The Washington Post fried on Tuesday for publishing a glowing piece praising China’s Communist Party that was quickly compared to Beijing’s propaganda.
The piece, entitled “Trump sees China’s Communist Party as a threat. Young Chinese see it as a ticket to a better future, “and written by Beijing bureau chief Anna Fifield, was accused of reading as a” press release “by Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas.
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“After seven decades in power, the ruling party has faced potential existential challenges over the past year, from pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and an economic downturn to a devastating coronavirus and, most recently, once in a generation floods that have caused destruction. throughout China, Fifield wrote. “But far from reducing its position at home, as some in the Trump administration seem to believe, the party̵
The article then claimed that Chinese people who were initially angered by the country’s response to coronavirus now realize that it could have been worse, as they see how it was handled in the United States.
“In a confrontation that is no longer just economic but ideological, the Trump administration is targeting the Communist Party,” Fifield wrote before speaking to a Communist Party school professor who criticized Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for speaking out against China.
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“This just shows that they [the U.S.] “Fear of a stronger Communist Party and a stronger China after we showed our strength in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic,” the professor told the Post.
Posten’s article continued to praise the Communist Party for several initiatives, including allegedly helping to put young members on a career path.
“Party membership means better educational opportunities and better jobs, more politically advantageous marriages and nicer apartments,” Posten reported. “For many, it is a ticket to a brighter future.”
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The Washington Post did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Criticism on social media was rapid, with some users referring to the post’s slogan “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”