Sunday, December 6, 2020

2020 Issue 48

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China’s latest acts of oppression must act as a wake-up call

via The Times
Thursday, November 26, 2020

In the Times of London, David Owen calls on the UK and her allies to start taking action in response to the Chinese Communist Party’s purging of elected pro-democracy legislators from the city’s governing body.

by David Owen

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Promoting a European China policy – France and Germany together

via Stiftung Wissenschaft unf Politik
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Francois Godement and Gudrun Wacker offer an excellent assessment of the challenges and opportunities for France and Germany to forge a new China policy given the increasingly aggressive actions of the Chinese Communist Party.

by Francois Godement and Gudrun Wacker

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NATO must focus more on challenge of rising China, report to say

via Reuters
Monday, November 30, 2020

In the new “NATO 2030” report, a NATO diplomat remarks that “China is no longer the benign trading partner that the West had hoped for. It is the rising power of our century and NATO must adapt.”

by Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold

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EU proposes fresh alliance with US in face of China challenge

via Financial Times
Sunday, November 29, 2020

The Financial Times reports that the EU will call on the new Biden Administration to seize a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to create a new alliance of democracies to respond to the “strategic challenge” of the People’s Republic of China.

by Sam Fleming, Jim Brunsden, and Michael Peel

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France and New Zealand join Australia's criticism of Chinese government tweet

via The Guardian
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Both France and New Zealand join in publicly criticizing the PRC for their inflammatory tweet about Australian soldiers.

by Daniel Hurst

Authoritarianism
Authoritarianism

Articles On: Beijing, Carrie Lam, Australian Tweet, Covid-19, Joshua Wong, and Liberal Studies

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, December 6, 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: U.S.-China Technology Competition, India, and UK 5G Ban

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, December 6, 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: Hydropower Company, Australian Island, China-Philippines Dam, and Greener Belt and Road Projects

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, December 6, 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: Wine, Solomon Islands, Boris Johnson, European Parliament, Britain's Independent Schools, and Buddhism

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, December 6, 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: Nike and Coca-Cola, Catholic News Outlets, Religious Extremism, Treatment of Uyghurs, and Prison Labor

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, December 6, 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: Recruiting Scientist, US Relations, Biden, Wall Street, Australian Wine, Trump, China-US Trade War, and Sanctions Over Venezuela

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, December 6, 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: Assault Ships, Pakistan Military Deal, North Korea, South China Sea, and the Philippines

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, December 6, 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: Foreign Rail Construction, Malaysia, Health Silk Road, ASEAN, and Central Asia

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, December 6, 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: Democracy, Americans, Western Media, Chinese Reparations, Chinese State Capitalism, Covid-19 Vaccine, Hong Kong's Freedoms, U.S.-E.U. Tech Alliance, China's Communist, and Trade

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, December 6, 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 week’s issue contains a number of pieces detailing efforts across Europe to formulate new strategies to deal with an increasingly aggressive PRC.