These leaders are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information reporting that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Xi Jinping is currently the President of China. He is the head of the Communist Party of China (CCP). China is a one-party state controlled through authoritarian rule by Xi Jinping. We assign Xi Jinping a Left Bias and Mixed factual rating due to failed fact checks and the promotion of propaganda.
About Xi Jinping
Title: President of China (2013 – present)
Political Party: Communist Party of China (CCP)
Political Alignment: LEFT – Authoritarian Socialism
Factual Rating: MIXED
- President of China since 2013.
- General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CCP) since 2012.
- Vice President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) since 2010.
- Politburo Standing Committee member-2008.
- Party Secretary of Shanghai from 2007 to 2012.
- Xi held various positions in four different provinces, namely Shaanxi, Hebei, Fujian, and Zhejiang, during his government and party career from 1969 to 2007.
- Joined the Communist Party of China- in the 1970s.
- Xi Jinping obtained a Doctor of Law degree in Marxist theory from Tsinghua University.
- He was sent to live and work in poor rural villages during the Cultural Revolution at the age of 15.
Xi Jinping is the President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC); he also serves as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the CCP Central Military Commission chairman. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) holds a monopoly on power, with the party promoting socialist ideology and principles and emphasizing collective leadership, with Xi as the head. However, President Xi Jinping broke from the tradition of collective leadership and centralized power under his rule, establishing himself as a strongman.
Xi Jinping’s policies include promoting socialism with Chinese characteristics, innovation, environmental protection, poverty alleviation, and national security. However, his leadership has also been characterized by a crackdown on freedom of expression and human rights abuses. There have been concerns about the accuracy of information provided by the Chinese government, including the response to COVID-19.
Since becoming the President of China, Xi Jinping has centralized power and consolidated his position in the Communist Party. For example, in 2018, he eliminated term limits allowing him to be President for life. However, his strongman leadership has faced criticism in the West for its human rights abuses and the crackdown on freedom of expression. Further, China has one of the worst press freedom ratings in the world where the government controls all information the citizens receive. This results in consistent pro-Xi Jinping propaganda and disinformation to solidify his grip on power.
Recent Failed Fact Checks
- “[President Xi Jinping] added that the [new electoral] system is a political and democratic system that is in line with the ‘one country, two systems’ principle…” – Misleading
- The United States, is the only state party that has not completed the process of destroying chemical weapons, accelerate the elimination of its chemical weapons stockpiles. – Misleading
- “Since the founding of the People’s Republic, China has never started a single war or conflict, and has never taken one inch of land from other countries.”– False
- “China has made enormous progress in its human rights. That is a fact recognized by all the people in the world.” – Mostly False
(M. Huitsing 04/07/2023)
Last Updated on April 7, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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