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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.

February 8th, 2021 13:24
RECOMMENDED READING: “Chinese and Russian Influence Campaigns Risk Undermining Covid-19 Vaccination Programs”
An Australian think-tank has published a short report on Chinese and Russian influence campaigns aimed at undermining Covid-19 vaccination programs. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute report begins: As the world...
January 27th, 2021 14:24
RECOMMENDED READING: “Chinese Discourse Power- China’s Use of Information Manipulation in Regional and Global Competition”
The Atlantic Council, a U.S. think tank, has published an extensive report on China’s use of information manipulation in regional and global competition report titled “Chinese Discourse Power- China’s Use...
January 16th, 2021 13:48
US State Department Official Says China’s United Front Work Is Part Of “Malign Influence”
David R. Stilwell, the US Department of State Assistant Secretary Bureau Of East Asian And Pacific Affairs, has made remarks at a conference last October explaining how China’s United Front...
January 14th, 2021 14:22
RECOMMENDED READING: “How China Censored Covid-19”
The New York Times and ProPublica have published an extensive investigation into state-sponsored Chinese disinformation efforts centered on the Covid pandemic. As the report explains: China’s curbs on information about the...
January 7th, 2021 13:26
EDITORIAL: Yesterday’s Events in the United States
As the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) Senior Editor, I would like to say firstly that all of us at GIOR are sick at heart over yesterday's events at the...
January 6th, 2021 13:24
China’s German Influence Network- Swiss Media Identifies Over 230 Organizations
Swiss media is reporting on China’s overt and covert influence operations in Germany, which the article says plays a central role in Peking’s strategy to establish a Sino-centric worldview. According...
January 5th, 2021 13:25
Registered Chinese Communist Party Members Working In Key UK Positions
UK media reported last month that a leaked database of registered Chinese Communist Party members indicates that Party members are currently employed in British consulates, universities, and for some of...
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...