US Designates 6 More China-based Propaganda Outlets as Foreign Missions – By Nike Ching (VOA News) / Oct 21 2020
STATE DEPARTMENT – The United States has designated six additional China-based propaganda outlets as foreign missions, the newest push to counter communist propaganda.
The State Department issued a new determination on Wednesday that designates the U.S. operations of Yicai lobal, Jiefang Daily, Xinmin Evening News, Social Sciences in China Press, Beijing Review, and Economic Daily as foreign missions.
“They are all substantially owned or effectively controlled by a foreign government. We’re not placing any restrictions on what these outlets can publish in the United States,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters during a news conference. ”We simply want to ensure that American people, consumers of information, can differentiate between news written by a free press and propaganda distributed by the Chinese Communist Party itself.”
The latest determination follows the State Department’s actions on Feb. 18 and June 22, for a total of 15 Chinese outlets designated as foreign missions this year.