China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert

Sunday, June 26, 2022

2022 Issue 25

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U.S. Restraint Has Created an Unstable and Dangerous World

by H.R. McMastervia Foreign Policy
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

After welcoming the PRC and Russian Federation into the liberal international system and hoping that they would become “responsible stakeholders,” the United States must abandon its delusions re-establish deterrence against Beijing and Moscow. 

Co-author: Gabriel Scheinmann

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The Balance of Soft Power

via Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The PRC has had considerable success with its brand of ‘soft power’ in the Global South. Beijing’s pragmatism has resulted in significant achievements. 

by Maria Repnikova

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Four Takeaways from a Times Investigation into China’s Expanding Surveillance State

via The New York Times
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Chinese government’s goal is clear: designing a system to maximize what the state can find out about a person’s identity, activities and social connections, which could ultimately help the government maintain its authoritarian rule. 

by Isabelle Qian, Muyi Xiao, Paul Mozur and Alexander Cardia

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Leaked Audio From 80 Internal TikTok Meetings Shows That US User Data Has Been Repeatedly Accessed From China

via Buzzfeed News
Friday, June 17, 2022

According to leaked audio from more than 80 internal TikTok meetings, PRC-based employees of ByteDance have repeatedly accessed nonpublic data about US TikTok users — exactly the type of behavior that inspired former president Donald Trump to direct the separation of TikTok from ByteDance, which the Biden Administration failed to fulfill. 

by Emily Baker-White

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The Collapse of One China

via Center for Strategic & International Studies
Friday, June 17, 2022

As the One China policy accommodation unravels and China’s military attains a credible capability to mount a cross-strait invasion, the United States and its allies should stop hedging and adopt enhanced measures to deter Beijing.

by Ivan Kanapathy

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Farewell to Hong Kong and Its Big Lie

via The Atlantic
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Falsehoods, gaslighting, and endless fabrications in the city are equaled only by the cowardice of the people partaking in the insulting ruse that it is still free.

by Timothy McLaughlin

Authoritarianism
Authoritarianism

Articles On: Surveillance Company, Airbnb, Covid, Superpower, Mental Health, Russia, and Banned Media Outlets

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 26, 2022

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, Digital Democracy Work, Censor Online Comments, and NetEase

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 26, 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: Human Rights and Power Supply Risk

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 26, 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: Transatlantic Relations, Confucius Institute, Western Education, Nexperia, Africa, Pharmaceuticals, and Brussels

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 26, 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: Uyghurs Forced Labor, Hong Kong Oppression, Racist Videos, Volkswagen, and Feminism

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 26, 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: Asia-Pacific Trade Framework, Wall Street, Economic War, European Firms, China IPO, Communist Party Units, and Electric Car

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 26, 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: Starlink, Taiwan, Anti-Ballistic Missile Interceptor Test, Fujian, Russia, and European Universities

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 26, 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

Article On: China Helping Russia

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 26, 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: Biden, Ukraine, Conquest, Xi Jinping, and Russia

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 26, 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 issue includes an OpEd by H.R. McMaster and Gabe Scheinmann about the necessity of re-establishing deterrence against Beijing and Moscow; an in-depth investigation by the New York Times into the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to create an all-encompassing surveillance state; evidence that TikTok does in fact share sensitive U.S. user data with it’s parent company Bytedance inside the PRC where the CCP has complete access to the data; a piece by Ivan Kanapathy about the end of the ‘One China’ fantasy; and a piece in The Atlantic by Timothy McLaughlin about the ‘Big Lie’… the ruse that Hong Kong is still free.

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Sunday, February 6, 2022

2022 Issue 5

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
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Sunday, February 6, 2022
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Sunday, February 6, 2022
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Environmental Harms

Sunday, February 6, 2022
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Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, February 6, 2022
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, February 6, 2022
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, February 6, 2022
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Military and Security Threats

Sunday, February 6, 2022
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One Belt, One Road Strategy

Sunday, February 6, 2022
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Opinion Pieces

Sunday, February 6, 2022
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Sunday, January 30, 2022

2022 Issue 4

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Friday, January 14, 2022
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Sunday, January 23, 2022
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Thursday, January 27, 2022
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Authoritarianism

Sunday, January 30, 2022
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Sunday, January 30, 2022
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Environmental Harms

Sunday, January 30, 2022
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Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, January 30, 2022
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, January 30, 2022
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, January 30, 2022
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Military and Security Threats

Sunday, January 30, 2022
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One Belt, One Road Strategy

Sunday, January 30, 2022
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Opinion Pieces

Sunday, January 30, 2022
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Sunday, January 23, 2022

2022 Issue 3

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Sunday, January 9, 2022
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Authoritarianism

Sunday, January 23, 2022
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Sunday, January 23, 2022
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Environmental Harms

Sunday, January 23, 2022
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Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, January 23, 2022
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Sunday, January 23, 2022
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Sunday, January 23, 2022
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Military and Security Threats

Sunday, January 23, 2022
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One Belt, One Road Strategy

Sunday, January 23, 2022
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Opinion Pieces

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

2022 Issue 2

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Monday, December 27, 2021
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Tuesday, December 28, 2021
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Thursday, January 13, 2022
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Sunday, December 26, 2021
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Sunday, January 16, 2022
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Sunday, January 16, 2022
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Environmental Harms

Sunday, January 16, 2022
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Sunday, January 16, 2022
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, January 16, 2022
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, January 16, 2022
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Authoritarianism

Articles On: China, Russia, and the UN

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, June 5, 2022

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

Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: China’s Quantum Leap and Censorship

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Friday, June 3, 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

Articles On: Greenhouse Gas, Coal, and Zijin

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Friday, June 3, 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.

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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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Watching China in Europe - June 2022

via German Marshall Fund
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

In Noah Barkin’s monthly newsletter, he describes how German Chancellor Olaf Scholz appears to be slowly shifting Germany away from its economic dependency on the PRC.  Years of internal debate and the CCP’s missteps may cause Europe’s leader to contemplate a rupture with Beijing.  Noah describes how one experienced diplomat with ties to the Social Democrats remarked that “[Scholz] will not lead on China, but neither will he resist the tide. Scholz will be pulled along, just like he has been on Ukraine”.

by Noah Barkin

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In China, New Evidence That Surgeons Became Executioners

via The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Clinical reports recount scores of cases in which organ donors were alive when operations began.

by Jacob Lavee and Matthew P. Robertson

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How the U.N. became a tool of China’s genocide denial propaganda

via The Washington Post
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin writes on the disgraceful performance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights during her recent visit to the PRC and Xinjiang where the former Chilean President provided cover for the CCP’s genocide in Xinjiang against one of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

by Josh Rogin

Opinion Pieces

Articles On: Biden, Taiwan, Ukraine, Indo-Pacific, Geopolitics, Private Sector, Education, and Cardinal Zen’s Arrest

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

One Belt, One Road Strategy

Articles On: East Timor and Sri Lanka

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

Military and Security Threats

Articles On: Taiwan, Pacific, and Russia

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

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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.