China is using information operations in silencing and influencing global audiences on Xinjiang as they have a good record of conducting these operations, both within and outside China to silence critics of actions taken by the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Using a variety of means, the CPC has managed to silence governments, businesses and civil society organizations from criticism of its actions in Xinjiang, especially human rights abuses against the Uyghur community, reported The HK Post.
A new report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) shows that the Chinese narrative on Xinjiang has managed to sidestep global criticism of human rights abuses in Xinjiang.
Albert Zhang, an analyst and Tilla Hoja, a researcher at the ASPI International Cyber Policy Centre say that China is projecting its “preferred narratives” about Xinjiang and influencing “unwitting” audiences across the globe.
The report’s release coincides with media coverage on China, circulating a letter, urging the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to bury a report on human rights violations in Xinjiang.