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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.

May 5th, 2021 12:40
New Report Assesses Patterns Of Chinese Soft Power In 17 European Countries
The European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC), comprised of China experts from various leading European research institutes, has published a report mapping and identifying differences in China’s soft-power policies in...
April 28th, 2021 12:24
US Intelligence Community To Create Hub Against Foreign Influence Operations
US media is reporting that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the head of the US intelligence community, is planning to set up a “Foreign Malign Influence...
April 28th, 2021 12:19
China Uses 22 Million-Strong Internet Troll Army To Shape Online Discourse
The US think-tank Jamestown Foundation is reporting that China is employing an extensive network of more than 20 million “internet commentators” - trolls tasked with artificially amplifying content favorable to...
April 26th, 2021 15:06
Chinese State Propaganda Enters Western Mainstream News Outlets Through Advertorial Inserts
The Jamestown Foundation, a US think tank, is reporting that China’s state propaganda apparatus is expanding its influence among foreign audiences through what are described as “advertorial inserts” in Western...
April 14th, 2021 12:29
China Uses Canadian YouTuber To Defend Against Uyghur Genocide Accusations
Chinese media is reporting that the Chinese foreign ministry has used a China-based Canadian YouTuber to defend itself against accusations of human rights violations against the Muslim Uyghur population in...
April 9th, 2021 10:50
Despite 5G Ban, Huawei’s Influence Increases In Europe Through Academic Partnerships
The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), a US think tank, is reporting that even though most of Europe has blocked Huawei’s ability to build 5G infrastructure, the Chinese telecommunications...
April 6th, 2021 12:33
EU Can’t Counter Chinese Disinformation Says EU Foreign Affairs Chief
US media reported last month that according to its foreign affairs chief, the EU does not have sufficient resources to counter Chinese disinformation attacks. According to the POLITICO report: March...
March 31st, 2021 13:54
China Controls International Students In Scottish Universities Through Student Associations, Former Diplomat Claims
Scottish media is reporting that according to a former Chinese diplomat, China tries to control its international students studying at Scottish universities through student associations,  According to an article in...
March 28th, 2021 13:34
US Intelligence Says Russia & Iran Tried To Influence US Elections While China Declined
The office of the US Director of National Intelligence has declassified and released its report titled “Foreign Threats to the 2020 Elections” which concluded that while there were no indications...
March 22nd, 2021 14:03
Report Examines Conspiracy Theories About Covid-19 Origins In China, the US, Russia, and Iran
The Associated Press and the DFRLab, a US think tank, have published a joint research project examining and comparing the false narratives about Covid-19’s origins in China, the US, Russia,...