The Washington Post was roasted on Tuesday for publishing a glowing piece praising China’s Communist Party that was quickly compared to Beijing's propaganda.
The piece, headlined “Trump views China’s Communist Party as a threat. Young Chinese see it as a ticket to a better future,” and written by Beijing bureau chief Anna Fifield, was accused of reading like a "press release" by Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas.
“After seven decades in power, the ruling party has faced potentially existential challenges over the past year, from pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and an economic slowdown to a devastating coronavirus and, most recently, once-in-a-generation floods that have wreaked destruction across central China,” Fifield wrote. “But far from diminishing its stature at home, as some in the Trump administration appear to believe, the party’s response to some of these crises has helped solidify the support of existing and aspiring members — or at least neutralized grumbling.”