China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert

Sunday, October 24, 2021

2021 Issue 42

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The architecture of repression

via Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Australian Strategic Policy institute released a sweeping new report and interactive platform detailing the structure of Xinjiang’s government and techniques employed by regional officials responsible for overseeing the systematic oppression of Uyghur Muslim and other ethnic and religious minorities in the region.

by Vicky Xiuzhong Xu, Dr. James Leibold, and Daria Impiombato

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The Uyghur Crisis: China's Cultural Genocide

via Oslo Freedom Forum
Monday, June 3, 2019

Lawyer and activist Nury Turkel spoke at the 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum to advocate for Uyghurs undergoing genocide in the People’s Republic of China.

by Nury Turkel

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Enes Kanter raising voice for the Tibetan people inside Tibet

via YouTube
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

"My message to the Chinese government is free Tibet. I'm here to add my voice and speak out about what is happening in Tibet under the Chinese government's brutal rule. Tibetan people's basic rights and freedoms are nonexistent. They are not allowed to study and learn their language and culture freely. They are not allowed to travel freely. They are not allowed to access information freely. The Tibetan people are not even allowed to worship freely."

by Enes Kanter

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In U.S.-China Standoff, Is America a Reliable Ally?

via Foreign Policy
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Following the chaotic United States withdrawal from Afghanistan, Beijing has been quick to raise doubts about the endurance of the American commitment to its allies across Asia. Even as Washington contends with the consequences of its rapid exit, its broader strategy on the Asian continent remains intact, writes Bilahari Kausikan, the former Singaporean Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs. While it is convenient for China to cast recent events as arbiters of long-term geopolitical trends, Washington continues to be a reliable regional partner in the face of increasingly antagonistic Chinese behavior.

by Bilahari Kausikan

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The Triumph and Terror of Wang Huning

via Palladium Magazine
Monday, October 11, 2021

In Palladium, N.S. Lyons describes the influence of Politburo Standing Committee Member, Wang Huning, the intellectual leader of China’s “Neo-Authoritarian” movement and the leading voice behind Xi’s push to end the era of nominal economic, cultural and political liberalism in China. Wang’s influence can be seen in countless initiatives within the Chinese Communist Party.

by N.S. Lyons

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China tests new space capability with hypersonic missile

via Financial Times
Saturday, October 16, 2021

United States intelligence sources revealed to the Financial Times this week that China has tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic weapon. The Chinese hypersonic glide vehicle circled the globe in low-orbit space, ultimately landing within two-dozen miles of its target. The test highlights the significant progress of Chinese hypersonic weapons and may be capable of evading American missile defense systems. Washington, Beijing, and Moscow are all seeking to gain an edge in next-generation hypersonic technology.

by Kathrin Hille and Demetri Sevastopulo

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Reinhard Bütikofer on the Increasing Coherence of Europe’s China Policy

via The Wire China
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Reinhard Bütikofer, a member of European Parliament and former head of the German Green Party, sat down this week with The Wire China to discuss his work as chair of the foreign relations committee’s China delegation. Recently sanctioned by the PRC, Mr. Bütikofer covered a host of issues—from human rights abuses in Hong Kong and Xinjiang to emerging potential for a coherent European message towards Beijing.

by Andrew Peaple

Authoritarianism
Cyber and Information Technology
Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: Cybersecurity, LinkedIn, Hackers, and WeChat

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 24, 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: Cement Mountain, Power, Natural Gas, and China’s Overseas Coal Pledge

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 24, 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: English Private Schools, Chinese Dronemaker DJI, Taiwan, Telecoms Security, Warsaw, Covid-19, China’s Economic Coercion, and Europe

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 24, 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: Apple, Forced Organ Harvesting, Beijing Winter Games, Religion, Hong Kong Security Law, Detention Camps, and Cotton

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 24, 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: Energy, Tech Decoupling, Britain’s Electric Car, Research-Security Proposals, Chips, and Semiconductor

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 24, 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: NATO, Hypersonic Missile, Deterrence, F-16 Delivery, India, Navy, Cold War, Warships, People’s War, and Civilian Ferry

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 24, 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: Piraeus Port, Latin America, and Energy Pact

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 24, 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: Interpol, Democracy, Hypersonic, Private Business, John Kerry, Energy, War, After Corona, and Taiwan

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 24, 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.

As the world prepares for Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, additional details emerge of the Chinese Communist Party’s campaign of genocide of Uyghurs.  The Australian Strategic Policy Institute released a new report titled, “The Architecture of Repression,” which provides detailed profiles of individuals and organizations that have aided and enabled the Chinese Communist Party’s crimes. 

This week, Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter, released a video explaining the crimes that the Chinese Communist Party commits against the Tibetan people, which immediately resulted in having the NBA team’s games pulled from broadcasts in China.  This is reminiscent of Beijing’s sanctioning of the Houston Rockets when the team’s General Manager, Daryl Morey, tweeted his support for the people of Hong Kong almost two years ago.

