Sunday, October 4, 2020

2020 Issue 39

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U.S. House Republican China Task Force Report

via China Task Force
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives formed a China Task Force (CTF) in May 2020 with 15 Members representing 11 committees. CTF issued a public report identifying the Chinese Communist Party as the “greatest generational challenge.” The report contains 82 key findings and more than 400 recommendations.

by Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX)

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The U.S. Intelligence Community Is Not Prepared for the China Threat

via Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence writes in Foreign Affairs that “Beijing seeks to build a world in which its ambitions are unchallenged and individual freedoms give way to the needs of the state.” He calls on the U.S. to meet this challenge.

by Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA)

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China Is Erasing Mosques and Precious Shrines in Xinjiang

via The New York Times
Friday, September 25, 2020

New York Times reporters Chris Buckley and Austin Ramzy document the wide-ranging destruction of Muslim and ethnic Uyghur religious and cultural sites across China’s Xinjiang. A program executed by the Chinese Communist Party to erase Uyghur identity.

by Chris Buckley and Austin Ramzy

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When Chinese influence fails: How the rise and fall of a Chinese corporate giant turned the Czech Republic against Beijing

via New Statesman
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Ido Vock, a correspondent for the New Statesman, describes the rise and fall of CCP interference in the Czech Republic. Four years after Xi Jinping’s visit to Prague, “Czech politicians from across the political spectrum have lined up to criticise China and side with self-ruled Taiwan.”

by Ido Vock

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How China Is Taking Over International Organizations, One Vote at a Time

via The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Reporters from the Wall Street Journal document the CCP’s efforts to subvert the institutions of the United Nations and efforts by the United States and other like-minded members to prevent Beijing from achieving its goals.

by Yaroslav Trofimov, Drew Hinshaw and Kate O’Keeffe

Authoritarianism
Authoritarianism

Articles On: Hong Kong, Oxford, Wikimedia, Intelligence, Reciprocity, and Covid-19 Journalist

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 4, 2020

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: Huawei, Facebook, Chinese Technological Dominance, and Google

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 4, 2020

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: Greta Thunberg, China's 2060 Climate Pledge, and Solar

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 4, 2020

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: Serbia, Nationalism, College Board, Pompeo, Spying, Taiwan, and Flims

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 4, 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 they do abroad.

Human Rights and Religious Persecution
Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Articles On: Police, Model Minority, Forced Labor, Ethnic Assimilation, and Uyghurs

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 4, 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: Private Enterprises, EU, Sanctions, Debt, US Technologies, and TikTok

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 4, 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 Military, Democracy, Iran, US Navy, Maritime Patrol Ship, and START

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 4, 2020

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: Intersection of the Belt and Road, Pakistan, and The Emperor's New Road

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 4, 2020

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: Tibet, US-Taiwanese Relationship, Humanitarian Concern, International Relations, Asian NATO, Australia, and Hacking Threat

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 4, 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 into the various solutions that experts and leaders suggest we pursue to protect our interests.

About This Issue

This newsletter brings you articles and reports from across the world on the activities of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). It seeks to provide citizens with transparency into the scope and scale of the CCP’s sharp power initiatives, as well as insight into the harms that these activities inflict on the Chinese people and the rest of the world.