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China Looks To Cartoons, Social Media To Form A Patriotic Generation

Posted on AllSides December 31st, 2020
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China has a long history of focusing on the political education of new generations. Under the guidance of President Xi Jinping, however, the Chinese Communist Party has turned to social media and cartoons to instill sympathetic attitudes in the nation’s children.

Pro-China propaganda has become the norm in recent years. A multi-pronged effort to spread nationalistic sentiment across the internet has found great success through appealing imagery and sheer scale.

The Chinese Communist Youth League updated its practices in 2016, expanding onto more social media sites to focus on youth...

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