The credibility of French journalists in China’s state media is questioned


The credibility of so-called French journalists was questioned after someone published an article in the Chinese state media promoting the CCP’s promotion of Xinjiang. French newspapers say that women exist, but may be the ones who blindly promote the administration.

After investigating reports on two Chinese state media and reports from two independent French newspapers, the French fact-checking website RTL said on April 5 that “Lauren Beaumond does not exist at least by its name.” I announced.

Real person or pseudonym?

Lauren Beaumond first appeared as a columnist on China’s state-owned CGTN website on March 28, “an independent French-based journalist with two degrees in art history and archeology from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Was described. Also known as the Master of Paris-IV) and Journalism. … [She] I have worked for various editorial offices in Paris. “

Beaumond was re-released on China’s national Chinese National Radio on March 31st, where she was introduced as a “Chinese expert with a passion for Asian literature and pop culture.”

The French newspaper Le Monde reported on March 31 that no journalist was registered in France under the name “Lauren Beaumond” and that Parisian media had never hired a person by that name. In France, all professional journalists are required to enroll in the La Commission de la Carte.

Radio France Internationale also reported that a French journalist named Laurène Beaumond was not found.

Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, claimed at a press conference on April 1 that journalists were genuine and had French nationality. She refused to answer if the name was an alias.

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On September 12, 2019, a traditional Uighur cemetery was destroyed in Shayar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China. (Hector Retamal / AFP via Getty Images)

April 2, French newspaper Le Figaro report I found a female journalist in her early 40s living in Sarthe, western France. “Lauren Bomond is a pseudonym.”

The woman reportedly studied at Paris IV and had internship experience in several French newspapers before going to China. The woman said she didn’t confirm the facts when she wrote the CGTN article.

Le Figaro did not reveal the woman’s real name. She said she worked as a “translator and CCTV presenter” in Beijing from 2011 to 2017. Like many foreigners, she worked on state television under strict censorship control. “

CCTV is China’s national broadcaster and has a network of 50 channels broadcast in 6 languages. In December 2016, CCTV split its foreign language service into CGTN. Both CCTV and CGTN are part of CCP’s advertising system.

According to Le Figaro, the woman’s husband is from Urumuki, the capital of the New River, and visited the city several times between 2011 and 2016, visiting several tourist destinations in the area.

According to Le Figaro, women are afraid of being attacked, but have not stopped working with Chinese state media and will no longer use the name Baumood.

Le Figaro said in the CCP’s propaganda system that the administration packaged some Westerners as professional journalists or well-known researchers and used their “testimony” in the media to criticize and criticize Western nations. He explained that there is a tactic to counter.

According to the report, women are one of the targeted Westerners.

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On June 4, 2019, a Uighur woman is cleaning a path in a restored section of the old town in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, northwestern China. (Greg Baker / AFP via Getty Images)

Talk for CCP

Laurène Beaumond’s article on CGTN in French claimed that the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region had no concentration camps, sterilization, forced labor, cultural erasure, or genocide against Uighurs.

She said, “I have seen Han. [Chinese native ethnic] People eat at Uighur restaurants and vice versa. “

In fact, this explanation may reveal one of the evil ways of CCP.

Uyghurs are Muslims who are strictly forbidden to eat pork or drink alcohol. In general, Muslims do not eat at Chinese restaurants that serve pork and alcohol in China. This is especially true if you are in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Ningxia Autonomous Region, where you can easily find halal restaurants.

As a way to eradicate Uighur customs and traditions, the Chinese administration has forced Uighurs to eat Uighur’s specialty, pig belly and pig trotter, at a Han restaurant in Xinjiang.Bitter winter report April 14, 2020.

Other claims made by French writers may not be true either.

November 2019, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) Release China Cables, after the New York Times revealed a series of Chinese government documents, both said that the Chinese Communist Party had detained millions of Uighurs and other minorities in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in centralized camps. Indicated.

Over the past few years, many Uighurs have testified abroad about the torture they have suffered in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, including forced sterilization, forced labor, non-compliance with religious rules and customs, and detention in internment camps. ..

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On June 4, 2019, a Uighur woman is waiting with her children on the streets of Kashgar in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of northwestern China. (Greg Baker / AFP via Getty Images)

Other religious groups in China are also suffering from persecution.

A large number, but unknown, of Falun Gong practitioners have been killed by the practice of forced live organ removal.Cold mass murder.. “

China’s degrees of freedom ranked 129th out of 162 countries in the Human Freedom Index 2020, co-published in March by the US-based Cato Institute and the Canadian Fraser Institute ().pdf).