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Sunday, October 18, 2020

2020 Issue 41

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Xinjiang and the world: The persecution of the Uyghurs is a crime against humanity

via The Economist
Saturday, October 17, 2020

This week’s cover story for The Economist centers on the gross human rights abuses that the Chinese Communist Party commits against its own Uyghur minority.

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China, Foreign Affairs, and the Anti-Ideology Delusion

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, October 4, 2020

Peter Berkowitz, Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department argues that we should take seriously the interests, as well as ideas and ideology that motivate the Chinese Communist Party.

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Mapping the future of U.S. China

via Center for Strategic and International Studies
Friday, October 16, 2020

A recent survey from the Center for Strategic and International Studies reveals that most Americans are willing to take considerable risk to defend U.S. allies, including Taiwan, against military threats from the People’s Republic of China.

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The flipside of China’s central bank digital currency

via Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute detail the global and long term vulnerabilities that may arise from the PRC’s drive to deploy a digital currency through the People’s Bank of China.

by Samantha Hoffman, John Garnaut, Kayla Izenman, Matthew Johnson, Alexandra Pascoe, Fergus Ryan, and Elise Thomas

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Here’s What Could Happen If China Invaded Taiwan

via Bloomberg
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

With increasing belligerence from Beijing’s leaders, the threat of invasion against Taiwan appears to be more likely than at any time over the past half century.

by Samson Ellis

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China Learns the Hard Way That Money Can’t Buy You Love

via Foreign Policy
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Decades of effort by Beijing to build influence and good will, appears to have collapsed around the world.

by Salvatore Babones

Authoritarianism
Authoritarianism

Articles On: National Security Law, Hong Kong, China's Leadership, and Taiwan

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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: Huawei, Nokia, TikTok, Smartwatch, 5G, Coronavirus, and Cybersecurity

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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: Papua New Guinea Mine, Threats, and Russia

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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: NBA, Genghis Khan Exhibit, Australian State Premier, U.S. Think Tanks, Election Security, and Research Paper

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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: Families, Activist, U.N. Rights Council, Espionage, and Hair Products

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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: Medical Supply Chains, Business, Foreign Technology, Trade, and Germany

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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, Illegal Agent, Military-Civil Power Project, U.S. Military Secrets, and Sailing Routes

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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: Masks, Infrastructure Crisis, and Strategic Islands

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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: Modern Chinese History, New Zealand, and Foreign Policy

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 18, 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 issue highlights the ongoing human rights disaster befalling Uyghurs in the PRC. Also included are pieces on the vulnerabilities of Beijing’s digital currency, threats against Taiwan and Canada, and a letter by the US Secretaries of State and Education warning universities about actions by the People’s Republic of China.

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E.g., 10 / 25 / 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020

2020 Issue 33

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Friday, August 21, 2020
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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Saturday, August 22, 2020
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Authoritarianism

Sunday, August 23, 2020
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Environmental Harms

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, August 23, 2020
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, August 23, 2020
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, August 23, 2020
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Military and Security Threats

Sunday, August 23, 2020
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Opinion Pieces

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Other

Sunday, August 23, 2020
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Saturday, August 8, 2020

2020 Issue 32

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Sunday, August 2, 2020
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Saturday, August 8, 2020
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Saturday, August 8, 2020
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Authoritarianism

Saturday, August 8, 2020
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Environmental Harms

Saturday, August 8, 2020
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Foreign Interference and Coercion

Saturday, August 8, 2020
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Saturday, August 8, 2020
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Saturday, August 8, 2020
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Military and Security Threats

Saturday, August 8, 2020
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Opinion Pieces

Saturday, August 8, 2020
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Other

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Sunday, August 2, 2020

2020 Issue 31

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Monday, July 27, 2020
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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
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Environmental Harms

Sunday, August 2, 2020
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Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, August 2, 2020
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, August 2, 2020
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, August 2, 2020
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Military and Security Threats

Sunday, August 2, 2020
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Opinion Pieces

Sunday, August 2, 2020
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Other

