Subtle Propaganda – Michael D. Manning

 Blogimages Uyghurs Praying Outside From The Opposite End of China blog:

gets a bad rap in the West. But hey, what is a “puff” or “local interest” story other than non-governmental ? Is anything that portrays government actions in a positive light ? When soldiers help to rebuild a village mosque after an earthquake and the story is covered on CNN, that’s news. But if the soldiers are from the PLA and the story’s on CCTV, it’s . Of course, the tone is different and a whole host of other factors come into play (not the least of which is the target audience).

In any case, that rambling and incoherent view of propaganda was only a trick to lure you into an excellent example that ran in today’s China Daily about Uygur imam and CPPCC member, Abdulatip Abdurahim:

“It’s very good news that our government is stressing harmony in society, but actually harmony was what Islam called for more than 1,400 years ago,” Abudlatip, a CPPCC member of the religion circle, said. [Full Text]

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