China’s leaders are loving ‘House of Cards’

02.19.14 4 years ago

China’s leaders are loving “House of Cards”
As The Washington Post reports, the Netflix series is a hit among Chinese Communist Party leaders: “It”s little surprise that a show devoted to political machinations would resonate in a country with a long history of back-stabbing leadership purges and inner-party struggle. Many in the Chinese public perceive their leaders as brazenly unscrupulous, with the only goal in governance to consolidate power and wealth. But another reason the show may be a success here, some China experts in the United States fear, is because its unflattering portrayal of U.S. politics affirms Chinese government propaganda about American hypocrisy and bullying.” PLUS: Google searches lead to illegal streaming of “House of Cards.”

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