China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert

Sunday, May 22, 2022

2022 Issue 20

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Must Read | Watch | Listen

Hong Kong Police Arrest Cardinal in National Security Case

via The New York Times
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

With the clear approval of the Chinese Communist Party, Hong Kong’s national security police arrested Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former Bishop of Hong Kong, Margaret Ng, a lawyer and former opposition lawmaker, and Denise Ho, a singer and LGBTQ rights activist.  All three are accused of colluding with foreign forces. 

by Austin Ramzy and Tiffany May

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The arrest of a 90-year-old cardinal signals China’s crackdown — and its fear

via The Washington Post
Friday, May 13, 2022

The U.S. Speaker of the House writes about “Beijing’s worsening crackdown as Hong Kong fights for its freedoms — and of Beijing’s growing desperation and fear that it is losing this fight.” The Speaker has personal experience with the CCP’s desperation and fear.  In 1991, during a visit to Beijing, Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), along with Rep. Ben Jones (D-GA) and Rep. John Miller (R-WA) were roughed up and briefly detained by the PRC for honoring the victims of the Tiananmen Massacre.

by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

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What Is China Learning From Russia’s War in Ukraine?

via Foreign Affairs
Monday, May 16, 2022

Xi and the leadership of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) are closely monitoring events in Ukraine, looking for lessons that might be usefully applied in the event of a conflict with Taiwan. Russia’s struggles will in no way shake China’s determination to bring Taiwan under its control. From Beijing’s perspective, Russia’s war in Ukraine is merely a realistic preview of the costs China would likely bear if it resorted to war. Chinese leaders will examine Russia’s failures and adapt their operational plans to avoid making similar mistakes. Taiwan and the United States, therefore, would be well advised to do the same, and to scrutinize each stage of the war in Ukraine from the perspective of a Chinese official. 

by David Sacks

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Uyghur county in China has highest prison rate in the world

via Associated Press
Monday, May 16, 2022

“Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uyghur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the world, an Associated Press review of leaked data shows.”

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Uyghurs Have No Faith in Michelle Bachelet’s UN Visit to China

via The Diplomat
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Executive Director of the U.S.-based Uyghur Human Rights Project explains how Uyghurs that he helps represent no longer have any faith in the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.  Bachelet, a former Chilean President, has failed to live up to her mandate to protect human rights as she has been silent about the PRC’s genocide of Uyghurs in Xinjiang that has been going on for nearly five years.

by Omer Kanat

Authoritarianism
Authoritarianism

Articles On: Hong Kong, Travel, Covid, Football, School, Learning Apps, Passports, and 2023 Asian Cup

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Articles that illuminate the lack of personal freedom and political liberty under the Chinese Communist Party.

Cyber and Information Technology
Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: Bitcoin, Blockchain, COSCO, China’s Tech, and Internet

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

The Chinese Communist Party seeks to control information technology as a means to shape and censor the communications and opinions of its own people, as well as the communications of individuals beyond China's borders.

Environmental Harms
Environmental Harms

Articles On: Climate, Coal, Flood Season, and Tuvalu

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and generates enormous pollution and environmental degradation. This section highlights the activities carried out by entities controlled by the Chinese Communist Party that harm our environment.

Foreign Interference and Coercion
Foreign Interference and Coercion

Articles On: Zero-Covid, Philippines, Foreign Agents Registration Act, Trump, and Chinese Spies

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

The Chinese Communist Party wages a series of foreign interference and coercion campaigns and this section provides articles and reports explaining those actions, as well as the damage they do abroad.

Human Rights and Religious Persecution
Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Articles On: UN Rights, Slave-Labor Companies, Human Rights, Catholics, Torture, Lockdowns, and Uyghurs

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

This section documents the myriad abuses that the Chinese Communist Party commits against its own people in violation of its commitments under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage
Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Articles On: Business Leaders, Sunac, Covid, Broader Crackdown, Property, Chips, Solar, Lockdowns, Tariffs, Trade, Currency, and EV Investments

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

This section highlights articles and reports on the harmful impacts of the commercial and economic policies employed by the Chinese Communist Party.

