Overdue: Telegraph discontinues CCP propaganda supplement

China Watch, a Chinese propaganda publication.

April 16, 2020    By: Kai Mueller

The end came as a surprise to many observers: Without further comment, the British newspaper Daily Telegraph recently stopped publishing Chinese propaganda content and also deleted it from its homepage.

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