X

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.

December 13th, 2020 15:05
RECOMMENDED READING: “China’s Sticks and Carrots in Central Europe: The Logic and Power of Chinese Influence”
A Czech think tank has released an outstanding and detailed report on Chine influence efforts directed against four Central European countries. The Asociace Pro Mezinárodní Otázky (Association for International Affairs)...
December 13th, 2020 14:32
US Intelligence Official Says China Increasing Efforts To Influence New Biden Administration, No Evidence Offered
The BBC is reporting that according to a US intelligence official, Chinese “agents” have stepped up efforts to influence the incoming administration President-elect Joe Biden. The BBC report, however, does...
December 1st, 2020 17:18
Czech MEP Said To be Acting As Agent Of Chinese Influence
US media is reporting on what it describes as a prominent European lawmaker said to be acting as an agent of Chinese influence in the European Parliament. The POLITICO report...
November 12th, 2020 11:59
Chinese-Australian Community Leader First To Be Charged Under New Influence Laws
UK media is reporting that a Chinese-Australian community leader has become the first person charged with a foreign interference offense under news laws established in 2018. According to The Guardian...
November 12th, 2020 11:44
German Official Suppressed Intelligence On Chinese Influence- Feared Business Ties Would Suffer
US media is reporting that, according to former US intelligence officials, a high-ranking German official suppressed a 2018 report on Chinese influence in Germany over concerns that it would negatively...
November 5th, 2020 15:47
College Entrance Exam Company To Sever Ties With Confucius Institutes
US media is reporting that the organization responsible for developing the US college entrance exams will sever its financial ties with the Chinese Confucius Institute Headquarters. According to a report...
November 4th, 2020 12:46
RECOMMENDED READING: “600 U.S. Groups Linked to Chinese Communist Party Influence Effort with Ambition Beyond Election”
US media has reported on a Chinese influence network headed by a division of the Communist Party known as the United Front Work Department. According to the Newsweek report, the...
November 1st, 2020 13:06
RECOMMENDED READING: “China’s Hopeless Twitter Influence Operations”
China analyst and podcaster Jordan Schneider has posted a well written and insightful analysis of Chinese Twitter influence operations, concluding that "China has no idea how to run a Twitter...
October 30th, 2020 14:02
US Senators Query College Entrance Exam Company About Financial Relationship With Confucius Institutes
University media in the US is reporting that a group of US Senators is asking the developer of college entrance exams to clarify its financial relationship with the Chinese Confucius...
October 29th, 2020 12:47
US Security Experts Warn Of Long-Term Threat Posed By Chinese Influence Operations
US media is reporting that various experts have concluded that Chinese influence operations pose a greater long term threat to the US than do Russian efforts. According to an NBC...