Tag: Confucius Institutes

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 »

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’s ‘next ideological front’: democracies need joint strategies to counter Beijing’s sharp power

     

US Republican senator Marco Rubio has called on Malcolm Turnbull and Donald Trump to work together to develop joint strategies to counter China’s growing political interference, The Australian reports: Senator… Read more »

China’s secret ‘magic weapon’ for global soft power

     

Xi Jinping is quietly ramping up the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist party in a push for global “soft power”, The FT’s James Kynge writes in a… Read more »

‘Meddle Kingdom’ rising: China and U.S. ‘neck and neck’ in foreign assistance

     

  New research may suggest that Beijing has had a limited return on its investment in promoting its soft power and that pluralist democracies have an advantage in the field…. Read more »

Time to counter China’s ‘soft power’ influence ops

     

The Chinese Communist Party’s covert campaign of influence in Australia, exposed in a series of articles and “Power and Influence,” (above) set off a domestic debate about just how wary… Read more »