Posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping are plastered on a wall in Shanghai in March 2016. Photo: Chinatopix via AP Posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping are plastered on a wall in Shanghai in March 2016. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
Posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping are plastered on a wall in Shanghai in March 2016. Photo: Chinatopix via AP

How Beijing’s propaganda dents China’s image, rather than burnishes it

Chauncey Jung says the inconsistencies in messaging confuse others about China’s intent, while the strict censorship and jingoistic tone invite questions about the government’s credibility, both at home and abroad

Topic |   Xi Jinping
Posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping are plastered on a wall in Shanghai in March 2016. Photo: Chinatopix via AP Posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping are plastered on a wall in Shanghai in March 2016. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
Posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping are plastered on a wall in Shanghai in March 2016. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
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