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RFA: Will Anti US Korean War Movies and Media Propaganda Incite the Chinese People to Hate the US?

Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that, as the US-China trade war is heating up, China’s CCTV has been changing its original program list and has broadcast anti-US films for three consecutive days. All three films were made in the 60’s with the Korean War as the background. At the same time, People’s Daily published an article saying, “There has never been a savior (for China) and, “The theory that the ‘U.S. has rebuilt China’ should be put to rest.” The article stated that “China’s development, in the end, is that the Chinese people continue to push forward reform and opening up under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party and people’s hard work.” The article continued about the observation that there has never been a savior (for China). “Instead of revealing ignorance, it would be better (for the U.S.) to respect the facts, stop the unwarranted accusations against China, have a positive perspective when looking at China’s development, and do more things that are conducive to the normal and stable development of Sino-US economic and trade relations.” RFA quoted several comments. One comment stated that China’s current official propaganda was there to fool the Chinese people. “(The party) shifted the blame for the rising unemployment rate and inflation to the U.S. and used the circumstances to demonize the U.S.” Another comment stated, “On the one hand, the Chinese official media said that there has never been a savior. On the other hand, it seems contradictory and extremely stupid to advocate Mao Zedong as the savior of the Chinese people. The propaganda of the official media does not incite the hatred that is among the Chinese people. … If the United States were not good, why would so many officials send their children to the U.S. to study every year? In addition, many of their children also immigrate to the U.S. to get green cards. Why do they do that?”

Source: Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2019