Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) chats with Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan (centre) and Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai at the Asean-China Ministerial Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in August 2022. Photo: AP
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) chats with Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan (centre) and Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai at the Asean-China Ministerial Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in August 2022. Photo: AP

China’s Southeast Asia embassies use local media to tell positive stories, undermine Western narratives: report

  • ‘Tell China’s Story Well: Chinese Embassies’ Media Outreach’ report says China thinks the West is driven by a Cold War mentality
  • Author Wang Zheng says Beijing’s efforts to forge ‘national positive image’ have seen mixed response; social media crucial, says analyst

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) chats with Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan (centre) and Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai at the Asean-China Ministerial Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in August 2022. Photo: AP
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) chats with Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan (centre) and Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai at the Asean-China Ministerial Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in August 2022. Photo: AP
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