President Trump asked a reporter at his April 6th press event if she was working for the government of China, following a hostile question. She Was.

President Trump asked a reporter at his April 6th press event if she was working for the government of China, following a hostile question. She Was. By Raheem Kassam.

She replied that her company – Phoenix Media – is “privately” owned [not “by the state”].

She’s lying.

The Hong Kong/Cayman Islands based Phoenix Media is actually owned in large part by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and by a former CCP propaganda officer.

As of 2018, Phoenix Satellite Holdings was owned by Liu Changle (37.1% of shares). Changle is a “former PLA propaganda official who is close to senior Chinese government leaders”.

Changle previously worked as a propaganda officer for China National Radio (then known as the Central People’s Broadcasting Station). …

At least 65 percent of the company is owned by the government of China.