Tag: China’s sharp power

‘Course Correction’: liberal democratic values give an edge over China

     

A global ideological competition is brewing between liberal democracy and authoritarianism, with China as the wealthiest and most powerful potential leader on the authoritarian side, according to a new analysis…. Read more »

China’s sharp power: is talk of new ideological Cold War ‘overblown’?

     

China’s media is being wielded as a tool to shape public opinion and serve the ideological aims of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) across the globe. And, as a part… Read more »

Rapid Response Mechanism can help counter authoritarian ‘sharp power’

     

China has been accused of engaging in predatory lending aimed at trapping countries in debt, acquiring strategic assets like ports, and spreading corruption and authoritarian values, not least in sub-Saharan Africa,… Read more »

China’s sharp power gains ‘overtaken by broader trends’

     

China’s ruling Communist Party launched a full-fledged campaign to “tell China’s story well,” spending billions of dollars on propaganda efforts.* Yet while an authoritarian state like China can control political discussion at… Read more »

How to counter autocrats’ sharp power: alliances, diversity, governance, & liberty

     

    China is committed to promoting its authoritarian model throughout the world as a superior alternative to Western democracy, says a leading commentator, but U.S. public opinion is divided… 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 »

Secret report reveals China’s ‘brazen’ and ‘aggressive’ political interference

     

A classified government report has uncovered attempts by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to influence all levels of politics in Australia. The report was commissioned by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm… Read more »

Silent Invasion: China’s sharp power undermining democracy

     

The mayor of an Australian city has admitted that, at the request of a Chinese official, its local council got rid of a Taiwanese flag that some school students painted… Read more »

China’s sharp power: bullying its way into Europe

     

China has bought or invested in assets in Europe amounting to at least $318 billion over the past 10 years, Bloomberg reports, in the most comprehensive audit to date of… Read more »

New ‘battle of ideas’? China-US rivalry enters realms of ideology

     

  The US and other Western democracies “are getting increasingly uneasy about China’s political development and the nature of Chinese influence abroad. Ideology once again defines the terms of the US-China relationship,” analyst… Read more »