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China’s Two-Pronged Response to War in the Middle East: Officially Stay Neutral, Unofficially Blame U.S./Israel

China is under mounting international pressure to articulate a more forceful response to the war between Israel and Hamas that started over the weekend. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning faced a barrage of questions from both domestic and international journalists at ...

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

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 ...

Chinese World Cup Broadcast Doesn’t Show Maskless Crowds

When Chinese football fans turned on their TVs to watch World Cup matches from Qatar, there was a sense of disbelief over how tens of thousands of maskless fans were all packed together in stadiums while millions of Chinese compatriots at home are still confined ...