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[Mothership] Viral propaganda campaign supported by Chinese celebrities praises Xi Jinping’s ideology https://t.co/GPcmcgAI9g

[Mothership] Viral propaganda campaign supported by Chinese celebrities praises Xi Jinping’s ideology https://t.co/GPcmcgAI9g

The week-long 19th Party Congress concluded in Beijing on Oct. 24 and a new Chinese leadership team for the next 5 years was introduced to the world the next day. President Xi Jinping has further consolidated his power to become the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong, and looks set to push on with his agenda of making China great again. Advertisement Viral online propaganda campaign Chinese celebrities on China’s most popular micro-blogging platform, Weibo , have joined in the praises of Xi’s elevated status by saluting his newly enshrined ideology — the “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era”. In an online propaganda campaign initiated by People’s Daily on Oct. 19, a day after the party congress officially started, the Weibo hashtag ‘#Give a shoutout to the new era’ (#为新时代打call) was posted together with videos of these celeb...

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