The well-known American China platform “The China Project” has come under fire in the US Congress. It filed a complaint accusing the platform of engaging in propaganda in the service of the Chinese government. US Senator Marco Rubio commented on the complaint, saying that “American citizens acting as agents of a hostile foreign government should not be allowed to operate in the shadows by exploiting our laws and freedoms.” Rubio and US Rep. Chris Smith called on editors to disclose within the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) “who they are ultimately working for.” The two politicians, who are considered hawk politicians, thus placed the portal on par with the official Chinese news service Xinhua and the Russian state broadcaster RT.
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