Chinese propaganda machine
A BBC World Service programme describes the research of Dr Anne-Marie Brady of Canterbury University in New Zealand who has been studying the propaganda methods used by the Chinese authorities.
The recent international travels of the Olympic torch have been met by protests in Greece, UK, France, USA and Argentina. I have written in my blog about the torch's journey.
The propaganda machine of the Chinese government is surely working very hard in an effort to limit the damage and give positive messages as the Beijing Olympics draw nearer. It is much more difficult when they seek to control things beyond the borders of China. How very awkward it is when people seem to be able to organise, protest, communicate and even be allowed to look at all kinds of websites such as Amnesty's.
For China, Olympics are a time to display and to conceal, says an article in the Christian Science Monitor.
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