The avatar of Chang An Jian, a social media account run by the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission. Photo: Weibo

How official Chinese propaganda is adapting to the social media age as disaffection spreads among millennials

  • Communist Party’s official outlets scouring country for new media specialists to reach 800 million web users and squeeze out ‘undesirable influences’
  • Growing disaffection among younger generations prompts party outlets to cut back on Communist jargon in effort to ‘reach people’s hearts’
Topic |   Censorship in China

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The avatar of Chang An Jian, a social media account run by the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission. Photo: Weibo
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William Zheng

William Zheng

William Zheng is a veteran journalist who has served and led major Hong Kong and Singaporean media organisations in his 20-year career, covering greater China. He is now a news editor on the China desk at the South China Morning Post.