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China Launches Full-Scale Media Blitz in Africa to Counter Mounting U.S-European Pressure on Xinjiang

TWEET TRANSLATION: Chinese Foreign Ministry responds to accusations by Western countries and media `bout the "forced labor" exists in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China.

China’s propaganda strategists launched a full-scale campaign in print, broadcast and social media to rebut allegations of genocide and widespread human rights violations in Xinjiang. The effort is especially noticeable in Africa where over the past 24 hours, Chinese diplomatic Twitter accounts are now filled with anti-Western statements and re-posts of content produced by state media outlets like People’s Daily and CGTN.

The key message that Chinese officials are trying to convey is that the well-documented accusations that up to a million Ugyurs have been forcibly interned are spurious and put forth by Western media, governments, and human rights organizations that are all hostile to China.

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