China’s state-run media agency, China Daily, has spent millions in the past six months to publish articles in prominent American media outlets such as Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Foreign Policy.
The Washington Free Beacon’s Chuck Ross reported that Time has a $700,000 advertising campaign deal with China Daily, and has published articles defending the Chinese government and critical of the American government – particularly the Trump administration while President Donald Trump was still in office. While Time discloses that China Daily pays the magazine to publish its articles, the disclosure does not include information about China Daily being affiliated with the Chinese government.
The partnership between China Daily and Time began last year. So far, Time has published 75 online articles from the Chinese outlet, the first “an article championing the Chinese Communist Party’s recent five-year plan. The article blamed the United States for “escalating” tensions with China by threatening to ban WeChat and TikTok, two