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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.

January 24th, 2022 14:48
Dutch University Human Rights Center Received Funding From China; Researchers Defended China Human Rights Policy
Dutch media reported last week that a human rights research center at a leading Dutch university whose affiliated researchers have regularly championed China's human rights policy has received hundreds of...
January 24th, 2022 14:43
Danish Intelligence Identifies Influence Operations As Part Of Hostile Intelligence Activities By Russia, China, And Iran
International media reported last week that Denmark’s domestic intelligence service has warned of rising hostile intelligence activities against Denmark by Russia, China, Iran, and others. According to a Reuters report:...
January 21st, 2022 15:58
British Intelligence Uncovers Chinese Influence Agent In UK Parliament
UK media reported last week that Britain’s domestic security service MI5 issued an extraordinary warning to parliament, naming Christine Lee, a well-known lawyer in London’s Chinese community, as an agent...
January 19th, 2022 15:32
French Military Says Chinese Influence Operations Have Become Tougher; Now Resemble Russian Methods
The Strategic Research Institute of the French Military College (IRSEM), affiliated with the French military, has recently published a 654-pages study on global Chinese influence operations, arguing that they have...
January 18th, 2022 15:16
Chinese Intelligence Coopts Former Czech Communist-Era Intelligence Agents To Serve As Proxies In Czechia
The Jamestown Foundation, a US think tank, reported last month that China's Ministry of State Security has been attempting to coopt influential voices in media and academia in the Czech...
January 16th, 2022 15:03
New Study Maps Czech And Slovak Local Governments’ Ties To China
The Central European Institute for Asian Studies (CEIAS), a pan-European think tank, has recently published a study examining the interactions of local Czech and Slovakian governments with China. According to...
January 16th, 2022 14:24
Chinese State-Linked Networks Tried To Influence Online Discourse on Xinjiang, Study Finds
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), an Australian think tank, is reporting on two decentralized Chinese state-linked networks seeking to influence discourse about Xinjiang across platforms, including Twitter and YouTube....
January 13th, 2022 15:50
New Report Investigates European Responses To Russian And Chinese Covid-19-Related Disinformation
The Hague Program for Cyber Norms, a Dutch think tank affiliated with Leiden University, has recently published a report investigating European responses to Covid-19-related disinformation and foreign influence operations, According...
January 12th, 2022 15:52
China’s Information Manipulation Operations In Europe
MERICS, a European think tank working on China, has recently published a podcast examining Chinese information manipulation operations and propaganda efforts in Europe. According to the Podcast: December 3, 2021...
January 10th, 2022 15:26
Reach Of Chinese Influence Operations On Twitter More Limited Than Expected, Research Shows
US media reported last month on new research suggesting that Chinese state-backed influence campaigns on Twitter are more limited in their reach than usually expected, with most accounts having few...