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China

Chi­na is known for its use of “soft pow­er” in order to sup­port its goals of expand­ing glob­al influ­ence. It has been active­ly attempt­ing to inter­fere in the cur­rent US elec­tions, albeit at a small­er scale than Rus­sia and with the aim of sow­ing con­fu­sion rather than sup­port­ing either candidate.

August 2nd, 2021 18:04
New Study Examines China’s Disinformation Efforts on Social Media
RAND, a US think tank, has published a study examining China’s disinformation efforts on social media. According to the RAND study: The Chinese military's focus on information warfare is expanding...
July 29th, 2021 12:08
China Says It Needs To Strengthen Global Propaganda Efforts To Help Foreigners Understand Chinese Communist Party
US media reported last month that China’s President Xi Jinping said the country must improve its global propaganda efforts to help foreigners understand the Chinese Communist Party. According to a...
July 11th, 2021 13:22
NATO Paper Identifies Chinese Influence Actors Abroad
NATO’s Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats has published a study examining China’s use of non-state actors (NSA) as state proxies, arguing that under Xi Jinping, the political control...
July 8th, 2021 14:15
Chinese Diaspora Targeted By Chinese-State-Linked Social Media Manipulation
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), an Australian think tank, is reporting that Chinese-state-linked social media accounts are running a cross-platform disinformation campaign targeting the Chinese diaspora, using the #StopAsianHate...
July 8th, 2021 14:10
Germany Seeks To Counter Chinese Influence At Universities As Concerns About Confucius Institutes Grow
Hong Kong media is reporting that Germany will invest millions of Euros to combat Chinese influence over German Universities. According to a South China Morning Post article, the German Education...
July 8th, 2021 14:04
Bush Family NGO Accepts $5 Million From Chinese Influence Group
Last month, US media reported that a nonprofit affiliated with the late former US President George H.W. Bush agreed to accept $5 million from a policy group with close ties...
July 1st, 2021 16:25
China Ramps Up Disinformation Campaign To Undermine International Xinjiang Outcry
US media reported at the end of April that the Chinese government was stepping up its international disinformation operation surrounding the mass detention of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in...
July 1st, 2021 16:23
New York Time Covers Chinese Influence Operation First Reported By The GIOR
Late last month, the New York Times published a major investigation into a Chinese influence operation first covered in March by the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR). The effort flooded...
June 28th, 2021 13:42
German Authorities Prepare For Foreign Influence Operations Ahead Of Federal Elections
German media is reporting that German authorities are preparing against foreign influence operations, cyber attacks, and disinformation campaigns ahead of federal elections in September. According to a FAZ report: May...
June 28th, 2021 13:39
New Report Examines China’s Influence Operations In Canada
The Alliance Canada Hong Kong, a Canada-based NGO advocating for democracy in Hong Kong, has published a report examining China’s foreign influence operations in Canada. According to the report, titled...