The Complete Success of China’s Propaganda Work is an Absolute Nightmare of the Chinese and World Communities

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President Xi Jinping says China’s propaganda work has been “absolutely correct” as he addresses a national conference on publicity and ideological work held in Beijing on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Xi’s remarks can be summarized as “raise the red flag high, win the people’s hearts, bring up a new generation, uphold traditional culture, and improve global image”.

Xi underlined holding high the banner of Marxism and socialism with Chinese characteristics. He says, “unity of thinking and gathering strength is the central part of publicity and ideological work,” stressing the importance of taking a firm hold on maintaining the right tone in public communication to boost morale and raise people’s spirits in the Party and across the country.

CCP has been a master in extreme propaganda. During the Cultural Revolution, propaganda was crucial to the formation and promotion of the cult of personality centered around Chairman Mao Zedong, as well as mobilizing popular participation in national campaigns that caused the lives of millions of innocent citizens.

Instead of using the negative term “propaganda”, Chinese government uses “publicity” with a more neutral connotation, despite the fact that its propaganda system is most of the time politically damaging, humanely violent and culturally destructive.

President Xi praises the national ideological work saying, “Practice has proved that policy-making of the party centre on propaganda and ideological work is completely correct, and the broad masses of officials on the propaganda and ideological front are completely trustworthy.”

The Chinese government has used its evaluations of historical, public figures as a means of communicating to the public, labeling public figures either as villains or heroes, leaving little room for interpretation. Anyone with ideas away from this should go into “ideological remolding” or “thought reform”.

Since it came to power in 1949, CCP has caused complete devastation to colorful Chinese traditions. While ostensibly aspiring to a “Communist utopia,” it advocates so-called “keeping the essence and discarding the dregs”.

Xi added, “Superior traditional culture has been widely promoted, mainstream public opinion has been continuously consolidated and expanded, cultural self-confidence has been highlighted, national cultural soft power and Chinese cultural influence have been greatly enhanced.”

Since 2005, President Hu Jintao has promoted a “soft power initiative”, aimed at increasing China’s influence overseas through cultural and language programs. The “Grand External Propaganda Strategy” initiated in 2009 is a government project budgeted at 45 billion Yuan. That follows the setting up of hundreds of Confucius Institutes globally, “an important channel to glorify Chinese culture, to help Chinese culture spread to the world”.

China has approved the creation of one of the world’s largest propaganda machines as it looks to improve its global image and the new broadcaster will be called “Voice of China.”

The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party, explained in an article published in March that Voice of China “is the combination of China Central Television (including China Global Television Network), China National Radio, and China Radio International, and it will serve as an institution directly under the State Council.”

“We will improve our ability to engage in international communication so as to tell China’s stories well, make the voice of China heard, and present a true, multi-dimensional, and panoramic view of China to the world,” President Xi said yesterday.

China’s censorship has been notorious. CCP has a long history of fooling the public around with fake news, covering up the truth. The Chinese government regularly uses fake social media accounts and posts to attempt to shape online dialogues and steer discussions away from sensitive topics.

China shut as many as 128,000 websites that contained obscene and other “harmful” information in 2017, Xinhua reported in January, citing government data.

“Despite strict censorship, China has a fairly lively online community of bloggers, who frequently respond to news with humorous – and sometimes risqué – sketches and short videos, although they often see their posts being taken down,” according to Reuters.

As always at the conference, Xi emphasized enhancing the overall Party leadership in publicity and ideological work.

With the most powerful propaganda mechanics like the sophisticated Nazi propaganda machine 100 years ago, the Chinese regime has successfully made use of modern mass propaganda techniques, adapting them to the needs of a country which had a largely rural and illiterate population. It has done it “beautifully” in China, and now it wants to do that again across the globe, poisoning more people.

Those arrogant Communist leaders have under-estimated the power of truth and righteousness. Besides we live in a different world now. This is a time of “We Media” for free speech. This is no longer a time of “cover-ups”, obscenity or “masturbation”.

As a matter of fact, if you tested the hearts of all the CCP Politburo members, none of them would truly believe in Communism or Marxism, including Xi himself.

The Chinese “absolutely correct” propaganda will soon be the joke of a century.

By Cloudy Seagail

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