Sunday, June 5, 2022

2022 Issue 22

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Watching China in Europe - June 2022

via German Marshall Fund
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

In Noah Barkin’s monthly newsletter, he describes how German Chancellor Olaf Scholz appears to be slowly shifting Germany away from its economic dependency on the PRC.  Years of internal debate and the CCP’s missteps may cause Europe’s leader to contemplate a rupture with Beijing.  Noah describes how one experienced diplomat with ties to the Social Democrats remarked that “[Scholz] will not lead on China, but neither will he resist the tide. Scholz will be pulled along, just like he has been on Ukraine”.

by Noah Barkin

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In China, New Evidence That Surgeons Became Executioners

via The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Clinical reports recount scores of cases in which organ donors were alive when operations began.

by Jacob Lavee and Matthew P. Robertson

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How the U.N. became a tool of China’s genocide denial propaganda

via The Washington Post
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin writes on the disgraceful performance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights during her recent visit to the PRC and Xinjiang where the former Chilean President provided cover for the CCP’s genocide in Xinjiang against one of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

by Josh Rogin

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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Loses Chinese Investor Due to Pro-U.S. Messaging

via The Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 27, 2022

Chinese technology conglomerate, Tencent Holdings withdrew its funding of the “Top Gun” sequel that just opened over concerns that the Chinese Communist Party would retaliate against the corporation’s leaders over their failure to prevent the film’s pro-American messaging.  Needless to say, the film hasn’t been cleared to show in the PRC, like nearly every other major U.S. film over the past two years.

by Erich Schwartzel

Authoritarianism
Authoritarianism

Articles On: China, Russia, and the UN

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 5, 2022

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: China’s Quantum Leap and Censorship

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Friday, June 3, 2022

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: Greenhouse Gas, Coal, and Zijin

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Friday, June 3, 2022

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: Free Speech Violation, Taiwan, Spies, China’s Military Institutions, British Weapons, and Wang Yi

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 5, 2022

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: United Nations, Tiananmen Massacre, and Journalist

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 5, 2022

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: Chip Industry, Apple, and Trade Deals

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 5, 2022

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: Taiwan, North Korea, and the Philippines

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 5, 2022

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: Overseas Aid Money, Pacific Deal, and America

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 5, 2022

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: Top Gun: Maverick, the Quad, and the Pacific Islands

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 5, 2022

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 the Issue:

This week’s issue includes insight into how the German Government is adapting its policy on the PRC and how that will likely change the approach for the rest of Europe; commentary from the authors of a report on organ harvesting within the PRC; and the abysmal performance of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights whose visit to the PRC provided the Chinese Communist Party with a propaganda victory as it furthers its genocide against Uyghurs in Xinjiang.