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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.

March 4th, 2021 16:17
RECOMMENDED READING: “Censorship and the Capitol Riot: How Big Tech Became the Target of Russian, Chinese, and Iranian Messaging”
The Alliance for Securing Democracy has published a report examining how Iranian, Russian, and Chinese state media have used the occasion of political dysfunction in the US in order to...
February 19th, 2021 14:39
RECOMMENDED READING: “Weaponized: How Rumors About Covid-19’s Origins Led To A Narrative Arms Race”
The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRL) has issued a report concluding that China was the leading actor using disinformation in an attempt to control the narrative around the...
February 8th, 2021 13:35
EU Suspends EU-China Friendship Group
US media is reporting that the EU-China Friendship Group was suspended following a decision by the European Parliament that the group was too close to the Chinese government. According to...
February 8th, 2021 13:24
RECOMMENDED READING: “Chinese and Russian Influence Campaigns Risk Undermining Covid-19 Vaccination Programs”
An Australian think-tank has published a short report on Chinese and Russian influence campaigns aimed at undermining Covid-19 vaccination programs. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute report begins: As the world...
January 27th, 2021 14:24
RECOMMENDED READING: “Chinese Discourse Power- China’s Use of Information Manipulation in Regional and Global Competition”
The Atlantic Council, a U.S. think tank, has published an extensive report on China’s use of information manipulation in regional and global competition report titled “Chinese Discourse Power- China’s Use...
January 16th, 2021 13:48
US State Department Official Says China’s United Front Work Is Part Of “Malign Influence”
David R. Stilwell, the US Department of State Assistant Secretary Bureau Of East Asian And Pacific Affairs, has made remarks at a conference last October explaining how China’s United Front...
January 14th, 2021 14:22
RECOMMENDED READING: “How China Censored Covid-19”
The New York Times and ProPublica have published an extensive investigation into state-sponsored Chinese disinformation efforts centered on the Covid pandemic. As the report explains: China’s curbs on information about the...
January 7th, 2021 13:26
EDITORIAL: Yesterday’s Events in the United States
As the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) Senior Editor, I would like to say firstly that all of us at GIOR are sick at heart over yesterday's events at the...
January 6th, 2021 13:24
China’s German Influence Network- Swiss Media Identifies Over 230 Organizations
Swiss media is reporting on China’s overt and covert influence operations in Germany, which the article says plays a central role in Peking’s strategy to establish a Sino-centric worldview. According...
January 5th, 2021 13:25
Registered Chinese Communist Party Members Working In Key UK Positions
UK media reported last month that a leaked database of registered Chinese Communist Party members indicates that Party members are currently employed in British consulates, universities, and for some of...