Xinhua News Agency

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These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased sources.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: China 176/180

Notes: Founded in 1931, Xinhua News Agency or New China News Agency is the official state owned news agency in the People’s Republic of China. He Ping is the Editor in Chief and and Cai Mingzhao is the president. Cai Mingzhao is also a member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.  Xinhua News Agency‘s headquarter is located in Beijing. Xinhua News Agency focuses on providing daily coverage of business, politics, economics, sport, sci-tech and culture etc.

Reporters without Borders has reported China as the “World’s leading prison for citizen journalists.” According to their 2017 report, China ranks 176 out of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index.

The content of headlines and articles use minimal loaded words pertaining to national news such as “Xi stresses real combat training” or “Xi says senior officials “crucial” in Party, state governance.” Their US coverage also utilizes minimally loaded headlines and least biased coverage “Analysis: U.S.-DPRK relations to be Trump’s biggest 2018 foreign policy challenge, experts say.” Although they completely lack linked sourcing they do provide credible sources such as Brookings Institute, Stratfor and Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress through the use of quotes.

According to a Newsweek article “IS CHINA’S XINHUA THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM?”  Xinhua News Agency, by opening more overseas bureaus and expanding its business is similar to what “China’s state-run factories have done for tawdry baubles and cheap clothes: take something that has become a commodity and foist it onto the world far more cheaply than anyone else can. “It gives them an inherent competitive advantage.”

Further, according to CNBC in 2017, Xinhua News Agency mocked Indians by releasing a satirical video named the “Seven Sins of India.”

Despite some criticism from western media sources, Xinhua News Agency is high in factual reporting due to credible sourcing and least biased through the use of minimally loaded language. (M. Huitsing 1/6/2018)


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