-This shocking revelation came in a report of the US State Department
Washington (EMS). China wants to take over the reins of Pakistani media. This shocking revelation has been made in the report of the US State Department. It says that China has developed a network of international operations to gain control over media stories and one of its objectives is to gain significant control over Pakistani media. In addition to working closely with Russia in the information sector, China has made efforts to engage other close partners to counter adverse narratives, the State Department said in a report released last week. Prominent among them is Pakistan, it said. Along with Pakistan, Beijing has sought to deepen cooperation on combating disinformation, including through the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) media forum, the report said. Beijing and Islamabad use the media forum to address what they see as propaganda and malicious disinformation and have launched initiatives such as the CPEC Rapid Response Information Network and, more recently, the China-Pakistan Media Corridor ( According to a 2021 report released by the State Department, China sought to negotiate significant control over Pakistani media as part of the China-Pakistan Media Corridor.
Which also includes the establishment of a jointly operated nerve center to monitor and shape Pakistan’s information environment. It said the scope of the proposal, which has not been seriously considered by Islamabad, and the fact that the mechanisms it details disproportionately benefit Beijing, make it difficult for a close partner to face domestic pressure. A clear example of Beijing’s ambition to assume direct control over the information environment. China’s draft concept paper calls for monitoring Pakistan’s information environment by streamlining inputs from think tanks, opinion leaders, CPEC study centres, media organizations, PRC companies and even local Confucius Institutes from the Chinese and Pakistani governments. It has been said to create a nerve centre.