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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.

February 16th, 2022 15:21
Pro-China Twitter Accounts Coopt Human Rights Hashtag Critical of Beijing Winter Olympics
US media reported last week that in the lead-up to the Beijing Winter Olympics, pro-China accounts have flooded Twitter with the hashtag #GenocideGames. According to a Wall Street Journal report:...
February 15th, 2022 16:02
Veiled State Media Reporters, Honeypots, and Peers: China’s Global Influencer Operations
Miburo, a US-based consulting company, is reporting that the Chinese government has adopted a calculated social media influencer strategy that includes three broad categories of influencers: "Veiled" Chinese state media...
February 9th, 2022 14:12
China Ramping Up Global Disinformation Efforts But Not Reached Full Potential Report Says
US media reported last month that China's enormous propaganda apparatus is ramping up its global disinformation efforts. The report argues that China still has not fully used its capacities to...
February 3rd, 2022 15:48
China Is Tracking “Anti-China Personnel”, Including Foreign Academics And Journalists, On Twitter And Facebook
US media reported in December that China’s state media, police force, and military are mining Western social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, to track “anti-China personnel,” including foreign...
January 30th, 2022 13:04
EU Parliamentary Committee On Foreign Interference Concludes Inquiry, Recommends Sanctions Regime Against Disinformation
The European Parliament is reporting that its Special Committee on Foreign Interference (INGE) has concluded its inquiry and recommends building a sanctions regime against disinformation. According to a European Parliament...
January 27th, 2022 15:30
China Hires Western TikTokers To Polish Its Image During 2022 Winter Olympics
UK media is reporting that China is hiring western social media influencers to spread positive stories about China throughout next month’s Winter Olympics and Paralympics. According to a report in...
January 24th, 2022 14:48
Dutch University Human Rights Center Received Funding From China; Researchers Defended China Human Rights Policy
Dutch media reported last week that a human rights research center at a leading Dutch university whose affiliated researchers have regularly championed China's human rights policy has received hundreds of...
January 24th, 2022 14:43
Danish Intelligence Identifies Influence Operations As Part Of Hostile Intelligence Activities By Russia, China, And Iran
International media reported last week that Denmark’s domestic intelligence service has warned of rising hostile intelligence activities against Denmark by Russia, China, Iran, and others. According to a Reuters report:...
January 21st, 2022 15:58
British Intelligence Uncovers Chinese Influence Agent In UK Parliament
UK media reported last week that Britain’s domestic security service MI5 issued an extraordinary warning to parliament, naming Christine Lee, a well-known lawyer in London’s Chinese community, as an agent...
January 19th, 2022 15:32
French Military Says Chinese Influence Operations Have Become Tougher; Now Resemble Russian Methods
The Strategic Research Institute of the French Military College (IRSEM), affiliated with the French military, has recently published a 654-pages study on global Chinese influence operations, arguing that they have...