The Belgian Council of Journalistic Ethics (“Conseil de déontologie journaliste” or CDJ) said last month the daily newspaper Le Soir committed ethical misconduct by failing to properly present promotional content from an official Chinese press agency.
Chinese influence in Europe
After the Süddeutsche Zeitung and the New York Times, the British daily Daily Telegraph recently stopped publishing paid-for propaganda supplements from the Chinese state media “China Watch”.
On 26 November, a Czech academic project published a report providing an interesting insight into the links between some Members of the European Parliaments, European Parliament’s groups and platforms, and the Chinese Communist Party.
A coalition of NGOs including ICT addressed a letter to the Director general of Belgian newspaper Le Soir today, urging him to stop publishing articles from official Chinese press bodies in his newspaper.
On 24 April 2018, the International Campaign for Tibet, together with FIDH and its French member organisation Ligue des droits de l’Homme, addressed an open letter to the Director General of Le Figaro, expressing their concern about the insertion of the supplement China Watch of the China Daily in the French newspaper every month since January 2015.
The Czech Republic is drawing closer to China. Is this a new normal or a temporary golden age? The label of China’s “bridge to Europe” has become something of a holy grail. Though no one clearly knows what that would entail, the phrase became hyped during the acceleration of Chinese relations with the Central and […]