In a move to pay the west in its own coin China has begun to serve online Games aimed at communist propaganda and degrading the ‘West’ as villains of humanity.
Believe it or not, video gaming consoles are banned in China. They have been since 2000. That’s because the Chinese regime says video games would harm the nation’s youth.
But, as recently reported by the UK’s Telegraph newspaper, Communist Party authorities are now actively promoting online games—to propagate communist ideology.
China has an estimated 120 million online gamers. The Nanjing Military Region and Wuxi-based Giant Network Technology have jointly developed a military online game. It’s called “Glorious Mission”. It was first put into service in the People’s Liberation Army in 2011. Then, in the second half of 2012, a civilian version was launched.
Currently, the military upgraded and civilian versions are both on sale in stores, and also on the Internet. It’s but one example of a huge, multi-million dollar effort to indoctrinate young gamers.
[Zhu Xinxin, Former Editor, Hebei People's Radio]:
“The regime knows it’s impossible to eliminate online games in China. So it is making use of these games to spread its ideology. In essence, the CCP regime is a ‘Theocracy’, controlling the nation economically, culturally and psychologically.”
On January 20, The Telegraph reported that “Glorious Mission” was the product of seven propaganda officials and overseen by the Chinese army. The game’s purpose is to, quote, “instill the core values of the military in its players, as they carry out a series of combat missions.”
Dubbed, “Red Games”, many of these video games are set during the war with Japan, in the period 1937-1945. Others update these themes for modern scenarios.
These include online games, such as “Resistance War” and “Safeguarding the Diaoyu Islands”, developed by Shenzhen ZQ Game Technology. That company told media that the Communist regime’s central authorities had given it a lot of support.
According to the Telegraph, ZQ Games receives grants and tax breaks from the government. It’s also party owned by the Communist Youth League—a branch of the Communist Party.