Tweets by US President Donald Trump have left China’s propaganda machine flat-footed. Photo: TNS

How Donald Trump’s tweets outgunned China’s heavy media weapons in the trade war publicity battle

  • Beijing’s tightly controlled propaganda apparatus has been no match for the US president’s information leaks
  • China’s decades-long preference for secrecy over transparency was not able to keep up as the US took the offensive and dictated the narrative
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Tweets by US President Donald Trump have left China’s propaganda machine flat-footed. Photo: TNS
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