The Chinese Communist Party’s Use of Homophonous Pen Names: An Open-Source Open Secret

  title={The Chinese Communist Party’s Use of Homophonous Pen Names: An Open-Source Open Secret},
  author={David Gitter and Leah Fang},
  journal={Asia Policy},
  pages={112 - 69}
This article examines the evolving commentary system in the People’s Republic of China that utilizes homophonous pen names to transmit official Chinese Communist Party (CCP) views and assesses the system’s utility as a credible information source for foreign analysts. Main Argument The CCP uses an evolving system of homophonous pen names to write authoritative commentary that accurately propagates its views. Since the mid-1990s, this system has been repurposed to circumvent growing… 

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