Sunday, February 9, 2020

2020 Issue 6

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How to counter China’s global malign influence: A conversation with Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX)

via AEI
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

On Tuesday at AEI, Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX) gave a keynote speech on countering China’s malign influence globally. Then he spoke with AEI’s Dan Blumenthal on US strategy toward China.

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Attorney General William Barr’s Keynote Address: China Initiative Conference

via Center for Strategic & International Studies
Thursday, February 6, 2020

In November 2018, the Department of Justice unveiled the China Initiative, which was established to fulfill the Department’s strategic priority of confronting national security threats presented by the People’s Republic of China, with a particular emphasis placed on the policies and practices that seek to challenge U.S. technological and scientific leadership.

by U.S. Attorney General William Barr

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The Digital Dictators: How Technology Strengthens Autocracy

via Foreign Affairs
Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Stasi, East Germany’s state security service, may have been one of the most pervasive secret police agencies that ever existed. It was infamous for its capacity to monitor individuals and control information flows. By 1989, it had almost 100,000 regular employees and, according to some accounts, between 500,000 and two million informants in a country with a population of about 16 million. 

by Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Erica Frantz, and Joseph Wright

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Secretary Pompeo remarks to the National Governors Association 2020 Winter Meeting

via U.S. Department of State
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Secretary Pompeo addresses the malign activities of the Chinese Communist Party and their focus on interference at the state and local level.

Cyber and Information Technology
Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: Huawei

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, February 9, 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.

Foreign Interference and Coercion
Foreign Interference and Coercion

Articles On: Universities, WHO, Pakistan, Coronavirus, Canada, Cambodia, and Hollywood

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, February 9, 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: Uyghurs, Labor Program, and Coronavirus

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, February 9, 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: Spying, Emory Professors, Cheap Loans, HiSilicon Chips, Export, and Trade

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, February 9, 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, Missiles, Lithuania, and Japan

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, February 9, 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.

Opinion Pieces
Opinion Pieces

Articles On: 5G, Coronavirus, Europe, and Hong Kong

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, February 9, 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 newsletter contains insights on the CCP’s dealings with cyber and information technology, particularly in regards to Huawei (special attention to articles #33, #34, and #35); the opinions of U.S. representatives and state secretaries; and more on the CCP’s human rights abuses and economic espionage.