Monday, November 2, 2015
CRI Sneaks Programming Into US Midwave Radio
Beijing’s covert radio network airs China-friendly news across
Washington, and the world
By Koh Gui Qing and John Shiffman
Filed Nov. 2, 2015, 1:40 p.m. GMT
Part 3: The Chinese government controls much of the content broadcast
on a station that is blanketing the U.S. capital with pro-Beijing progra-
mming. WCRW is part of an expanding global web of 33 stations in which
China’s involvement is obscured.
BEIJING/WASHINGTON – In August, foreign ministers from 10 nations
blasted China for building artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea.
As media around the world covered the diplomatic clash, a radio station that
serves the most powerful city in America had a distinctive take on the news.
Located outside Washington, D.C., WCRW radio made no mention of China’s
provocative island project...[CONTINUE READING]