By Tenzin Tsultrim Asia Times 29 May 2021
The release last week of a white paper on Tibet is an attempt by the Communist Party of China to whitewash the ground reality through propaganda.
Since the birth of the CPC, propaganda has been one of its most powerful tools. From Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping, propaganda has always been an integral part of their control of public opinion and elevate their status to cult-like figures among the masses in China.
In short, propaganda is central to the operation of the Chinese system of government. With the coming of Xi and his use of sophisticated technology, it has now become what Patricia Thornton of Oxford University aptly calls the “technocratic engineering of public opinion.”
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