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Larry Diamond On Countering Chinese Propaganda With Truth


Published: November 19, 2019

China has a dedicated international and institutionalized infrastructure for propaganda and the promotion of influence around the world. They have even continued to undermine American’s democratic processes, values, and institutions. However, American still has an intrinsic advantage – the truth, which can be mobilized and broadcasted to counter the lying narrative.

This video’s audio is excerpted from the 2019 Hoover Institution Centennial Lecture Series.

Additional Resources

  • Read the report “Chinese Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance.” Available here.
  • Watch “Battleground of Perception: Countering Threats to Free and Open Societies” as Larry Diamond, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, H.R. McMaster, and Niall Ferguson discuss the nature of threats and the identities of freedom’s adversaries, their goals and strategies, and what can be done to defeat these threats across government, the private sector, academia, and civil society. Watch here.
  • Read “China Gets Its Message to Americans But Doesn’t Want to Reciprocate,” by Larry Diamond and Orville Schell in the Wall Street Journal, available here.