CNN’s Chinese Propaganda

A TV screen shows a live news broadcast of Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Shanghai, October 25, 2017. (Aly Song/Reuters)
Speaking truth to power apparently means toeing the Beijing line on COVID-19.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE ‘W ho controls the past controls the future,” wrote George Orwell in 1984. “Who controls the present controls the past.” In the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, many interested parties have attempted to rewrite recent events that are barely even history, much as happens in Orwell’s dystopian novel. These parties hope to cast in their own favor the still-congealing consensus about the sequence of events that led to the outbreak, its spread, and its severity.

The most brazen such efforts belong to the Chinese Communist Party, which is now reinterpreting recent events to exploit the outbreak that


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