China's messaging on the Ukraine conflict

by Samantha Hoffman, Matthew Knight
ASPI - Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Short Summary
ASPI found that China’s diplomatic messaging was distributed in multiple languages, with its framing tailored to different regions. In the early stage of the conflict, tweets about Ukraine by Chinese diplomats performed better than unrelated content, particularly when the content attacked or blamed the West. 
ASPI’s research suggests that, in terms of its international facing propaganda, the Russia–Ukraine conflict initially offered the party and state’s propaganda system an opportunity to reassert enduring preoccupations that the Chinese Communist Party perceives as fundamental to its political security.

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