Xi Jinping called on the Chinese Communist Party to strengthen its “influence” over international media outlets.
Jon Ossoff, a Democratic Senate candidate in Georgia, hyped the reporting of Xinhua News – a Chinese Communist Party-run news outlet – with a shoutout on Twitter and has shared clips praising the advances of China’s Navy. The unearthed remarks – occurring on Twitter in 2012 – are in addition to Ossoff’s financial ties to another Chinese state-run media company – a relationship he failed to include on financial disclosures and labeled “paperwork oversight” by his campaign. On November 7th, 2012 he encouraged Twitter users to “follow @XHNews (Xinhua – Chinese state media)”: Esp. during 18th Party Congress, #follow @XHNews