The China Daily, a Chinese Communist Party-controlled outlet, has paid over $1 million to establishment outlets that support the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA).
Breitbart News has chronicled how the News Media Alliance, a trade association representing some of the most powerful media conglomerates, has showered Congress with millions in lobbying and donations in order to receive support for the JCPA.
Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) disclosures also detail how many of the newspapers that support the JCPA have received significant funds from China Daily, which is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party’s State Council Information Office.
FARA disclosures reveal that from May 2021 to April 2022, China Daily‘s expenditures total over $1 million to USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune.
The FARA disclosure for May 2021 to October 2021 reveals:
USA Today received $57,500 in advertising expenses from China Daily
Los Angeles Times received $375,207.20
Chicago Tribune received $33,250
Between November 2021 and April 2022, USA Today received $230,000, the Los Angeles Times received $300,400, and Chicago Tribune received $29.505.99.
The Seattle Times, which has received $123,444.80 from China Daily, also supports the JCPA.
The China Daily paid the Boston Globe $147,164.36, as reported by the Daily Caller in 2020. The Globe also backs the JCPA.
h/t Coastie Patriot