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E.g., 10 / 25 / 2021
Sunday, July 25, 2021

2021 Issue 29

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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Thursday, July 15, 2021
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Friday, July 16, 2021
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Thursday, July 22, 2021
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Authoritarianism

Sunday, July 25, 2021
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Cyber and Information Technology

Sunday, July 25, 2021
article

Environmental Harms

Sunday, July 25, 2021
article

Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, July 25, 2021
article

Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, July 25, 2021
article

Military and Security Threats

Sunday, July 25, 2021
article

One Belt, One Road Strategy

Sunday, July 25, 2021
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Opinion Pieces

Sunday, July 25, 2021
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Sunday, July 18, 2021

2021 Issue 28

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
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Thursday, June 24, 2021
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Friday, July 9, 2021
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Saturday, July 10, 2021
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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
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Authoritarianism

Sunday, July 18, 2021
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Cyber and Information Technology

Sunday, July 18, 2021
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Environmental Harms

Sunday, July 18, 2021
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Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, July 18, 2021
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, July 18, 2021
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, July 18, 2021
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Military and Security Threats

Sunday, July 18, 2021
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One Belt, One Road Strategy

Sunday, July 18, 2021
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Opinion Pieces

Sunday, July 18, 2021
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Sunday, July 11, 2021

2021 Issue 27

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021
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Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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Thursday, July 1, 2021
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Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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Authoritarianism

Sunday, July 11, 2021
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Cyber and Information Technology

Sunday, July 11, 2021
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Environmental Harms

Sunday, July 11, 2021
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Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, July 11, 2021
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, July 11, 2021
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Friday, July 9, 2021
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Military and Security Threats

Sunday, July 11, 2021
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One Belt, One Road Strategy

Sunday, July 11, 2021
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Opinion Pieces

Sunday, July 11, 2021
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Sunday, July 4, 2021

2021 Issue 26

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021
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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, July 2, 2021
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Authoritarianism

Sunday, July 4, 2021
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Cyber and Information Technology

Sunday, July 4, 2021
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Environmental Harms

Sunday, July 4, 2021
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Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, July 4, 2021
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, July 4, 2021
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, July 4, 2021
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Military and Security Threats

Sunday, July 4, 2021
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Articles On: China Manufacturing Activity, Industrial Policy, Economic Threats from China, Cambridge, and China’s Innovation Rate

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 10, 2021

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: Beijing Olympics, Urghurs, and the United Nations

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 10, 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.

Foreign Interference and Coercion

Articles On: Lithuania, China Trade Ties, Asymmetric Lawfare, Georgieva, Italy, Moscow, Belgian Lawmakers, Microsoft, Nuclear Energy Sites, Wuhan, and Chinese-Language Media

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 10, 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.

Environmental Harms

Articles On: Coal

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 10, 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.

Authoritarianism

Articles On: Evergrande, RTHK, China National Security, Xi Jinping, U.S.-China Audit Fight, Wall Street, BBC, WeChat, Internet Access, China's Energy Crisis, and Japan's GPIF Pension Fund

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 10, 2021

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

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India Foils Chinese Incursion in Arunachal Pradesh, Briefly Detains PLA Troops

via News 18 India
Friday, October 8, 2021

The Indian Army captured nearly 200 PLA soldiers who had crossed the PRC-Indian border in the far northeast of India. The Chinese soldiers were apparently seeking to damage or destroy unoccupied Indian bunkers when they were surrounded and forced to surrender. The Indian authorities released the PLA soldiers without further incident.

by Amrita Nayak Dutta

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Harvard Beijing Academy’s Move to Taipei

via The Harvard Crimson
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Harvard University is moving its Beijing Academy summer study abroad program to the National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan in the summer of 2022. According to the director of the program, Harvard made this decision due to the unfriendliness of the host institution, Beijing Language and Culture University in the PRC. This will undoubtably put increased pressure on various other Harvard programs that operate in Communist China.

by Io Y. Gilman and Isabel Wu

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U.S. Troops Have Been Deployed in Taiwan for at Least a Year

via The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 7, 2021

For over a year, U.S. troops have been training with their Taiwanese counterparts in Taiwan in order to improve their ability to resist aggression by Beijing and improve interoperability between the United States and Taiwan. The Wall Street Journal reports as if this were a revelation, but there have been multiple reports across media and the release of photos and videos by the United States and Taiwan over the past year that this training has been happening in a routine fashion.

by Gordon Lubold

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U.S. Set Out to Hobble China’s Huawei, and So It Has

via The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 7, 2021

In the span of a year, Chinese telecommunications maker Huawei has gone from an ascendant global technology provider to a much-diminished international pariah. Governments and customers alike are wary of Huawei technology while sanctions and trade restrictions have choked the firm of access to crucial supply chains. This precipitous downfall reflects a successful isolation effort on the part of Washington and its partners.

by Dan Strumpf

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The Neglected Agency at the Center of Biden’s China Strategy

via Politico
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Martijn Rasser and Megan Lamberth respond in Politico to a recent speech by the United States Trade Representative, advocating for a whole-of-government approach to confronting Beijing. The duo suggests a larger role for the Department of Commerce—an often under-appreciated and under-utilized agency—as American economic and security initiatives find increasing common ground.

by Martijn Rasser and Megan Lamberth

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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.


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  • 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.