Sunday, June 12, 2022

2022 Issue 23

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Details surface on China's 'dangerous' interception of RAAF P-8A

via Australian Defence
Monday, June 6, 2022

A Chinese military fighter jet nearly forced the crash of an Australian P-8 patrol aircraft with a crew of nine on May 26th.  This follows a similar dangerous intercept with a Canadian patrol aircraft that was enforcing United Nations sanctions against North Korea.

by Mike Yeo

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Marxism Makes a Comeback in China’s Crackdown on ‘Disorderly Capital’

via Bloomberg
Monday, June 6, 2022

Traditional Western economics is out of favor, as Xi Jinping’s government funds research on ‘socialist political economy with Chinese characteristics.’

by Tom Hancock

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Are Uyghurs different from Ukrainians? — Q&A with Rayhan Asat

via SupChina
Monday, June 6, 2022

Rayhan Asat and her brother worked for better Uyghur-Han relations in China. Then he was forcibly disappeared. So Rayhan was outraged by the recent visit of the UN’s human rights chief to Xinjiang that became a photo op for Beijing. She also had some pointed criticism for SupChina.

by Rayhan Asat and Jeremy Goldkorn

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An anonymous letter from a Uyghur in China

via SupChina
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

A truly disturbing anonymous letter from a Uyghur man living in eastern China.  He describes in detail the horror and terror that goes with being a Uyghur under the rule of the Chinese Communist Party.  Despite growing up a loyal Chinese citizen and an admirer of the Chinese Communist Party, this man realizes that the Party seeks to destroy himself and his relatives due to their ethnicity.

by Darren Byler

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Taiwan: preparing for a potential Chinese invasion

via Financial Times
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Financial Times’ reporters, Kathrin Hille and Demetri Sevastopulo analyze the growing likelihood that the PRC will initiate a military invasion of Taiwan.

by Kathrin Hille and Demetri Sevastopulo

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Preparing for China Decoupling Should Start NOW

via China Law Blog from Harris Bricken International Law Firm
Monday, June 6, 2022

Dan Harris the producer of the ‘China Law Blog’ warns his readers that now is the time that U.S. and other multinational corporations should prepare for economic and commercial decoupling from the PRC.  He stresses that Beijing has already committed to this policy and that “China’s decoupling will be fairly gradual and then very sudden.”

by Dan Harris

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Silicon Sellout Report: Why Apple is Making a Deal with Chinese Semiconductor Manufacturer YMTC

via China Tech Threat and Coalition for a Prosperous America
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

China Tech Threat and the Coalition for a Prosperous America co-produced this report on the negative impacts of Apple’s decision to start using the CCP controlled semiconductor manufacturer, YMTC, in their products. 

by Roslyn Layton and Jeff Ferry

Authoritarianism
Cyber and Information Technology
Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: Internet Governance and Diplomacy on AI

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 12, 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: Electric Vehicle Sector, China’s Energy Nationalism, and Coal

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 12, 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: Infowars, Hollywood, Aukus Nuclear, Chinese Espionage, and Fentanyl

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 12, 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: Hong Kong Democrats, Human Rights, Xinjiang, and Seafood

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 12, 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: Technology Import Dependencies, Economic Data, and Technology Transfer to China

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 12, 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: China’s Military Industry, Naval Facility in Cambodia, Ukraine War, South China Sea, Taiwan Strait, U.S. Navy, Advanced Aircraft Carrier, and Third Aircraft Carrier

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 12, 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: West Africa, EU Countries, Marshall Islands, and Statecraft in Africa

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 12, 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: Growth Miracle, Lockdowns, Ukraine, Taiwan, Indo-Pacific, China-Russia Alliance, and Hikvision

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 12, 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 edition of the CGSP Weekly Alert includes the latest dangerous intercept by a Chinese fighter jet against an Australian patrol aircraft; the return of Marxist economic theories as the Chinese Communist Party seeks to distance itself from the rest of the global economy; some disturbing pieces about the personal experiences of Uyghurs subjected to the Chinese Communist Party’s genocide against their ethnic group; and the need for companies to begin planning in earnest for an exit from the PRC.