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China’s One-Sided Coverage of the Gaza War: “In Beijing, Only the Palestinians Suffer”

A media worker for China Central Television reporting on the Israeli bombing in Gaza. Image courtesy of CCTV via Phil Cunningham.

Chinese television coverage of the early stages of the war between Hamas and Israel appears to focus disproportionately on the suffering of Palestinians and very little on the victims of the fighting in Israel.

Phil Cunningham, creator of the China Story newsletter, tracked Monday night’s main news broadcast on CCTV1, China’s largest and most important national television network.

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