Sunday, February 28, 2021

2021 Issue 8

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China Is Preparing for Another Olympics in Beijing, Like It or Not

via The New York Times
Friday, February 19, 2021

New York Times reporter Steven Lee Myers details the dilemma facing countries calls to boycott or move the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and the threatened retaliation by the PRC.

by Steven Lee Myers

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U.S. ban on China’s Xinjiang cotton fractures fashion industry supply chains

via The Washington Post
Monday, February 22, 2021

Journalists from the Washington Post describe the rapid fracturing of global fashion supply chains after the United States imposed sanctions on Xinjiang cotton over concerns of forced labor and other crimes against humanity by the PRC.

by Eva Dou, Jeanne Whalen and Alicia Chen

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Meerderheid Kamer: behandeling Oeigoeren door China is genocide [Majority Chamber: treatment of Uyghurs by China is genocide]

via NOS
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The Dutch House of Representatives voted to declare the PRC’s actions in Xinjiang against Uyghurs to be genocide.

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The Economist’s Recent Piece about Genocide in Xinjiang is Wrong

via China Law & Policy
Saturday, February 13, 2021

An opinion piece by attorney Elizabeth Lynch criticizing the recent series of articles in the Economist.

by Elizabeth M. Lynch

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The Economist on Xinjiang: don’t call it genocide

via The China Collection
Saturday, February 13, 2021

An opinion piece by Professor Donald Clarke criticizing the recent series of articles in the Economist.

by Donald Clarke

Authoritarianism
Authoritarianism

Articles On: Transatlantic Ties, Hong Kong’s Autonomy, Values, Elecions, ByteDance, Communist Party History, and Xinjiang

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, February 28, 2021

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: Digital Firewall, Healthcare Data, and Artificial Intelligence

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, February 28, 2021

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: Carbon Trading Market and CO2 Emissions

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, February 28, 2021

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: Twitter, Facebook, Congressional Republicans, Chavismo, Money Laundering, America’s Intellectual Capital, and Academic Cooperation

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, February 28, 2021

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: Abuse, 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Hong Kong Rights, Genocide, Tibetan Reeducation Camps, and Jeffrey Sachs

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, February 28, 2021

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: International Digital Economy, Australian Wine, U.S.-China Innovation Race, Free Trade, Tech Industry, China’s Unfair Economic Practices, and EU Research Projects

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, February 28, 2021

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: Biden’s CIA Director Pick, Air Force, India-China, and Japan-U.S. Security Treaty

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, February 28, 2021

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: Chinese Client State, South China Sea, and Deep State

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, February 28, 2021

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: Liberal Government, Uighurs, Chinese Labs, Trade, United Kingdom, and the Biden Administration

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, February 28, 2021

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 of the CGSP Weekly Alert includes pieces on the fracturing of supply chains due to U.S. sanctions on Xinjiang cotton and the decision by the Dutch House of Representatives to declare the PRC’s treatment of Uyghurs as Genocide.