World #2 – Propaganda 2.0 – Chinese Communist Party’s message gets tech upgrade

Tuesday's World Events - March 12, 2019


1. For CHINA, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the questions below, read the info under “Background” and watch the video under “Resources.”

2. For CHINA:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) How does the Communist party of China use apps to propagandize and control the people?
c) What does the app Xuexi Qiangguo do?
d) What happens to people who don’t do well on the app quizzes?
e) What is your reaction to the Communist government’s use of technology to control the people?