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The corrosive impact of China’s economic statecraft on the integrity of EU political systems. Sinopsis policy brief available in html and pdf.
To thwart accusations that it is bound by law to assist in spying, Huawei recycles a document by an “outstanding” CCP member packaged as a “legal opinion” from a British law firm, despite the firm’s explicit disclaimer.
The arrest of Huawei’s executive in Poland on espionage charges could have a ripple effect globally, but Beijing has so far responded with caution. After years of unfulfilled promises, Beijing’s leverage is limited as Warsaw realigns itself more closely with Washington.
Old friends of China cultivated by the CCP International Liaison Department come in handy in the Huawei dispute, despite the issue being somewhat outside of their regular competences.
Arrest of Huawei’s executive in Poland on spying charges raises the stakes in the region.
A public warning by the Czech cyber watchdog is met with some heavy-handed PRC diplomacy.
And an academic disclosing the mechanism gets caught in its crosshairs.
In New Zealand, Anne-Marie Brady, an academic who investigated the CCP’s influence in local politics has become the target of a series of incidents which, taken together with attacks from Party-directed media, are consistent with an intimidation campaign.
Much like in the Czech Republic, CEFC in Georgia touted investments that never came, and coopted local political elites – with the help of some colorful characters.