Special Report: Historical Narrative Construction in the South China Sea

Drawing on the images of ancient Chinese fishermen and daring imperial admirals, China has constructed a compelling narrative of its activity in the South China Sea. Beijing has used this narrative to advance its machinations in the region as legitimate. A powerful state-controlled media apparatus allows for the repression and denigration of opposing narratives and a consistent drumbeat for the approved story.

A full-length report can be accessed at the link below:

Chinese Historical Narrative Construction in the South China Sea

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