The National, an English-language daily newspaper, based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is the latest one reporting on the so called “information wars” involving major world powers: the United States, China, and Russia.
The article quotes Radio Free Asia’s (RFA’s) Rohit Mahajan, responding to the idea that China Radio International (CRI) does not view other external media as competition.
“People in China view RFA as their only way of getting uncensored, accurate news and information. We hear from listeners daily who tell us that. We see state-controlled media and officials in China responding to our breaking news. We know we’re being heard.”
“[Our reporters] are talking to local people – they could be fruit sellers or local police who are Uighurs and feel more comfortable talking to us about this. One of the main reasons for this is that they are speaking to a fellow Uighur in their own language,” says Mahajan.
READ MORE: Radio wars: information battle heats up as Russia and China muscle in, John Dennehy, The National, March 26, 2015