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3 ways China is growing its media influence in Indonesia

3 ways China is growing its media influence in Indonesia

3 ways China is growing its media influence in Indonesia

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
11 January 2022

China has expanded its media influence globally to support its growing clout in the world.

Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, is also a target of Beijing media propaganda due to the former’s strategic location for China’s Belt and Road Initiatives.

Around the world, the Chinese government is dispersing its version of information through content-sharing deals under media partnership, censorship and training of foreign journalists.

China adopts the above strategies to amplify narratives in line with the Chinese Communist Party’s interests, especially in countries where Beijing has high stakes.

Indonesia is no exception and here, China is using at least three media strategies.

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