Sunday, May 31, 2020

2020 Issue 22

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China is pitting EU countries against each other

via Financial Times
Sunday, May 24, 2020

Italy’s lurch towards full-blown Euroscepticism threatens the bloc’s stability.

by Wolfgang Munchau

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The End of Europe’s Chinese Dream

via Project Syndicate
Sunday, May 24, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has pushed Europeans' strategic thinking about China – already shifting because of three developments – past the tipping point. After years of pursuing closer bilateral economic ties, Europeans suddenly realize that they have become dangerously dependent on Chinese trade and investment.

by Mark Leonard

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Do My Tweets Really Threaten China’s National Security?

via The New York Times
Sunday, May 24, 2020

The Communist Party was always going to try to tame Hong Kong, but its latest efforts are something else.

by Jimmy Lai

Foreign Interference and Coercion
Foreign Interference and Coercion

Articles On: Chinese Media, UK, and Sweden

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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 this does to those countries.

Human Rights and Religious Persecution
Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Articles On: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and The National People’s Congress

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Monday, May 25, 2020

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: Huawei, U.S. Sanctions, and Chinese Market and Economy

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 24, 2020

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: China and India Relationship, COVID-19, and Technology

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 24, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party, through its control of the People’s Liberation Army and the intelligence services, has undertaken a comprehensive military modernization and expansion program that threatens the safety of its neighbors as the Party pursues an increasingly aggressive foreign policy.

Opinion Pieces
Opinion Pieces

Articles On: China, COVID-19, Israel, Hong Kong, Latin America, Europe, and 'Golden Age' Policy

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 31, 2020

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 to the various solutions that experts and leaders suggest we pursue to protect our interests.

About This Issue

This issue highlights China’s tightening grip on Hong Kong in defiance of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, and the unsettling effect that commercial fraud and banking and financial sector risk in China are having on global markets.