The Xuexi Qiangguo app serves as a news aggregation platform for articles, short video clips and documentaries about President Xi Jinping’s political philosophy. Photo: Xinhua

China’s most popular app is a propaganda tool teaching Xi Jinping Thought

  • The Xuexi Qiangguo app is now the most downloaded item on Apple’s App Store in China
  • Released by China’s Communist Party, the app is helping cadres learn more about its political doctrine
Topic |   Apps

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The Xuexi Qiangguo app serves as a news aggregation platform for articles, short video clips and documentaries about President Xi Jinping’s political philosophy. Photo: Xinhua
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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

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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