How to Discuss an Issue in the Manner of Global Times
State-run tabloid Global Times is known for holding a firmly nationalistic stance, and the paper’s frequent editorials often lead to controversy. Sometimes referred to by the pejorative homophone “Muddled-Shit Times,” the paper and its chief editor “Frisbee” Hu Xijin are seen by some as the nationalist bogeyman of China’s heavily regulated media landscape that would best be ignored, though others have suggested that the hardline tabloid, run under the auspices of the People’s Daily, is simply misunderstood.
On Weibo, MeiYouYangXiansheng (@没有羊先生) imagined a flowchart gracing the Global Times’ newsroom walls and guiding an editorial stance that often defends China from accused injustice, lashes out at foreign governments for supposed conspiratorial plots, or draws attention to similar injustice in other nations.
MeiYouYangXiansheng (@没有羊先生): #NarrativeMadeInChina Discussing issues in the manner of Global Times.