USA officially designates four Chinese State owned Media outlets- Global Times, China Central Television, China News Service, the People’s Daily for being substantially owned or effectively controlled by Government of People’s Republic of China.
Earlier in February USA designated Xinhua News Agency, China Global Television Network, China Radio International, China Daily Distribution Corporation, and Hai Tian Development USA as state owned media outlets.
“The decision to designate these entities is not based on any content produced by these entities, nor does it place any restrictions on what the designated entities may publish in the United States. It simply recognizes them for what they are,” official statement by spokesperson of USA Department of State Morgan Ortagus.
“Over the past decade and particularly under General Secretary Xi Jinping’s tenure, the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) has reorganized China’s state propaganda outlets disguised as news agencies and asserted even more direct control over them. He has stated “Party-owned media must… embody the party’s will, safeguard the party’s authority … their actions must be highly consistent with the party.” In short, while Western media are beholden to the truth, PRC media are beholden to the Chinese Communist Party”, she added.
A Chinese journalist and editor of the Global Times, Hu Xijin reacted and said, “This is a very absurd decision. China-US relation is so tense that market-oriented media like the Global Times has been affected. It is regrettable. The US is losing self-confidence and inclusiveness. The country is chaotic.”
This is a very absurd decision. China-US relation is so tense that market-oriented media like the Global Times has been affected. It is regrettable. The US is losing self-confidence and inclusiveness. The country is chaotic. pic.twitter.com/NrMNI71rc8
— Hu Xijin 胡锡进 (@HuXijin_GT) June 23, 2020
Since the violent face off between Indian and Chinese army happen Hu Xijin continuosly tried to threatens India with their tweets and acted like a spokesperson of Communist Party of China. Global Times is generally famous for spreading fake propaganda, which suits their government.