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China and the Western Press

China and the Western Press

Part V louisalim/guardian/eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, July 1st 2022 — Chinese money is also being invested in print media far from home, including in South Africa, where companies linked to the Chinese state have a 20% stake in Independent Media, the country’s second-largest media group, which runs 20 prominent newspapers.  In cases like this, Beijing’s impact on…
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China Dragon claw

China Buys Influence in Western Press

Part IV louisalim/guardian/eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, June 30th 2022– The use of foreign radio stations to deliver government-approved content is a strategy the CRI president has called jie chuan chu hai, “borrowing a boat to go out to the ocean”. In 2015, Reuters reported that Global CAMG was one of three companies running a covert network of…
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Willem Alexander Expo Dubai

Dutch Miracle In Dubai

Dutch Design antonfoek Amsterdam, July 5, 2022– A bright autumn day in Dubai: a clear sky and 33 degrees. Still, Willem-Alexander and Máxima needed an umbrella at the opening of the Dutch pavilion at the World Exhibition on November 3, 2021, so as not to get wet. The royal couple looked at the eye-catcher of…
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Brazil Dubai Expo

Brazil doing well at Dubai Expo

So is Suriname eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, July 5th 2022– Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Monday announced that the total investments of Arab funds in Brazil are approaching US$20 billion, half of that money stemming from the country’s recent participation at the Expo Dubai event. “The Arab world constitutes the third-largest market for Brazil abroad, only behind China…
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The newest dawn

And new hopes eyesonsuriname.com Amsterdam/ Netherlands – Paramaribo, Suriname July 3d 2022–– A brand-new chapter dawns for Suriname, quickly becoming one of the hottest new oil exploration destinations on the globe. And its President, Chandrikapersad Santokhi has opened the floodgates, inviting investors from all and sundry to help develop and share the benefits of its emerging…
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STAATSOLIE NV

30 billion barrels of oil now estimated offshore Suriname eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, Netherlands / Paramaribo, Suriname July 3d 2022–– Suriname’s recent oil finds in Block 58 put the South American nation’s recoverable resource count at over five billion oil-equivalent barrels.  But that number is merely a tiny fraction of what is believed to be held in…
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Venezuela Maduro

Venezuela threat to the Caribbean Region

Accused of supporting terrorism source: efe / eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, July 4th 2022– According to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, Nicolás “Maduro’s links with international terrorism are a threat to the region.” Guaidó made these remarks Sunday about the investigation in Colombia on the alleged death in Venezuelan territory of Luciano Marín Arango, a leader of…
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China buys western press

China and the Western Press

Buying influence Part III louisalim/guardian/eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, June 29th 2022– Edwards, like other former employees of China’s state-media companies, felt that the vast majority of his work was about domestic signalling, or telegraphing messages that demonstrated loyalty to the party line in order to curry favour with senior officials.  Any thoughts of how his work was…
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Dragon Propaganda

China’s buys influence in Western Press

Part II louisalim/guardian/eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, June 28th 2022– At the same time, Beijing is also seeking to shift the global centre of gravity eastwards, propagating the idea of a new world order with a resurgent China at its centre. Of course, influence campaigns are nothing new; the US and the UK, among others, have aggressively courted…
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China's Answer

China’s answer to G7 investments

Reporting News Part I Louisa Lim/Guardian/eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, June 27th 2022– For western journalists, demoralised by endless budget cuts, China Global Television Network presents an enticing prospect, offering competitive salaries to work in state-of-the-art purpose-built studios in Chiswick, west London. CGTN – as the international arm of China Central Television (CCTV) was rebranded in 2016 – is…
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