Follow CGSP on Social Media

Listen to the CGSP Podcast

Assessing the Impact of Chinese Media Influence in Africa

China's media presence in Africa is far more pervasive today than it was a decade ago, but not in the conventional way. Very few people consume China's traditional media offerings on the continent but millions, often unaware, engage with Chinese-produced messaging ...

China-Linked Group Involved in Hamas-Israel Misinformation Campaign, Expert Says

A China-linked cyber organization has been attempting to criticize the Biden administration’s efforts relating to the ongoing Hamas-Israel conflict, according to John Hultquist, chief analyst at Google Cloud’s Mandiant Intelligence division. At the same time, Chinese state media have been promoting unsubstantiated ...

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 ...

China’s Tactics and Methods to Influence African Media

Confucius Institutes (CIs) were once known only for teaching Mandarin language and culture classes but the organization's mission has evolved recently to now include "training" sessions for African journalists on how to cover China. CIs ...

Report: Suspected Chinese State-Backed Disinformation Campaign Targeting Latin America Detected

Suspected Chinese state-backed entities launched a series of Twitter accounts to disseminate pro-China messaging to audiences in several Latin American countries, including Paraguay, Costa Rica, Chile and Brazil, among others, according to the findings in a new report published by the U.S.-based cyber intelligence firm Nisos.

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Joint Battlefield Training to Raise Pressure in South China Sea

The U.S. military will reportedly introduce joint combat training with the Philippines in June. Major General Marcus Evans, commander of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division, told the Associated Press that the training would increase the Philippine army’s ability to fight in challenging jungle conditions.
The training will run from June 1 to 10. At Manila’s request, the training will be held in Philippine territory for the first time. It will involve about 2,000 people ...

Arab League Officials Tour Xinjiang to See How China “Respects and Safeguards Human Rights”

A 34-member delegation from the Arab League spent four days last week touring Xinjiang as part of a junket organized by the Chinese government. Chinese propaganda said the visit was specifically intended to refute Western media accusations about the well-documented mass incarceration ...

China’s Mixed Success With Media Influence in Africa

Although now more than a decade old, China's large media presence in Africa remains poorly understood on the continent and by most foreign observers. While investment to expand TV broadcaster CGTN, China Daily and China Radio International's footprint on the continent ...

Botched U.S. Evacuation From Sudan Turns Into Propaganda Victory For China

One of China's most senior diplomats in Africa, Ambassador Chen Xiaodong in South Africa, took to Twitter to brag that once again, his country seemingly outperformed the United States in evacuating its nationals from a conflict zone in North Africa. Chen's Tweet was ...

Awards for Online Influencers From Global South Countries Who “Tell Good China Stories”

Chinese propaganda authorities recognized seven online content influencers from various countries around the world, including Cameroon and Iran for their contributions to "presenting a true, panoramic view of China." The awards were given on Friday at the inaugural China Storyteller ...

China Leverages African Media Outlets to Hit Back on Debt

Emerging Chinese government messaging on debt is now showing up in African publications via state-owned media outlets like Xinhua. This comes as Beijing is increasingly focusing on the role of Western lenders in Global South debt distress.   WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? China ...
Page 1 of 101210