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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 12th, 2022 14:29
Confucius Institute Teachers Not Directed by the CCP but Highly Politically Compliant, Study Finds
The Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI) recently published a study examining whether China’s government exerts control over teachers at China’s Confucius Institutes (CI) and how it might...
May 10th, 2022 14:17
Chinese Efforts to Amplify Russian Propaganda on Ukraine Intensifies, US Says
US media reported last month that China’s officials and state media are increasingly parroting Russian propaganda organs on the war in Ukraine, undercutting US and European diplomatic efforts, even after...
May 9th, 2022 16:11
Russia and China Using Disinformation to Justify Internment Camps
US media is reporting that Russia and China have been able to use disinformation to justify their use of internment camps, and that this can be successful as long as...
April 13th, 2022 11:59
China Amplifying Russian Disinformation on Ukraine EU Foreign Policy Body Finds
European media is reporting that according to the EU’s foreign policy body, China is frequently repeating Russian rhetoric on the Ukraine war, in many cases amplifying Russian disinformation. According to a...
April 12th, 2022 16:39
New Study Assesses Responses to Russian and Chinese Information Operations around Covid-19
The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), a US think tank, has published an extensive study assessing responses to Russian and Chinese information operations around Covid-19. The study argues that...
April 8th, 2022 14:03
Australian Think Tank Launches Website Tracking Twitter-Based Global Disinformation and Information Operations
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), an Australian think tank, has launched a new website tracking global disinformation and information operations on Twitter. By analyzing publicly accessible data from Twitter’s...
April 7th, 2022 11:17
Chinese Sources Amplifying Russian Disinformation about Ukraine, Report Says
UK media is reporting that close ties between Russian and Chinese state media and strict government control of information have allowed Russian disinformation on Ukraine to spread swiftly throughout China....
April 5th, 2022 14:36
China Quietly Builds Network of TikTok, Facebook Influencers to Push Propaganda
US media is reporting that China has quietly built a network of social media personalities and influencers who parrot the government’s perspective in posts seen by hundreds of thousands of...
April 1st, 2022 13:18
Amid Ukraine Crisis QAnon Conspiracy Communities are Re-Evaluating China, ISD Report Finds
The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a UK think tank, is reporting that in what is described as a "tectonic shift," QAnon conspiracy communities are re-evaluating their stance on China amid...
March 16th, 2022 12:34
Chinese Officials Amplify Pro-Russian Propaganda on US Biolabs in Ukraine, Researcher Finds
A disinformation researcher has found a clear overlap on Twitter between pro-Russian propaganda pushed by inauthentic accounts and genuine Chinese officials amplifying the US bioweapons conspiracy theory. According to a...