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Covert Radio Network Part of China's 'Soft Power' Strategy PDF Print E-mail
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The US Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department are investigating a California firm whose U.S. radio broadcasts are backed by a subsidiary of the Chinese government.

Both investigations come come after a recent Reuters report that revealed the existence of a covert radio network, which broadcasts in more than a dozen American cities.

"Based on reports, the FCC will initiate an inquiry into the facts surrounding the foreign ownership issues raised in the stories, including whether the Commission's statutory foreign ownership rules have been violated," FCC spokesman Neil Grace said.

Under U.S. law, the FCC prohibits foreign governments or their representatives from holding a radio license for a U.S. broadcast station. Foreign individuals, governments and corporations are permitted to hold up to 20 percent ownership directly in a station and up to 25 percent in the U.S. parent corporation of a station.

The news content on these stations promote the Chinese regime line on a host of issues, including the current military standoff in the South China Sea between China and the United States.

Soft Power

These radio and other media networks, as well as Confucious Institutes around the world are part of the Chinese communist regime's United Front Organization's 'soft power' strategy.

The concept of “soft power” was first coined and introduced in 1990 by Harvard professor Joseph S. Nye. Soft power lies in the ability to attract and persuade.

The nature of the Chinese Communist party's (CCP’s) soft power is determined by its core ideology of (totalitarian) socialism. For the CCP, soft power basically refers to its brainwashing power inside China and its infiltrative power outside China.

Liu Yuanshen, the Minister for Propaganda, said in 2010: “Coordinate the efforts of overseas and domestic propaganda, further create a favorable international environment for us [CCP]. Overseas propaganda should be “comprehensive, multi-level and wide-ranging.” … We should do well in providing services and exercising control and management of foreign journalists; we should guide them to report China objectively and friendly. With regard to key issues that influence our sovereignty and safety, we should actively carry out international propaganda battles against issues such as Tibet, Xinjiang, Taiwan, Human Rights, and Falun Gong. Our strategy is to proactively take our culture abroad… We should do well in establishing and operating overseas cultural centers and Confucius Institutes.”

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016 16:23
 

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