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.

October 27th, 2020 13:50
RECOMMENDED READING: “Debating the Debates: How Russian, Chinese, and Iranian State-Backed Media Covered the U.S. First Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates
The Alliance for Securing Democracy, a project affiliated with the US-based think tank German Marshall Fund, has published a study on how Russian, Chinese and Iranian state-backed media has covered...
October 24th, 2020 13:22
Facebook Dismantles Chinese Disinformation Network Supporting Philippine President
Asian media is reporting that Facebook has dismantled a disinformation network targeting the Philippines. According to a report in The Diplomat, the network had an audience of at least 130,000...
October 18th, 2020 09:07
DHS Homeland Threat Analysis Also Fails To Mention Chinese Election Meddling- Is the Agency Worried About Politicization Accusations?
As the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) reported earlier, the US Department of Homeland Security has released its October 2020 "Homeland Threat Assessment,” which contains a strangely couched assessment of Chinese...
October 16th, 2020 11:20
RECOMMENDED READING: “With A Mix Of Covert Disinformation And Blatant Propaganda, Foreign Adversaries Bear Down On Final Phase Of Presidential Campaign”
In late August, the Washington Post reported a useful analysis of the difference between the Russian, Chinese, and Iranian approach to their cyber operations aimed at the US elections, concluding...
October 15th, 2020 11:57
RECOMMENDED READING: “The Shifting Chessboard Of International Influence Operations”
The Brookings Institution has published a short but useful summary of what Russia, China, and Iran are variously attempting to achieve through their information operations. The article begins: September 22,...
October 15th, 2020 11:03
New Zealand Professor’s Report On Chinese Influence Criticized By University
New Zealand media is reporting on the case of a university professor accused of making errors in her report on Chinese influence within the country's university system. According to the...
October 14th, 2020 06:52
US Designates Confucius Institutes as Foreign Missions
The US State Department last month designated the Chinese Confucius Institutes as “Foreign Missions.” According to the State Department announcement: Confucius Institutes are clearly sponsored by Beijing: Confucius Institutes (CIs) are...
October 14th, 2020 06:38
Oxford Academic Hands Out “Meaningless” Academic Award to Hong Kong Businessman
UK media is reporting on the awarding of what was described as a” meaningless” academic qualification to a Hong King businessman tied to Chinese authorities. According to the Guardian report...
October 14th, 2020 06:26
Facebook Deletes Chinese Accounts Both Attacking & Defending Trump
The New York Times reported last month that Facebook deleted what were described as "limited Chinese operations" aimed at both helping and during the election prospects of US President Donald...