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Propaganda 2.0: Chinese Communist Party’s message gets tech upgrade


A party member, employee of Tidal Star Group, using his mobile phone to attend a weekly group study in an app Xuexi Qiangguo, which literally translates as 'Study to make China strong', at a party activity room in Beijing, China. — Reuters

A party member, employee of Tidal Star Group, using his mobile phone to attend a weekly group study in an app Xuexi Qiangguo, which literally translates as 'Study to make China strong', at a party activity room in Beijing, China. — Reuters

BEIJING: In a bright red office in south Beijing, some of China's most studious Communist Party members are gathered around their smartphones.

The focus of their attention is a range of mobile apps and websites which allow them to study the speeches of Chinese President Xi Jinping, including one developed by their own employer, Beijing-based conglomerate Tidal Star Group.

   

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