REPORT: Amazon Partnered With Beijing’s Propaganda Arm to Win Contract

A new report indicates that Amazon partnered with the propaganda arm of China in order to get a contract.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc was marketing a collection of President Xi Jinping’s speeches and writings on its Chinese website about two years ago, when Beijing delivered an edict, according to two people familiar with the incident. The American e-commerce giant must stop allowing any customer ratings and reviews in China.

A negative review of Xi’s book prompted the demand, one of the people said. “I think the issue was anything under five stars,” the highest rating in Amazon’s five-point system, said the other person.

Ratings and reviews are a crucial part of Amazon’s e-commerce business, a major way of engaging shoppers. But Amazon complied, the two people said. Currently, on its Chinese site Amazon.cn, the government-published book has no customer reviews or any ratings. And the comments section is disabled.

Amazon’s compliance with the Chinese government edict, which has not been reported before, is part of a deeper, decade-long effort by the company to win favor in Beijing to protect and grow its business in one of the world’s largest marketplaces.

Internal documents said that internal control and propaganda are ket to China’s success and they wouldn’t make judgements whether that was right or wrong.

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Dale Brown
26 days ago

Money first! God and country last! Take action!

Junius
Junius
26 days ago

There are a lot of American Companies t hat are guilty of treason in their business dealings with China!

William Petite
William Petite
26 days ago
Reply to  Junius

You can include the higher educational system, as well. Selling one soul, comes cheap today. And they already have more money than they can ever spend.

Ruckweiler
Ruckweiler
26 days ago

In the KJV it says “The love of money IS the root of all evil” and these amoral billionaires are proving such.

Jim
Jim
26 days ago

Amazon first, principles last!

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