Beijing demands Canadian media do more to promote China

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The Chinese embassy in Canada issued a statement last week demanding that Canadian media outlets do more to promote “China-Canadian friendship.” The embassy also accused Canadian outlets of being used by “anti-China” forces to slander Beijing. “We call on relevant Canadian media to abide by professional ethics, respect facts, distinguish right from wrong, and do more to promote China-Canadian friendship and mutual understanding between the two peoples, instead of being used by anti-China forces as a platform for disseminating disinformation, attacking and slandering China,” wrote a spokesperson for the embassy. China has been recently ramping up its propaganda efforts to contain the international blowback to the Chinese Communist Party’s mass internment and human rights abuses against the Uyghur minority in the Xinjiang region.