Truth Frequency Radio
Nov 06, 2013

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The Chinese government has moved from censoring Chinese media to attempting to control media organizations outside the communist nation.

A new study by the Center for International Media Assistance has found that, over the last five years, China’s media restrictions have begun to seriously affect the reportage and operations of international organizations.

As China’s international political and economic power has grown, so has international coverage. The number of foreign correspondents in the country has nearly doubled since 2002. As a result, the Chinese government has moved to use its increased clout to control international opinion and reportage.

“The Communist Party thinks it’s now powerful enough to intimidate [non-Chinese], from business people to diplomats to academics and journalists, and it’s willing to throw its weight around,” veteran China reporter Paul Mooney  said.  “It has learned that this often works and is willing to do anything to protect its image and stop negative news from being reported.”