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Q: What is the point of the English language Global Times?

The ultra-nationalist http://www.globaltimes.cn always puzzles me. What is the point of a stridently nationalist, English language Chinese Party press? It isn't like people abroad are going to believe any of it. And the Chinese can't be reading it, can they? And it isn't as if it needs to turn a profit or get advertising revenue...so what does it do?

4 years 14 weeks ago in  General  - China

 
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It's quotable.  Like that moron Traveler with his ChinadailyNews site - make a post somewhere about a topic, then say on the 'news' source that a post had been made about it, then a new post to quote the 'news source', etc etc.

 

With GT, the Chinese can post on other forums and news sources that some English- language news has covered a story... China Daily and GT can play off each other.

 

Also - so some distant relative can collect a pay cheque, and have some sort of 'face', while showing their ultra-stupi... nationalism.

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I've wondered the same thing myself. I really doubt it was part of the soft power push they had going on there.

 

I think it's mostly just a way to tell the world every time someone gets their 'feelings hurt'.

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It's quotable.  Like that moron Traveler with his ChinadailyNews site - make a post somewhere about a topic, then say on the 'news' source that a post had been made about it, then a new post to quote the 'news source', etc etc.

 

With GT, the Chinese can post on other forums and news sources that some English- language news has covered a story... China Daily and GT can play off each other.

 

Also - so some distant relative can collect a pay cheque, and have some sort of 'face', while showing their ultra-stupi... nationalism.

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Left wing liberals sometimes will rebel against their home countries and sympathize with entities on the opposite end. College students are especially susceptible . Many professors are out of their minds some even promote the idea of sympathizing with ISIS. 

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