Sunday, October 18, 2020

2020 Issue 41

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Xinjiang and the world: The persecution of the Uyghurs is a crime against humanity

via The Economist
Saturday, October 17, 2020

This week’s cover story for The Economist centers on the gross human rights abuses that the Chinese Communist Party commits against its own Uyghur minority.

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China, Foreign Affairs, and the Anti-Ideology Delusion

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, October 4, 2020

Peter Berkowitz, Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department argues that we should take seriously the interests, as well as ideas and ideology that motivate the Chinese Communist Party.

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Mapping the future of U.S. China

via Center for Strategic and International Studies
Friday, October 16, 2020

A recent survey from the Center for Strategic and International Studies reveals that most Americans are willing to take considerable risk to defend U.S. allies, including Taiwan, against military threats from the People’s Republic of China.

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The flipside of China’s central bank digital currency

via Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute detail the global and long term vulnerabilities that may arise from the PRC’s drive to deploy a digital currency through the People’s Bank of China.

by Samantha Hoffman, John Garnaut, Kayla Izenman, Matthew Johnson, Alexandra Pascoe, Fergus Ryan, and Elise Thomas

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Here’s What Could Happen If China Invaded Taiwan

via Bloomberg
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

With increasing belligerence from Beijing’s leaders, the threat of invasion against Taiwan appears to be more likely than at any time over the past half century.

by Samson Ellis

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China Learns the Hard Way That Money Can’t Buy You Love

via Foreign Policy
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Decades of effort by Beijing to build influence and good will, appears to have collapsed around the world.

by Salvatore Babones

Authoritarianism
Authoritarianism

Articles On: National Security Law, Hong Kong, China's Leadership, and Taiwan

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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, Nokia, TikTok, Smartwatch, 5G, Coronavirus, and Cybersecurity

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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: Papua New Guinea Mine, Threats, and Russia

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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: NBA, Genghis Khan Exhibit, Australian State Premier, U.S. Think Tanks, Election Security, and Research Paper

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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: Families, Activist, U.N. Rights Council, Espionage, and Hair Products

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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: Medical Supply Chains, Business, Foreign Technology, Trade, and Germany

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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: Nuclear, Illegal Agent, Military-Civil Power Project, U.S. Military Secrets, and Sailing Routes

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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: Masks, Infrastructure Crisis, and Strategic Islands

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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: Modern Chinese History, New Zealand, and Foreign Policy

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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 issue highlights the ongoing human rights disaster befalling Uyghurs in the PRC. Also included are pieces on the vulnerabilities of Beijing’s digital currency, threats against Taiwan and Canada, and a letter by the US Secretaries of State and Education warning universities about actions by the People’s Republic of China.