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Video Game Becomes Propaganda Tool In China

A man uses a computer at an internet cafe in central Beijing, Chinain 2012. (AP/Alexander F. Yuan)

A man uses a computer at an internet cafe in central Beijing, Chinain 2012. (AP/Alexander F. Yuan)

One of the biggest challenges facing China’s newly appointed leaders comes from the huge and still growing popularity of the internet. But the online world is also providing the country’s propaganda chiefs with an unlikely new opportunity – the downloadable video game.


  • John Sudworth,  BBC reporter

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  • anon

    “Not just another shoot-em-up game.” Lol it’s worse. Government/propaganda games are hardly new, and are easily some of the most mediocre games in the already dreadful swamp of bad first-person-shooters. I don’t believe even younger gamers are fooled by these tactics.

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