A radio station controlled by the Chinese Communist Party propaganda outlet Phoenix TV has been ordered by the Trump administration to cease its broadcasts within 48 hours. The Federal Communications Commission ruled on Monday that a Mexico-based radio station owned in part by Phoenix TV—one of the Communist regime’s leading propaganda organs—must end its broadcasts due to its failure to disclose its ties to China.
"Today’s decision sends an important message to the world that the U.S. will not allow China to exploit FCC loopholes and spread its propaganda over our airwaves," Sen. Ted Cruz told the Free Beacon. "More importantly, this decision is a critical step in countering the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to control what Americans see, hear, and ultimately think."
Big decision from @FCC, denying a broadcasting license to a Chinese Communist Party-controlled radio station that was broadcasting from Mexico into the US.— Michael Sobolik (@michaelsobolik) June 22, 2020
Props to @SenTedCruz for highlight this issue. Winning these small skirmishes matters. https://t.co/0ixFLrRudz
Decision follows introduction of BEAMS Act, Sen. Cruz’s legislation to stop China from propagandizing to Americans from radio stations in Mexico and Canada https://t.co/Wj4M37NHF2— Texas Border Business (@TBBusiness) June 22, 2020
US designated 4 more Chinese state media as foreign mission: CCTV, China News Service, People’s Daily& Global Times.— Zhaoyin Feng 馮兆音 (@ZhaoyinFeng) June 22, 2020
Assistant Secretary of State David Stillwell described it as "cleaning up some broken glass" that US hadn’t paid much attention to before. https://t.co/YeThHn8FrV
The Chinese Communist Party should not be able to set up shop in Mexico & blanket America with propaganda. As @kredo0 first reported, when Congress returns I will intro a bill to close @FCC loopholes being used by stations connected to CCP-controlled media, including Phoenix TV.— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) April 24, 2020
Phoenix TV has been waging information warfare in the US for yrs. They are nominally private but actually state owned. In 2018 I led effort to block them from using cutouts to spread propaganda. MSM should NEVER have given them seat at WH press conference. https://t.co/JswOrAwb8X— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 7, 2020
Hong Kong Phoenix TV Reporter: Are you cooperating with China?— August Takala (@AugustTakala) April 6, 2020
TRUMP: Who are you with? Who owns that [station]? Is it owned by China?
Reporter: No, it's not, it's privately-owned company.
(It actually is owned largely by corporations held by the Chinese government.) pic.twitter.com/0FEBfZiA1T
“In 2018 I warned the FCC about Phoenix TV a nominally ‘private’ company long financially controlled by China state-owned enterprises,” Cruz wrote on Twitter.https://t.co/GdQG2893YS— PolitixGal (@PolitixGal) April 8, 2020
Read the FCC's full ruling below.