent little time questioning China’s obvious lies nor their probable responsibility in leaking the virus from a lab in Wuhan.
I want to discuss that issue, but I also want to talk about something bigger. Let’s use this “news” piece from CNN as an example. It’s written by two “reporters” who ostensibly do hard news on China and are based in Hong Kong (which the Chinese control).
"Within days, China will reach a staggering 1 billion doses in its Covid-19 vaccination drive — a scale and speed unrivaled by any other country in the world." Analysis by @Nectar_Gan & @lauraliuhe https://t.co/LB5WJYoEJ5
— CNN (@CNN) June 18, 2021
The article might as well have been penned by communist party officials. It’s full of glowing reviews of China’s handling of COVID, down to praising their governmental system as some kind of magic elixir against the virus and in distributing the vaccine.
For those still reluctant, China has a powerful tool in its arsenal: a top-down, one-party system that is all-encompassing in reach and forceful in action, and a sprawling bureaucracy that can be swiftly mobilized.
The top-down approach has been touted by officials as a strength of the Chinese system that helped curb the virus — and has again been deployed to accelerate inoculations.
That’s the kind of drivel you’d expect to see from one of those CCP-run Twitter accounts that constantly praise the superiority of the Chinese system. Yet, here we have two CNN-paid reporters who claim to be delivering an unbiased, realistic look at China. What we are actually getting is anything but.
Their article just gets worse from there. At no point do they mention the Chinese vaccine is garbage, with major COVID spikes happening right now in countries that relied on it. Shouldn’t that be the first thing mentioned in any piece talking about the Chinese vaccine? Instead, it’s completely skipped over. Further, the authors parrot CCP officials as if they are authoritative, bragging about the idea that China will “catch up” with the United States in vaccine distribution.
Now, I know I’m going to get accused of racism by bringing up the background of who the authors of this slobbering, CCP propaganda piece are. This isn’t about race, though. Rather, it’s about nationalism and ideology. These reporters could be South American in descent, but if they are based in Hong Kong and clearly spouting Chinese talking points in an American news outlet, it’s not hard to imagine what’s really going on. These are reporters in Chinese-controlled Hong Kong, which is not a free part of the world. If their work shows clear signs of CCP influence, then that’s probably because it’s being influenced by the CCP.
“The article might as well have been penned by communist party officials.”
And precisely WHAT leads you to believe it WASN’T?
“The top-down approach has been touted by officials as a strength of the Chinese system that helped curb the virus — and has again been deployed to accelerate inoculations.”
It’s called a “totalitarian police state dictatorship” and Democrats salivate at the idea of controlling one.
Similar to reporting right here in the US and the tally of cases and deaths due to COVID. It’s all been politicized and, sadly, none of the data can be taken at face value. Leftists lie. It’s their thing.
the review is self destructive in design. admitting at the end of a review that the author will be denounced is a glaring example of writer insecurity. In language, an importance difference exists between language competence and language performance. competence is the the born native knowledge and its use. Performance deals with the use of language in every-day conversation among people. linguists consists of semantics, and lexicon. unfortunately, these two become intertwined and both become terrorized by inept users.
propaganda is designed to educate, inform, terrorize, conquer and control the masses. ccp and russia are doing a good job in America. there are several excellent books on linguistics.