China / 09-01-2017

Holocaust denial in Chinese media

Source: CFCA

Below is information received from one of our readers:


I live in China, and in the last few weeks I've been alarmed at the amount of antisemitic propaganda being published by Baidu News. Baidu is China's equivalent of Google, so it reaches a truly enormous readership, and is state owned.

This article was published recently, and essentially denies that the holocaust really happened, and the number of Jews really killed numbered only in the "tens of thousands."

There is also this article published, which claims that the Jews themselves have responsibility for the holocaust for being too greedy and self-interested.

There have been many such articles published recently. Another one, while not as overtly antisemitic, propagates a false rumour that Hitler had respect for China but looked down on the Japanese, because when he was poor he was selflessly helped by a Chinese family living in Vienna, meaning he felt great gratitude to China.

Needless to say, this sort of false information promotes sympathy for Hitler within China and therefore support for anti-semitism, and it is shocking that these lies are allowed to be published in what is effectively state media. I personally am outraged by this, and strongly feel that Baidu should be held accountable for this and be pressured to issue a correction and apology.