China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert

Sunday, September 19, 2021

2021 Issue 37

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SEC Chair: Chinese Firms Need to Open Their Books

via The Wall Street Journal
Monday, September 13, 2021

The Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission writes in the Wall Street Journal that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act mandates inspections of public companies’ auditors by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). More than 50 foreign jurisdictions allow the PCAOB to “audit” their audits but two do not: China and Hong Kong. The PCAOB may need to prohibit domestic trading of approximately 270 China-related companies by early 2024.

by Gary Gensler

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Uyghur Tribunal – Live Hearing 13th September 2021

via Uyghur Tribunal
Monday, September 13, 2021

The full video recording from the second hearings of the United Kingdom Tribunal to investigate China’s alleged Genocide and crimes against Humanity against Uyghur, Kazakh and other Turkic Muslim populations.

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China Makes Sure Everyone Writes Taiwan’s Name Just So—Even a Colorado High School

via The Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 10, 2021

Stu Woo from the Wall Street Journal reports on Beijing’s refusal to allow a Colorado High School delegation to attend the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women over how the High School’s website refers to Taiwan. This highlights the extent to which Chinese Communist Party cadres will go to support their claim that Taiwan remains a part of China in the face of the obvious truth that it does not.

by Stu Woo

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China’s Hunt for Dissidents Has Gone Global

via Bloomberg
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Under the guise of bringing white collar criminals to justice, Beijing has been using a network of agents in foreign countries, to include the United States, to threaten dissidents and political foes of Xi Jinping.

by Hal Brands

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Slovenia's PM urges EU to stand with Lithuania against Chinese pressure

via Reuters
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Prime Minister Janez Jansa of Slovenia calls on the United States and fellow EU members to stand with Lithuania against China. According to the Prime Minister, China's decision to withdraw its ambassador to Lithuania was "reprehensible" and would hurt EU-China ties.

by Robin Emmott

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How Hollywood Sold Out to China

via The Atlantic
Friday, September 10, 2021

In an effort to gain access to the lucrative market of the People’s Republic of China, Hollywood has acquiesced to censors in Beijing, compromising their integrity in the process.

by Shirley Li

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How China Weaponized The Press

via The Atlantic
Thursday, September 9, 2021

In Hong Kong and across the mainland, increasing state control of media has changed the role of news organizations.

by Timothy McLaughlin

Authoritarianism
Authoritarianism

Articles On: Chinese Society, Blackstone, Hong Kong, Masculinity, Evergrande’s Cash Problem, Lab Leak, Xinalaya, Foreign Brands, Tencent, English, #MeToo, and Private Tutors

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 19, 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: TikTok, Foreign Weapon, Ericsson, Regulation of Digital Technologies, Anti-Fraud App, Alt-Right, and Data Privacy

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 19, 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: Cop26, Blue Carbon Sink, and Climate

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 19, 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: Africa, American Businesses, Guinea’s Internal Affairs, South Korea, British Universities, International Legal Disputes, TikTok, Lithuania, Taiwan’s US Office, Wikipedia, Brazil, Trade, Confucius, and Taliban

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 19, 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: Hong Kong, War on Terror, China’s Abuses in Xinjiang, and Forced Prostitution

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 19, 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: Transatlantic Trade, Huawei, Electric Vehicle Industry, STEM PhD Growth, China’s Industrial Subsidies, and Chinese EV Maker

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 19, 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: Boost Security, U.K and Australia Countering China

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 19, 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

Article On: Emergency Aid to Afghanistan

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 19, 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: Germans Demanding New China Policy, Afghanistan, Alipay, Globalization, and Europe and America

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 19, 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 The Issue

This week’s issue of the CGSP Weekly Alert leads with an OpEd by Gary Gensler, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, warning that approximately 270 Chinese and Hong Kong companies may be delisted from U.S. stock exchanges because they refuse to provide the financial transparency required of all other companies.

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

2021 Issue 20

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Sunday, May 23, 2021
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Environmental Harms

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Foreign Interference and Coercion

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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

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Military and Security Threats

Sunday, May 23, 2021
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One Belt, One Road Strategy

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2021 Issue 19

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2021 Issue 18

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Sunday, May 9, 2021
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2021 Issue 17

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Investors in Xi’s China face a rude awakening

via Financial Times
Monday, August 30, 2021

In the Financial Times, George Soros warns investors that the crackdown by the Chinese government is real. Global asset managers and benchmark indices have effectively forced hundreds of billions of dollars belonging to US investors into Chinese companies whose corporate governance does not meet a reasonable standard.

by George Soros

Opinion Pieces

Articles On: Liberal Democracy, China Policy, Covid-19, Cold Peace, Wall Street, Independence, Quad Economy, and the Afghan Crisis

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, August 29, 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.

One Belt, One Road Strategy

Articles On: Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Chinese Airport Project, Free Trade, and Protest in Pakistan

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, August 29, 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.

Military and Security Threats

Articles On: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Technology, Assault Drills Near Taiwan, Nuclear Orders, and Gogra

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, August 29, 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.

Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: Data-Privacy Laws, Cyberwarfare, China Hacking Russia, Combating China’s ‘Existential’ Cyber, and Automated Governance

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, August 29, 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.

Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Articles On: U.S. IPO Disclosures, Tim Hortons, German Exports, Tech Firms, Luxury Goods, and China Stocks

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, August 29, 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: Secret Jail in Dubai, Genocide, Ethnic Minorities, Falun Gong Books, Afghanistan, Uyghur Scholar, and Families

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, August 29, 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: CGTN, Tutoring Ban, Hollywood, Wuhan Lab Leak Theory, ByteDance, TikTok, Interpol, Montenegro's Highway, BlackRock, Fentanyl, Swiss, South Koreans, and Lithuania

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, August 29, 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, Oil, Gas, and Wetland Part Construction

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, August 29, 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: Forced Labor Allegations, Canadian Jailed, Hong Kong Law Society, Schoolchildren, Censorship Law, Denise Ho, Winter Olympics, Police, Jack Ma, Covid-19 Origins, and Apple

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, August 29, 2021

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

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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.