Inside China’s vast influence network – how it works, and its reach in Australia (The Conversation, 4 min read)

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Garry Groot, a Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the University of Adelaide, outlines the little-known Chinese United Front Work Department within the Communist Party, designed to reach out to and influence ethnic Chinese abroad. It is aimed at promoting the party’s ideals abroad and attracting intellectuals, minorities, and religious groups. Unsurprisingly, Jinping has favoured the expansion of the Department as he consolidates his power and reinforces his claims over Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong. Hong Kong, however, might be proving ineffective given the events of this month.

Why does this matter? In yet another stealth power grab, Beijing is reinforcing the work of a secretive influence arm that formally promotes itself as a world trade facilitator. But Hong Kong observers have seen none of that

How Exposed are U.S. Investors to China? (Seafarer Funds, 5 min read)

August 29, 2019

China’s Hong Kong Dilemma (The New Yorker, 3 min read)

August 29, 2019

Flailing at China (Project Syndicate, 4 min read)

August 29, 2019

Taking Down Deng (China Media Project, 3 min read)

August 29, 2019

Hong Kong’s Real Problem Is Inequality (Project Syndicate, 4 min read)

August 29, 2019

Hong Kong is in India, Kashmir is in China. Right? (SCMP, 4 min read)

August 23, 2019

Data Leviathan: China’s Burgeoning Surveillance State (The New York Review of Books, 5 min read)

August 23, 2019

China’s version of GPS now has more satellites than US original (Nikkei Asian Review, 3 min read)

August 23, 2019

Beijing unveils detailed reform plan to make Shenzhen model city for China and the world (SCMP, 3 min read)

August 23, 2019

Russia, China seek Security Council meeting after US missile test (Al Jazeera, 3 min read)

August 23, 2019

Smart home tech makes inroads into China’s emerging elderly care market (Reuters, 4 min read)

August 16, 2019

Stimulus Prep or Prelude to Deflationary Crisis: China Tightening Screws on Real Estate (Investing in Chinese stocks, 4 min read)

August 16, 2019

Hong Kong protests: history lessons for Beijing from British colonial era uprising (The Conversation, 4 min read)

August 16, 2019

China’s AI Talent Base Is Growing, and then Leaving (Macro Polo, 3 min read)

August 16, 2019

Chinese Universities Need to Attract More Foreign Students, But Not by Treating Them Differently (SCMP, 3 min read)

August 9, 2019

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