12.08.19 13:10 [New Eastern Outlook] Welt - Asien-Pazifik (E)
Joseph Thomas - Nations running afoul of US and European hegemony often find themselves the target of concerted, long-term propaganda campaigns. Without creating a media front capable of confronting this propaganda, virtually nothing a targeted nation does can improve its image among the global public, because no matter what it does, it will be ‘spun’ by the US and European media to smear it. A pertinent example can be found in Southeast Asia’s Kingdom of Thailand which possesses the second largest economy in ASEAN and has become one of Beijing’s most important partners in the region. Because of this, it has become a target for US and European political subversion in the hopes of installing a government that can reverse this trend.