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Mar 4, 2009

People's Daily = KNN

Michael Turton recently wrote on the reporting priorities of the Kuomintang News Network (KNN).

You will find a shocking coincidence if you look at three websites: the Taiwan section of the People's Daily, the organ of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party; KNN, the English propaganda site aimed at foreigners; and the Central Daily News, the KMT's Chinese-language propaganda organ.

All three are devoting their coverage almost exclusively to the Chen case (though the CDN is trying to cell the upcoming economic agreement as well).

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1 comment:

Tommy said...

I don't think this is surprising at all. Chen has long since been enemy number one of both the KMT and the CCP. It makes sense that both would focus on his trial as that trial diverts attention from the real sentiment of Taiwanese.

I remember reading in 2003 a little pre-election blurb in some Chinese political magazine that branded Chen as last-year's news and gleefully predicted he would be out of office soon. Both the KMT and the CCP now have their wettest and wildest dreams realised in this trial.