Journalists in Chinese state media to be tested on loyalty to President Xi Jinping

This is not art news but an indication of the political climate in present day China that has implications on the climate surrounding art that is produced in China. President Xi reigning in the media and stepping up political allegiance by making members of the media take exams in order to get their media passes. One can’t go further than this warning to toe the line or.....change profession.

This is oceans apart from what protesters in Hong Kong are asking for. The two systems in one country are escalating in opposite directions. 🥵🥵🥵🥵

“About 10,000 reporters and editors from 14 state-run online media outlets in Beijing are expected to sit the “pilot tests” using the Xuexi Qiangguo mobile app,...

Often compared to the Quotations of Chairman Mao – or the “little red book” as it was known in the West – Xuexi Qiangguo is essentially a news aggregation platform for articles, video clips and documentaries about the president’s political philosophy. is an example of the party using tech to strengthen its ideological control in China. The name translates as “study to strengthen the nation”, but also plays on the character “Xi” to suggest it is a way for people to learn about their head of state.”

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