Nov 10, 2017

China agrees with Trump: American media can't be trusted

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The Global Times, a nationalist tabloid affiliated with the People's Daily, argues that generally the Chinese public holds a positive attitude toward the Trump.

Yes, but: The tabloid says this attitude was not easy to come by.

  • "[T]he initial impression of Trump was completely led by U.S. media reports. These absurd reports deeply influenced Chinese public opinion. It wasn't until his election victory that the Chinese public realized they had been cheated by the American media."
  • "Many leading US media outlets are now discredited among the Chinese public, partly because of their fake reports during the elections and subjective opposition against Trump," The Global Times writes.

Irony alert: Most leading U.S. media outlets are blocked in China so few Chinese can actually read them.

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