COVID-19 has the world’s two most powerful countries, the United States and China, staring each other down.
So far, it has, for the most part, been a war of words and soundbites – a blame game over the origins of the pandemic and each side’s response to it, with the news media serving as the primary battleground.
The Chinese and American media industries are ideological opposites – one operating under the watch of Communist Party censors, the other under a capitalist free market dominated by a handful of conglomerates.
News outlets in both countries have, however, found their own ways to bolster the talking points of their respective governments.
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