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Can constructive vigilance avert U.S.-China clash of civilizations? 

     

Are China and the United States headed toward a clash of civilizations?  The prospect is real, according to a report from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and the Center… Read more »

Aiding autocrats: China’s ‘sharp power’ at work

     

Chinese telecommunications company ZTE has been helping Venezuela’s autocratic government construct an advanced citizen surveillance program, Slate’s Mia Armstrong reports. A Reuters investigation published Wednesday provides a detailed look into the development… 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 »

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 »

China revising ‘ideological architecture’ to project sharp power

     

A major human rights crisis is unfolding in northwestern China, according to the United Nations, which said last week that there were credible reports that the Chinese government is holding one million… Read more »

Growing concern over China’s foreign influence ops

     

Media website Vox has been receiving money from a Chinese communist government-backed front organization, according to the Washington Free Beacon. The Chinese Communist Party is increasingly making its influence felt… Read more »

China deploying ‘Orwellian technologies’ in disinformation ops

     

China is employing programs of direct propaganda and disinformation, similar to Russian disinformation efforts, according to a new analysis from the RAND Corporation. Beijing’s Communist authorities are likely to “step… Read more »

China ‘donor bombshell’ reveals Beijing’s sharp power influence ops

     

A Chinese-Australian real estate developer “co-conspired to bribe” a senior United Nations official, according to claims made in Federal Parliament: Andrew Hastie, who chairs the powerful intelligence and security committee,… Read more »

Democratization of information empowers hostile states and non-state actors

     

A major foundation will commit $10 million over the next two years toward addressing the challenges that digital disinformation poses for democracy. Focusing primarily on the role of social media, the… Read more »