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One Belt, One Road Strategy

Articles On: Europe Firms, Loans In Africa, and Moscow Backing China

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Saturday, January 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.

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Chinese commodity-backed loans crippling Africa and Latin America -report

via Reuters
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Latin American and sub-Saharan African countries have taken out at least $152 billion in oil-, mineral- and metal-backed loans from China since 2004, easy money that has contributed to crippling debt levels, an NGO report said on Thursday.

by Julia Payne

Foreign Interference and Coercion

Articles On: Hollywood, German Report, South Korea's Election, Somaliland, and Chinese Discourse Power

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 11, 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.

Military and Security Threats

Articles On: Taiwan, US Cyberspace, Weaponizing Biotech, and Oil

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, March 22, 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.

Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Articles On: Racism and Xenophobia

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, April 12, 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.

Analysis and Commentary

Flintstones Without The Nice Tune

by David R. Henderson featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Econlib
Thursday, July 23, 2020
I just finished watching an excellent 45-minute discussion led by my Hoover colleague Scott Atlas. The two participants he questioned were Hoover colleagues Russ Roberts and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
In the News

How COVID-19 Is Putting The Rule Of Law To The Test Across Africa

quoting Barry R. Weingastvia The Conversation
Thursday, July 9, 2020

A number of Africa’s fragile democracies have become vulnerable to the sword of leaders assuming wide-ranging powers under cover of emergency responses to COVID-19. Partly for this reason, Good Governance Africa has published a set of articles that conceptualise COVID-19 as a wicked problem. A “wicked problem” is exemplified by multiple stakeholders interacting in complex and unpredictable ways. It is difficult to identify and even more difficult to solve.

In the News

Covet The Wealthy In SA, Don't Punish Them: Tony Leon

quoting Michael Spencevia TimesLIVE (South Africa)
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Former DA leader Tony Leon says the government should show more appreciation to the wealthy instead of seeking to punish them, as calls intensify for the expropriation of land without compensation.

In the News

The Fight To Come Over Isabel Dos Santos’ Billions

quoting Larry Diamondvia OZY
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Given how closely form and function are bound together in a civilized society, the fact that cash is stolen as often as it is should surprise no one. Least of all a Greek chorus of the aggrieved who are currently in mid-chase of one Ms. Isabel dos Santos. 

In the News

Teacher Entrepreneurs Could Rescue South African Schools

quoting Thomas Sowellvia City Press
Saturday, November 9, 2019

US economist Thomas Sowell provided an important insight into education when he said: “It is not simply what education teaches us directly, but how well it prepares us to learn ourselves that is the ultimate measure of its value.”