I was randomly browsing the Apple App Store and came across “China Trip Planner“. The app is put out by the state-run China Radio International (CRI), one of China’s oldest media institutions.

By its own words, “It is widely acknowledged that the CRI English Service provides the world with one of the most efficient and convenient ways of learning about China.”

That they have taken their deep and intimate knowledge of China and are sharing it with would-be travellers is commendable. But, can anyone else see the problem with this picture?

Well, they certainly got that “most efficient” part right, and they didn’t actually mention anything about accuracy — which, to be fair, is probably a mandated exclusion from most state media outlet about pages. Still not sure what I’m going on about? Here’s a hint.



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