An Internationalist in the Anzac Realm** …………….has informed Thuppahi that “the US congress passed a bill last year that approved a half a billion US dollars to fund a global anti China media campaign which includes training hundreds of journalists to plant anti-china stories in every media outlet in every country the US can influence. So we can expect such articles by the ton every 2 seconds.”
This Note was in response to Thuppahi’s Query about this item (one sent to me by a Lankan friend): viz https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/china-turns-its-back-on-sri-lanka-amid-massive-economic-crisis-report-2837606Inbox
He added: “The headline itself is classic disinformation. …. Consider also that the main premise “China isn’t going to help SL” may not be true, or is playing with truth and distorting it. We have to wait and see what new evidence comes to light.”
** This scholar speaks Chinese and is located in one of the ANZAC countries; and has to conceal his identity to protect himself and family from possible repercusions
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