Military and Security Threats
Military and Security Threats

Articles On: Solomons Islands, Indo-Pacific, Weapons, Japan, EU, Australia, Ukraine War, Germany, France, ASEAN leaders, and Chinese Tech

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Articles on the comprehensive military modernization and expansion program undertaken by the Chinese Communist Party, which supports an increasingly aggressive foreign policy and threatens the safety of China's neighbors.

One Belt, One Road Strategy
One Belt, One Road Strategy

Articles On: COSCO and Pakistan

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

The section describes how the Chinese Communist Party employs its foreign infrastructure and development program to further its strategic interests abroad and in international institutions.

Opinion Pieces
Opinion Pieces

Articles On: China’s Economy, China, Uyghurs, Catholic, and the Quad

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

This section collects opinion pieces from across the world commenting on the harms caused by the activities of the Chinese Communist Party and provides insight into the various solutions that experts and leaders suggest we pursue to protect our interests.

About the Issue

This week’s issue starts with the Chinese Communist Party’s arrest of Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former Bishop of Hong Kong for allegedly “colluding with foreign forces.” 

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

2022 Issue 20

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022
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Friday, May 13, 2022
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Monday, May 16, 2022
article
Monday, May 16, 2022
article
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
article

Authoritarianism

Sunday, May 22, 2022
article

Cyber and Information Technology

Sunday, May 22, 2022
article

Environmental Harms

Sunday, May 22, 2022
article

Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, May 22, 2022
article

Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, May 22, 2022
article

Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, May 22, 2022
article

Military and Security Threats

Sunday, May 22, 2022
article

One Belt, One Road Strategy

Sunday, May 22, 2022
article

Opinion Pieces

Sunday, May 22, 2022
article
Sunday, May 15, 2022

2022 Issue 19

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Monday, May 9, 2022
article
Thursday, May 5, 2022
article
Sunday, May 1, 2022
article
Saturday, May 7, 2022
article
Monday, May 2, 2022
article
Friday, May 13, 2022
article

Authoritarianism

Sunday, May 15, 2022
article

Cyber and Information Technology

Sunday, May 15, 2022
article

Environmental Harms

Sunday, May 15, 2022
article

Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, May 15, 2022
article

Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, May 15, 2022
article

Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, May 15, 2022
article

Military and Security Threats

Sunday, May 15, 2022
article

One Belt, One Road Strategy

Sunday, May 15, 2022
article

Opinion Pieces

Sunday, May 15, 2022
article
Sunday, May 8, 2022

2022 Issue 18

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022
article
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
article
Thursday, April 28, 2022
article
Thursday, April 28, 2022
article
Friday, April 29, 2022
article

Authoritarianism

Sunday, May 8, 2022
article

Cyber and Information Technology

Sunday, May 8, 2022
article

Environmental Harms

Sunday, May 8, 2022
article

Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, May 8, 2022
article

Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, May 8, 2022
article

Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, May 8, 2022
article

Military and Security Threats

Sunday, May 8, 2022
article

One Belt, One Road Strategy

Sunday, May 8, 2022
article

Opinion Pieces

Sunday, May 8, 2022
article
Sunday, May 1, 2022

2022 Issue 17

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022
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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
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Friday, April 22, 2022
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Friday, April 29, 2022
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Authoritarianism

Sunday, May 1, 2022
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Cyber and Information Technology

Sunday, May 1, 2022
article

Environmental Harms

Sunday, May 1, 2022
article

Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, May 1, 2022
article

Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, May 1, 2022
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, May 1, 2022
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Military and Security Threats

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Opinion Pieces

Articles On: China’s Economy, China, Uyghurs, Catholic, and the Quad

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

This section collects opinion pieces from across the world commenting on the harms caused by the activities of the Chinese Communist Party and provides insight into the various solutions that experts and leaders suggest we pursue to protect our interests.

One Belt, One Road Strategy

Articles On: COSCO and Pakistan

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

The section describes how the Chinese Communist Party employs its foreign infrastructure and development program to further its strategic interests abroad and in international institutions.

Military and Security Threats

Articles On: Solomons Islands, Indo-Pacific, Weapons, Japan, EU, Australia, Ukraine War, Germany, France, ASEAN leaders, and Chinese Tech

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Articles on the comprehensive military modernization and expansion program undertaken by the Chinese Communist Party, which supports an increasingly aggressive foreign policy and threatens the safety of China's neighbors.

Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: Bitcoin, Blockchain, COSCO, China’s Tech, and Internet

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

The Chinese Communist Party seeks to control information technology as a means to shape and censor the communications and opinions of its own people, as well as the communications of individuals beyond China's borders.

Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Articles On: Business Leaders, Sunac, Covid, Broader Crackdown, Property, Chips, Solar, Lockdowns, Tariffs, Trade, Currency, and EV Investments

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

This section highlights articles and reports on the harmful impacts of the commercial and economic policies employed by the Chinese Communist Party.

Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Articles On: UN Rights, Slave-Labor Companies, Human Rights, Catholics, Torture, Lockdowns, and Uyghurs

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

This section documents the myriad abuses that the Chinese Communist Party commits against its own people in violation of its commitments under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Foreign Interference and Coercion

Articles On: Zero-Covid, Philippines, Foreign Agents Registration Act, Trump, and Chinese Spies

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

The Chinese Communist Party wages a series of foreign interference and coercion campaigns and this section provides articles and reports explaining those actions, as well as the damage they do abroad.

Environmental Harms

Articles On: Climate, Coal, Flood Season, and Tuvalu

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and generates enormous pollution and environmental degradation. This section highlights the activities carried out by entities controlled by the Chinese Communist Party that harm our environment.

Authoritarianism

Articles On: Hong Kong, Travel, Covid, Football, School, Learning Apps, Passports, and 2023 Asian Cup

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Articles that illuminate the lack of personal freedom and political liberty under the Chinese Communist Party.

Must Read | Watch | Listen

Uyghur county in China has highest prison rate in the world

via Associated Press
Monday, May 16, 2022

“Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uyghur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the world, an Associated Press review of leaked data shows.”

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This weekly newsletter collects articles, reports and other media from across the world to illustrate the actions and behaviors of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

The newsletter arose from the need to provide transparency to the citizens of liberal democracies of the scope and scale of China’s sharp power initiatives and the harms those activities cause to the Chinese people and the rest of the world. 

As Xi Jinping stressed to the Party’s leadership in late 2017, “Government, the military, society and schools, north, south, east and west – the party leads them all.”  This newsletter takes the Party’s role seriously and examines the impact on the world of the Party’s policies as they tighten their one-party rule.


FEATURED CATEGORIES

  • Must Read / Watch/ Listen - Articles and reports that stand out as particularly illustrative of the harmful activities of the Chinese Communist Party.
  • Authoritarianism - Articles that illuminate the lack of personal freedom and political liberty under the Chinese Communist Party.
  • Cyber and Information Technology - The Chinese Communist Party seeks to control information technology as a means to shape and censor the communications and opinions of its own people, as well as the communications of individuals beyond China's borders.
  • Environmental Harms - China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and generates enormous pollution and environmental degradation. This section highlights the activities carried out by entities controlled by the Chinese Communist Party that harm our environment.
  • Foreign Interference and Coercion - The Chinese Communist Party wages a series of foreign interference and coercion campaigns and this section provides articles and reports explaining those actions, as well as the damage they do abroad.
  • Human Rights and Religious Persecution - This section documents the myriad abuses that the Chinese Communist Party commits against its own people in violation of its commitments under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage - This section highlights articles and reports on the harmful impacts of the commercial and economic policies employed by the Chinese Communist Party.
  • Military and Security Threats - Articles on the comprehensive military modernization and expansion program undertaken by the Chinese Communist Party, which supports an increasingly aggressive foreign policy and threatens the safety of China's neighbors.
  • One Belt, One Road Strategy - The section describes how the Chinese Communist Party employs its foreign infrastructure and development program to further its strategic interests abroad and in international institutions.
  • Opinion Pieces - This section collects opinion pieces from across the world commenting on the harms caused by the activities of the Chinese Communist Party and provides insight into the various solutions that experts and leaders suggest we pursue to protect our interests.

This publication is part of the Project on China's Global Sharp Power. It builds on the Hoover Institution's highly successful report, China's Influence and American Interests, to track the multiple ways that the Chinese Communist party-state is trying to penetrate and sway democracies and global institutions and norms.