Enlisting Propaganda for Agenda Building: The Case of the Global Times

Abstract:

This article uses agenda building theory to examine how the People’s Republic of China is using propaganda in the form of news to build an agenda within global news media as part of their Three Warfares Strategy. This qualitative content analysis of the English language version of the Global Times revealed that the PRC is building an offensive news agenda to directly challenge the credibility and legitimacy of its rivals. It is obsessively preoccupied by receiving blame for COVID-19-related mistakes and threats of economic decoupling.


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School of Journalism The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, Texas, 
United States

Douglas S. Wilbur, Ph.D. University of Missouri at Columbia, specializes in the role of propaganda and information warfare in violent conflict and war. In a previous life, he was an Information Operations Officer in the U.S. Army with four deployments.

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