China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert

Sunday, July 25, 2021

2021 Issue 29

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Japan: The Legacy Of Japan's Longest Serving Prime Minister

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Former U.S. National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster interviews Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister of Japan, on how his government led the world in understanding the challenges posed by the Chinese Communist Party and what he did to organize democracies to compete with Beijing.

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What Beijing wants to tell the rest of the world

via Indian Express
Monday, July 19, 2021

An OpEd in Indian Express by India’s former Foreign Secretary and China expert, Vijay Gokhale. He comments on a recent piece by two of the CCP’s leading foreign policy experts that Foreign Affairs published last month.

by Vijay Gokhale

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China’s vaccine profiteering at the U.N. is being funded by U.S. taxpayers

via The Washington Post
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Rather than donating vaccines to assist developing countries, the PRC demands that the United Nations pay for China’s “contribution” to the international assistance program.

by Josh Rogin

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Joe Biden is determined that China should not displace America

via The Economist
Saturday, July 17, 2021

The Economist provides an analysis of President Biden’s China policy.

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What America Owes the Uyghurs

via Foreign Affairs
Friday, July 16, 2021

The ongoing genocide of Uyghurs in Xinjiang by the Chinese Communist Party demands greater action from Americans.

by Nury Turkel and Beth Van Schaack

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The Huawei Moment

via Center for Security and Emerging Technology
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology released a report on the rise of Huawei and what we should learn from that experience.

by Alex Rubin, Alan Omar Loera Martinez, Jake Dow and Anna Puglisi

Authoritarianism
Authoritarianism

Articles On: WHO, Children’s Book, Apple Daily, Taiwan, China Hospitals, Aerospace Investment Firm, and Tibet

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, July 25, 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: Chinese Hacking, Equipment, Cyberattack, Microsoft, Cross-Border Data, and Japan’s Technology Companies

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, July 25, 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: Serbia, Carbon Market, and Qingdao

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, July 25, 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: French Cybersecurity Agency, Huawei, Chinese Hackers, Biden, Research Partnership, and the University Sector

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, July 25, 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: Xinjiang, Catholic Bishop and Priests, Kodak, Hong Kong, LeBron James, Religious Books, Hot Pot, and Cannes Film Festival

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Friday, July 23, 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: Beijing’s Tech Ambitions, Illegal Hidden Sales, Cameras, Chip Factory, Airbus, IP Theft, Forced-Labor, Security Crackdown, Pandemic, Chinese Stocks, and U.S. Senate Bill

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, July 25, 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: Middle East Military Base, Congress, Indo-Pacific, Defense Acquisition

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, July 25, 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: Chinese Investment, Italy, Sri Lanka, and Labor

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, July 25, 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: Succession Crisis, Tech, Chinese Communist Party, Cyberattacks, China-US Decoupling Risk, and Federal Government

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, July 25, 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 This Issue

This week’s issue includes an interview with Japan’s former Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe on his efforts over the past decade to protect Japan from an increasingly aggressive Chinese Communist Party; an OpEd in Indian Express by India’s former Foreign Secretary and China expert, Vijay Gokhale; a piece by Josh Rogin on how Beijing is profiting from a vaccine program funded by the United States and other democracies; an analysis by The Economist on President Biden’s China policy; a call to action by Nury Turkel and Beth Van Schaack for the United States to do more to end the genocide of Uyghurs in the PRC; and a new report from the Center for Security and Emerging Technologies on the rise of Huawei and its implications.

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

2021 Issue 9

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Authoritarianism

Sunday, March 7, 2021
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Cyber and Information Technology

Sunday, March 7, 2021
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Environmental Harms

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Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, March 7, 2021
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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

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One Belt, One Road Strategy

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Opinion Pieces

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

2021 Issue 8

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Environmental Harms

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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

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One Belt, One Road Strategy

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2021 Issue 7

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Authoritarianism

Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Environmental Harms

Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Military and Security Threats

Sunday, February 21, 2021
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One Belt, One Road Strategy

Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Sunday, February 14, 2021

2021 Issue 6

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Environmental Harms

Sunday, February 14, 2021
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Sunday, February 14, 2021
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, February 14, 2021
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Most threatening when weak? The risks China poses to global security

by Niall Fergusonvia Times Literary Supplement
Friday, July 2, 2021

An OpEd by Niall Ferguson on the Chinese Communist Party and the beginnings of Cold War II.

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Watching China in Europe - July 2021

via German Marshall Fund
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Noah Barkin’s monthly report on EU-China relations.

by Noah Barkin

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How Beijing's Narrative of U.S. Decline Is Leading to Strategic Overconfidence

via Center for Strategic and International Studies
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Jude Blanchette of CSIS writes on Beijing’s desire to portray the United States in decline and how that narrative tends to lead to miscalculations within the PRC Government.

by Jude Blanchette

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China Isn’t That Strategic

via The Atlantic
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Writing in The Atlantic, Michael Schuman seeks to dispel the myth of wise, long-term strategic planning by the Chinese Communist Party. He points to Beijing’s disastrous population control policies as a prime example.

by Michael Schuman

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China’s Communist Party at 100: Where are the women?

via Aljazeera
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Erin Hale examines how the Chinese Communist Party marginalizes women.

by Erin Hale

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China-US Relations In The Eyes Of The Chinese Communist Party: An Insider’s Perspective | 中共眼中的中美关系一个局內人的观点

via Analysis
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Since the opening of diplomatic relations with China in 1972, the American strategy of engagement, however well intentioned, has been deeply naïve. While accepting America’s efforts to facilitate their country’s modernization, China’s leaders have worked to restrict any liberal effects on their political system. Now that China is strong, the Chinese Communist Party no longer believes that it must accommodate American concerns about its human rights record, military modernization, and foreign policy.

自从1972年打开中美外交关系的大门,无论愿望多么良好,但美国的接触政策却是非常的天真。中国领导人在接受美国帮助,努力促进本国现代化的同时,严厉限制自由主义对中国政治制度的任何影响。现在中国已经强大了,中共认为不需要再在乎美国对中国的人权记录、军队现代化和外交政策的看法了。

Opinion Pieces

Articles On: Hong Kong’s Press, Corporate Social Responsibility, Naval Strategy, Ladakh, Himalayas, Great-Power Competition, and the Asian Model

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 27, 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.

Military and Security Threats

Articles On: NATO, India-China, Wuhan Lab, and Australia-UK Defense

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 27, 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

Articles On: Nigeria and China’s Belt and Road Initiative

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 27, 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.

Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: Internet Firms, UK Technology, Journalist, FCC, Cyber-Espionage Hack, Tiananmen, Huawei, RedFoxtrot, and National Advanced Industry and Technology Agency

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 27, 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.

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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.