• Home >
  • news >
  • Press: China state TV channel CGTN enlists UK student influencers

    16 June 2021

    The Times

    China’s state TV station has been targeting British university campuses and offering students the chance to win thousands of pounds by becoming pro-Beijing social media influencers, The Times can reveal. Quoting DemTech researcher Hannah Bailey

    If we have western social media influencers reading out China’s official line on particular issues, then domestic audiences might believe the Chinese Communist Party is admired by international audiences.” She said the CGTN campaign was “part of a broader trend that we’ve seen of China trying to increase its influence among university campuses.

    Read the full article here

    Related Content