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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.

May 12th, 2021 13:12
China Utilizes Local ‘Alternative Media’ Outlets To Launder Its Propaganda In The Czech Republic
US media is reporting that China is laundering its propaganda in the Czech Republic through local ‘alternative media’ disinformation outlets showing how China increasingly customizes its message to local audiences....
May 12th, 2021 13:02
China Uses Army Of Fake Twitter Accounts
US media is reporting that a large-scale, pro-China network on Twitter is amplifying Chinese official government and state media accounts. An Associated Press investigation describes the network as “an army...
May 12th, 2021 12:53
How China Seeks To Spread Its Influence In Germany
German media is reporting that China is seeking to expand its influence in Germany on multiple levels, through the establishment of boarding schools, the recruitment of expatriate students, the cultivation...
May 11th, 2021 09:59
Exclusive: YouTube Flooded With Chinese Propaganda Videos Denying Forced Labor Accusations In Xinjiang
A Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) investigation has found that YouTube is being flooded with hundreds of Chinese propaganda videos denouncing Western companies after they accused the Chinese government of...
May 7th, 2021 12:34
Slovakian Confucius Institute Director Threatens China Expert After Study Reveals Chinese Presence At Slovak Universities
European media is reporting that the director of the Confucius Institute in Bratislava tried to intimidate a local China expert shortly after he published a survey exposing the Chinese presence...
May 5th, 2021 12:40
New Report Assesses Patterns Of Chinese Soft Power In 17 European Countries
The European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC), comprised of China experts from various leading European research institutes, has published a report mapping and identifying differences in China’s soft-power policies in...
April 28th, 2021 12:24
US Intelligence Community To Create Hub Against Foreign Influence Operations
US media is reporting that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the head of the US intelligence community, is planning to set up a “Foreign Malign Influence...
April 28th, 2021 12:19
China Uses 22 Million-Strong Internet Troll Army To Shape Online Discourse
The US think-tank Jamestown Foundation is reporting that China is employing an extensive network of more than 20 million “internet commentators” - trolls tasked with artificially amplifying content favorable to...
April 26th, 2021 15:06
Chinese State Propaganda Enters Western Mainstream News Outlets Through Advertorial Inserts
The Jamestown Foundation, a US think tank, is reporting that China’s state propaganda apparatus is expanding its influence among foreign audiences through what are described as “advertorial inserts” in Western...
April 14th, 2021 12:29
China Uses Canadian YouTuber To Defend Against Uyghur Genocide Accusations
Chinese media is reporting that the Chinese foreign ministry has used a China-based Canadian YouTuber to defend itself against accusations of human rights violations against the Muslim Uyghur population in...