A brand new MapInfluenCE analysis by a team of researchers based in both Czechia and Slovakia, with contributions by CEIAS experts Matej Šimalčík and Barbara Kelemen, examines China-related narratives on five specific topics (5G, Chinese investment, Hong Kong protests, Xinjiang, and Taiwan) in the ‘alternative media’ in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The paper focuses on media that are traditionally seen as a conduit for pro-Kremlin views, while their coverage of China has so far not been systematically studied.
The report combines a detailed and years-long effort to map Chinese narratives in traditional media in both Czechia and Slovakia with specific knowledge of the Czech and Slovak alternative media environments. As such, the research contributes to the understanding of the confluence of China and Russia and their narratives in the information space in the region.
The paper was originally published by the project MapInfluenCE.