Sunday, August 2, 2020
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Saturday, July 25, 2020

2020 Issue 30

Authoritarianism

Saturday, July 25, 2020
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Environmental Harms

Saturday, July 25, 2020
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Foreign Interference and Coercion

Saturday, July 25, 2020
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Saturday, July 25, 2020
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Saturday, July 25, 2020
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Military and Security Threats

Saturday, July 25, 2020
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Opinion Pieces

Saturday, July 25, 2020
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Articles On: SaaS, Decoding, Minerals, Supply Chain, Stock Exchange, Stealing Technology, and Chinese Students

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 11, 2020

This section highlights articles and reports on the harmful impacts of the commercial and economic policies employed by the Chinese Communist Party.

Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Articles On: Vatican, Christianity, Former Mongolian President, Uyghur, and Child Labor

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 11, 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.

Foreign Interference and Coercion

Articles On: Hollywood, German Report, South Korea's Election, Somaliland, and Chinese Discourse Power

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 11, 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.

Environmental Harms

Articles On: Cleaner Air, Green Belt and Road, and Clean Aluminum

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 11, 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.

Authoritarianism

Articles On: Work Regulations, Face Ban, Hong Kong, President Xi, and Immigration

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Articles that illuminate the lack of personal freedom and political liberty under the Chinese Communist Party.

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Here’s What Could Happen If China Invaded Taiwan

via Bloomberg
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

With increasing belligerence from Beijing’s leaders, the threat of invasion against Taiwan appears to be more likely than at any time over the past half century.

by Samson Ellis

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‘This is a guy who is a thug’: how the US elite became hawks on Xi’s China

via Financial Times
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Americans from across the political spectrum increasingly view Beijing with skepticism and pessimism, particularly among political and business elites. This trend started in the Obama Administration and accelerated under Trump due to actions by China’s leaders.

by Demetri Sevastopulo

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Statement of Grave Concern about the Human Rights Situation in Xinjiang and Recent Developments in Hong Kong

via Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The German Ambassador to the United Nations issued a statement on behalf of 39 countries denouncing the human rights situation in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, calling on the People’s Republic of China to uphold their basic responsibilities to their own citizens.

by Christoph Heusgen, German Ambassador to the United Nations

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Unfavorable Views of China Reach Historic Highs in Many Countries

via Pew Research Center
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Pew Research Center’s report shows that views of the PRC have grown significantly more negative across nearly all developed economies with a median of 78% across 14 countries saying they have not too much or no confidence that Xi Jinping will do the right thing in world affairs.

by Laura Silver, Kat Devlin, and Christine Huang

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A new cold war: Trump, Xi and the escalating US-China confrontation

via Financial Times
Monday, October 5, 2020

First in a Financial Times series on the “New Cold War” between the US and the PRC, Gideon Rachman describes that while many blame this condition on the United States, Beijing’s contribution to this cannot be ignored.

by Gideon Rachman

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This weekly newsletter collects articles, reports and other media from across the world to illustrate the actions and behaviors of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

The newsletter arose from the need to provide transparency to the citizens of liberal democracies of the scope and scale of China’s sharp power initiatives and the harms those activities cause to the Chinese people and the rest of the world. 

As Xi Jinping stressed to the Party’s leadership in late 2017, “Government, the military, society and schools, north, south, east and west – the party leads them all.”  This newsletter takes the Party’s role seriously and examines the impact on the world of the Party’s policies as they tighten their one-party rule.


FEATURED CATEGORIES

  • Must Read / Watch/ Listen - Articles and reports that stand out as particularly illustrative of the harmful activities of the Chinese Communist Party.
  • Authoritarianism - Articles that illuminate the lack of personal freedom and political liberty under the Chinese Communist Party.
  • Cyber and Information Technology - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

This publication is part of the Project on China's Global Sharp Power. It builds on the Hoover Institution's highly successful report, China's Influence and American Interests, to track the multiple ways that the Chinese Communist party-state is trying to penetrate and sway democracies and global institutions and norms.