China Daily Criticizes IPVM For Working With The BBC, The NY Times, Reuters "Just To Name A Few"

China Daily, a state publication owned by the Publicity Department of the Chinese Communist Party, published what they described as a "big story" that centered around exposing IPVM for Working With BBC, The NY Times, Reuters, etc. Here's the core 30-second clip:

This came from a 6-minute video that was first published on Twitter, embedded below:

2 days later, they posted it as an article on China Daily's China site: 美国大规模监控中国政府采购公开招标信息,纽约时报等都牵涉其中...... and it was even on their homepage for a day as the #2 story below Xi Jinping:

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IPVM has been blocked inside the PRC since 2018: PRC China Government Blocks IPVM so the fact that the PRC government does not approve of our reporting is not news. And last month, PRC State Media Condemns IPVM, Confirms Foreign Journalists Targeted, with the Global Times writing an article criticizing us. But China Daily, with a dedicated produced video, is a level up of attention from the PRC.

China Daily's core argument is contradictory, (1) they criticize us for what they describe as conducting "mass surveillance" but then also say (2) that the information is easily and directly made available by the PRC government. That said, I don't expect coherent analysis from the CCP any more than I would for the marketing department of a corporation.

It was 5 years ago, in 2017, that Hikvision confidently dismissed us as "bloggers" and that we were "destined to fail" and yet here we are now.

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Or more accurately put: D'uave enmies? Goodit meansuve studup fersomthing somtiminurlif.

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My French is a little rusty. Can you please translate that for us Americans?

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From Wikipedia (banned in China?)

"Journalism is the production and distribution of reports on the interaction of events, facts, ideas, and people that are the "news of the day" and that informs society to at least some degree. "

IPVM is accused of practicing Journalism. Oh my, how unimaginable and you collude with Reuters, the BBC, and others...

Whereas just a few of the Chinese government's biggest hits include...

Cozying up with Vlady the baddy

Control/Support/Cajhole Trump's butt buddy (the love letters are in the mail) in North Korea

Continually threaten Taiwan

Disappeared Hong Kong

Abuse (totally understating this) their ethnic minorities

Continually violate the law of the sea

Has little or no freedom of the press - See their Article 51?

On even a sliding scale, and as much as a scoundrel as you can appear to be at times, I will go with Journalism and the freedom of the press at any time.

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Ummm, Bros: If you hear any buzzing in the sky or see anything that looks like a swarm of flying Hikvison cameras with wings, RUN!!!!!!

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Note: CETC, featured there, is Hikvision's dad, background: Hikvision Chinese Government Owner CETHIK

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Well, that's not horrifying at all.......

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Whenever an individual or group relies on critique, personal attack, and suppressing of open discussion, it is an indication that a nerve has been struck.

Blocking IPVM and discussing them is counterintuitive, and only necessary if having impact. Free societies do not fear or block open discussions.

It seems that a blocked or banned blog can have still have impact when truth is exposed.

It is encouraging.

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The 6 minute video, from my understanding, is actually accusing IPVM of being a military camera manufacturer?? The way they spin IPVM's marketing material to make them look like they are producers would require someone having a very loose understanding of the English language.

I wonder how it works at China Daily. Do the figureheads do their own research in a controlled information environment or do they just receive their 'reports'?

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