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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, March 1, 2020

2020 Issue 9

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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Friday, February 28, 2020
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Authoritarianism

Sunday, March 1, 2020
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Cyber and Information Technology

Sunday, March 1, 2020
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Environmental Harms

Sunday, March 1, 2020
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Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, March 1, 2020
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, March 1, 2020
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, March 1, 2020
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Military and Security Threats

Sunday, March 1, 2020
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One Belt, One Road Strategy

Sunday, March 1, 2020
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Opinion Pieces

Sunday, March 1, 2020
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Sunday, February 23, 2020

2020 Issue 8

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Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Sunday, February 23, 2020
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Authoritarianism

Sunday, February 23, 2020
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Cyber and Information Technology

Sunday, February 23, 2020
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Foreign Interference and Coercion

Sunday, February 23, 2020
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, February 23, 2020
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Sunday, February 23, 2020
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Military and Security Threats

Sunday, February 23, 2020
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Opinion Pieces

Sunday, February 23, 2020
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Saturday, February 15, 2020

2020 Issue 7

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Monday, February 10, 2020
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
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Friday, February 14, 2020
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Cyber and Information Technology

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Foreign Interference and Coercion

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Military and Security Threats

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Opinion Pieces

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Sunday, February 9, 2020

2020 Issue 6

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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Thursday, February 6, 2020
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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Cyber and Information Technology

Sunday, February 9, 2020
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Sunday, February 9, 2020
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Sunday, February 9, 2020
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Sunday, February 9, 2020
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Sunday, February 9, 2020
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Sunday, February 9, 2020
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Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Articles On: Disney's Mulan, Tibet, War on Uighur Women, Mongolian, Australian and Canadian Detainees

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Friday, September 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.

Foreign Interference and Coercion

Articles On: Education, Racism, Pandemic, TikTok, and Foreign Affairs in Australia, India, and the US

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Friday, September 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 this does to those countries.

Authoritarianism

Articles On: Erasing History, Hong Kong, U.S. Diplomats, Australian Reporter

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Friday, September 18, 2020

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

Military and Security Threats

Articles On: China's Drone and South China Sea Activities

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party, through its control of the People’s Liberation Army and the intelligence services, has undertaken a comprehensive military modernization and expansion program that threatens the safety of its neighbors as the Party pursues an increasingly aggressive foreign policy.

Opinion Pieces

Articles On: Peace, Europe, Hong Kong Dissidents, Concentration Camps, the Vatican

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 13, 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 to the various solutions that experts and leaders suggest we pursue to protect our interests.

Environmental Harms

Articles On: Politics on Environmental Problems and China's Fishing Fleet

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 13, 2020

As the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and enormous pollution and environmental degradation, this section highlights the activities carried out by entities controlled by the Chinese Communist Party that harm our environment.

Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: Data-Security and Tech Cold War

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, September 13, 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 their borders.

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China turns into wolf warrior at the world’s door under Xi Jinping

via The Australian
Saturday, September 12, 2020

What is China trying to achieve by its sudden lurch to a bullying, “wolf warrior” global stance? For all the billions of dollars of intelligence hardware and software pointed at Beijing right now, the reality is that Xi Jinping’s strategic thinking is a black box.

By Peter Jennings

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Response to and Rejection of Ambassador Branstad’s OpEd

via People's Daily (China)
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in China: Your letter has been received. First, we appreciate that Ambassador Branstad values the People’s Daily. We have always taken a positive and open-minded attitude toward requests by Ambassador Branstad, among other friends from countries around the world who hold objective and fair views on China, to publish submitted articles on the People’s Daily.

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Press Statement: The Hypocrisy of the PRC’s Propaganda System

via U.S. Department of State
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Today, the Chinese Communist Party’s main propaganda newspaper, the People’s Daily, refused to run an Op-ed written by our Ambassador in Beijing, Terry Branstad, citing a litany of grievances. Ironically, the Op-ed called for more positive relations between our two countries and asked to “build relationships through unrestricted engagement and uncensored discussion.” The People’s Daily’s response once again exposes the Chinese Communist Party’s fear of free speech and serious intellectual debate – as well as Beijing’s hypocrisy when it complains about lack of fair and reciprocal treatment in other countries.

By Michael Pompeo

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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.