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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.

August 25th, 2021 17:04
China’s Influence On Political Elites In Estonia
The International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS), an Estonian think tank, reported last year about China’s influence activities in Estonia, examining the Chinese Communist Party’s relations with political elites...
August 17th, 2021 13:39
Chinese Media Cites Non-Existing Swiss Scientist On Covid
European media is reporting that a Swiss biologist cited by Chinese media discussing the origins of the coronavirus actually does not exist and that the Swiss Embassy asked China to...
August 12th, 2021 13:56
How Chinese Media Wages A War Against The West: The Case Of Hu Xijin
European media has published a short documentary about Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of the Global Times, the Chinese government’s main English-language newspaper. The ARTE documentary describes Hu Xijin as follows:...
August 11th, 2021 15:26
New Report Details China’s Influence In the UN Economic And Social Affairs System
The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), a Geneva-based human rights NGO, has published a report detailing China’s influence in the UN economic and social affairs system, highlighting potential risks...
August 6th, 2021 11:06
How Disinformation Flows Through The Chinese-American Diaspora; An Alliance With US Conservatives
UK media reported last month about an alliance between the Chinese-American diaspora and American conservatives and traced how disinformation flows through that diaspora. According to a BBC article: July 8,...
August 2nd, 2021 18:04
New Study Examines China’s Disinformation Efforts on Social Media
RAND, a US think tank, has published a study examining China’s disinformation efforts on social media. According to the RAND study: The Chinese military's focus on information warfare is expanding...
July 29th, 2021 12:08
China Says It Needs To Strengthen Global Propaganda Efforts To Help Foreigners Understand Chinese Communist Party
US media reported last month that China’s President Xi Jinping said the country must improve its global propaganda efforts to help foreigners understand the Chinese Communist Party. According to a...
July 11th, 2021 13:22
NATO Paper Identifies Chinese Influence Actors Abroad
NATO’s Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats has published a study examining China’s use of non-state actors (NSA) as state proxies, arguing that under Xi Jinping, the political control...
July 8th, 2021 14:15
Chinese Diaspora Targeted By Chinese-State-Linked Social Media Manipulation
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), an Australian think tank, is reporting that Chinese-state-linked social media accounts are running a cross-platform disinformation campaign targeting the Chinese diaspora, using the #StopAsianHate...
July 8th, 2021 14:10
Germany Seeks To Counter Chinese Influence At Universities As Concerns About Confucius Institutes Grow
Hong Kong media is reporting that Germany will invest millions of Euros to combat Chinese influence over German Universities. According to a South China Morning Post article, the German Education...