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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.

December 19th, 2021 15:43
How China Cultivates A Network Of Western Pro-China YouTube Influencers
US media is reporting on China’s attempts to cultivate a network of Western YouTube influencers living in China spreading pro-China messages online. According to a New York Times investigation: December...
December 15th, 2021 16:01
Chinese Government Hires US Social Media Influencers Amid Beijing Olympics Boycotts
US media is reporting that the Chinese government has hired a US firm to recruit social media influencers to promote the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. According to a report by...
December 8th, 2021 15:54
Former Serbian President Addresses Chinese Conference On CCP “International Significance”
Chinese media reported last month that China hosted the 9th World Forum on China Studies in October. The conference brought together over 150 scholars and opinion leaders from around the...
December 6th, 2021 13:53
Serbia Is ‘Most Vulnerable’ to Russian and Chinese Influence, Study Finds
European media is reporting that a new study has concluded Serbia is the Eastern European country most susceptible to Russian and Chinese influence. According to a EUobserver report: November 23,...
November 30th, 2021 15:35
European Parliament Publishes Draft Report On Foreign Interference, Russia And China Identified As Main Actors
The European Parliament’s Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the  European Union, including Disinformation (INGE) has published a draft report on foreign interference and disinformation in...
November 29th, 2021 15:04
China Increasingly Outsources Its Online Influence Operations To Private Contractors
A US China analyst is reporting that the Chinese government is increasingly outsourcing its online influence operations to private companies, paying them to post positive stories in the west. According...
November 25th, 2021 16:21
Chinese Influence Operations In Italy
Sinposis, a Czech website covering Chinese foreign policy, has published a detailed report examining Chinese efforts to shape policy and public opinion by influencing elite figures across Italy’s political spectrum....
November 25th, 2021 16:10
China Increases Reach Of Its Influence Operations, Surpassing Russia’s
US media is reporting that through a combination of industrial scale and technological clout, China’s Communist Party is increasing the reach of its influence operations, surpassing even the Kremlin’s malign...
November 22nd, 2021 15:19
China Lobbies US Companies To Oppose China Bills
Reuters is reporting that China has been secretly lobbying US companies and business groups to fight China-related bills in the US Congress. According to the Reuters investigation: November 12, 2021...
November 15th, 2021 14:39
China-Linked Actors Sought To Influence Canadian Parliamentary Election On WeChat
The Atlantic Council’s DFRLab, a US think tank, is reporting that China-linked WeChat accounts took an active role in seeking to influence the recent parliamentary election in Canada, displaying signs...