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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.

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...
October 27th, 2020 13:50
RECOMMENDED READING: “Debating the Debates: How Russian, Chinese, and Iranian State-Backed Media Covered the U.S. First Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates
The Alliance for Securing Democracy, a project affiliated with the US-based think tank German Marshall Fund, has published a study on how Russian, Chinese and Iranian state-backed media has covered...
October 24th, 2020 13:22
Facebook Dismantles Chinese Disinformation Network Supporting Philippine President
Asian media is reporting that Facebook has dismantled a disinformation network targeting the Philippines. According to a report in The Diplomat, the network had an audience of at least 130,000...
October 18th, 2020 09:07
DHS Homeland Threat Analysis Also Fails To Mention Chinese Election Meddling- Is the Agency Worried About Politicization Accusations?
As the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) reported earlier, the US Department of Homeland Security has released its October 2020 "Homeland Threat Assessment,” which contains a strangely couched assessment of Chinese...
October 16th, 2020 11:20
RECOMMENDED READING: “With A Mix Of Covert Disinformation And Blatant Propaganda, Foreign Adversaries Bear Down On Final Phase Of Presidential Campaign”
In late August, the Washington Post reported a useful analysis of the difference between the Russian, Chinese, and Iranian approach to their cyber operations aimed at the US elections, concluding...
October 15th, 2020 11:57
RECOMMENDED READING: “The Shifting Chessboard Of International Influence Operations”
The Brookings Institution has published a short but useful summary of what Russia, China, and Iran are variously attempting to achieve through their information operations. The article begins: September 22,...
October 15th, 2020 11:03
New Zealand Professor’s Report On Chinese Influence Criticized By University
New Zealand media is reporting on the case of a university professor accused of making errors in her report on Chinese influence within the country's university system. According to the...
October 14th, 2020 06:52
US Designates Confucius Institutes as Foreign Missions
The US State Department last month designated the Chinese Confucius Institutes as “Foreign Missions.” According to the State Department announcement: Confucius Institutes are clearly sponsored by Beijing: Confucius Institutes (CIs) are...