Category: China

Beijing complains as US kicks back against Chinese sharp power

     

Beijing has complained to the US following reports that Washington has ordered two Chinese state-run media agencies to register as foreign agents, The Guardian (London) reports: The US Department of… Read more »

Behind the Walls: Uyghurs detail experience in China’s ‘re-education’ camps

     

Radio Free Asia’s Uyghur Service has consistently documented the worsening human rights situation in China’s Far West, also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) through its journalism in… Read more »

How ‘corrosive capital’ threatens democracy

     

Foreign direct investment and government-to-government economic development assistance are critical for emerging economies, the Center for International Private Enterprise observes. Foreign direct investment also signifies a vote of confidence in… Read more »

‘Eradicating Ideological Viruses’: China’s massive Xinjiang crackdown

     

The Chinese government is conducting a mass, systematic campaign of human rights violations against Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang in northwestern China, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released… Read more »

How India challenges China model

     

India’s status as the world’s largest democracy and its non-Western identity have buttressed the argument that democracy is a universal idea, says a leading democracy practitioner.  In addition, the fact… Read more »

China’s ‘zombified’ civil society features in new clash of ideologies

     

China’s ruling Communist Party is pursuing an aggressive, covert infiltration of US educational and social institutions to quell dissenting voices and strengthen its soft power overseas, according to a report… Read more »

Soviet collapse ‘echoes’ in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

     

China’s increasingly image-conscious government has appointed a trusted member of the ruling Communist Party to head up its international propaganda operation, AP reports: Former top internet regulator Xu Lin will… Read more »

Technology in service of ideology: exporting China’s ‘digital totalitarian state’

     

How do you effectively govern a country that’s home to one in five people on the planet, with an increasingly complex economy and society, if you don’t allow public debate,… Read more »