3 Aug 2020

Christchurch paper under fire for Chinese consulate ads

From Morning Report, 7:52 am on 3 August 2020

The latest advertising campaign by the Chinese Consulate in a prominent Christchurch newspaper is being called propaganda.

The Consulate ad's have been appearing regularly in the Christchurch Star and push the Chinese Government's stance on Hong Kong protests, Covid-19 and treatment of Uyghur Muslims.

The newspaper is defending publishing the ads - citing free speech - and the Consulate in Christchurch say the ads are factual.

Anan Zaki reports from Christchurch.