China’s state-run media attacks on the United States are the essence of hypocrisy.
China’s General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) regulates and administers state-run print, news, and internet enterprises. All such outlets are carefully managed to ensure that all information conveyed echoes the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) narratives, policies, and diktats, especially those proclaimed by Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
GAPP uses coercion to ensure consistent CCP-endorsed messaging. The Council on Foreign Relations reported that GAPP “uses libel lawsuits, arrests, and other means to force Chinese journalists and media organizations to censor themselves.” Furthermore, GAPP manages the “Great Firewall,” which blocks virtually all foreign websites and social media, such as Facebook and Instagram, to ensure “purity of domestic content” from a communist point of view….