According to reports, Democratic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave American money to a Chinese Communist Newspaper for advertising.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez reportedly paid money on campaign advertisements in the Sing Tao Newspapers during her bid for reelection in 2022.
The Department of Justice found this publication to be overly sympathetic of the Chinese government. It is a US subsidiary of the Sing Tao News Corporation, which is situated in Hong Kong.
In August 2021, the newspaper was forced to register as a foreign agent as a result.
The re-election campaign of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly spent about $1,500 on advertisements in Sing Tao Newspapers, which has publications in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
After the newspaper was identified as a foreign agent by the Department of Justice, the decision to collaborate with it was made.
Representatives Nicole Malliotakis of the Republican Party and Kevin Mullin and Grace Meng of the Democratic Party also paid between $1,000 and $7,000 to have their campaign advertisements published in the newspaper.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has already been mentioned in Sing Tao Newspapers, which highlighted her participation in a 2020 roundtable for foreign-language journalists before the publication was designated as a foreign agent.
Wait, you’re supporting a newspaper of an oppressive state that attacked peaceful protestors in Hong Kong, AOC wrote on Facebook. A user inquired. Should you not be critical of them?
The oldest Chinese-language newspaper in Hong Kong is published by Sing Tao News Corporation, which claims to be privately held and independent of the Chinese Communist Party.
Recent investigations, however, revealed that the daughter of a successful mainland property developer bought the majority stake.
Furthermore, Star Production Limited, a business with headquarters in Shenzhen, China, is the source of more than half of the content that Sing Tao publishes in the US.
There have been concerns raised regarding possible biases in the content produced by Sing Tao due to the rigorous control that the Chinese government, led by President Xi Jinping, exercises over the broadcast of news within China.
According to a report by the Council on Foreign Relations, “China has one of the most restrictive media environments in the world, relying on censorship to control information in the news, online, and on social media.
Censorship guidelines are circulated weekly to well-known editors and media providers from the Communist Party’s propaganda department and the government’s Bureau of Internet Affairs.”