China is also removing negative historical narratives unsuitable to its interests and rooted in old stereotypes. At the same time, China amplifies its achievements as justified, given historical imperial Chinese leadership combined with current global strength. One such industry is the entertainment business and particularly Hollywood. China does not hide its investment strategies, as evidenced by the Belts and Roads initiative. Notice the investments in movies with an influx of production companies and characters all showing China as a hero as part of the movie funding requirements.
China targets the young through TikTok. Bright minds that are impressionable and tech-savvy. They are playing Go as their future is based on the young of today. China subjects’ young minds to manipulative propaganda with economic, social, and strategic subtle messaging intent in projecting China as the protagonist.
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