August 19, 2022
How Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Drove Chinese Public Opinion Toward Reunification by Force
By Leo Chu
Since Pelosi’s visit, the future of the cross-strait issue has surged toward military conflict, as the Chinese public started to dismiss the possibility of peaceful reunification.
July 13, 2022
How Did Abe Shinzo Become an Unlikely Subject of Collective Grief in China?
By Ni Tao
The late Japanese prime minister was not popular in China, but some have used his death to emphasize their frustration at being unable to speak freely.
May 28, 2022
Despite High Ambition, China’s Media Influence Operation Is Far From Successful
By Zhuoran Li and Gavin Xu
A case study of CGTN reveals how bureaucracy and a flawed incentive structure is holding the state media outlet back from true influence power.
May 18, 2022
China’s Censors Aim to Contain Dissent During Harsh COVID-19 Lockdowns
By Sarah Cook
Top doctors have been among those silenced for urging a shift away from China's draconian pandemic control strategy.
April 16, 2022
The CCP’s Ukraine War Propaganda
By Sarah Cook
The party-state is using its extensive information control toolbox to artificially amplify its version of Russia’s invasion.
April 05, 2022
The Great Translation Movement Shines a Spotlight on China’s Propaganda
By Chauncey Jung
A decentralized social media campaign challenges CCP propaganda by revealing its dark narratives to a global audience.
March 18, 2022
Why Do Many Chinese Sympathize With Russia in the Ukraine Conflict?
By Wang Wen
Many Chinese believe that Russia faces a real security threat from the United States – and that China will face a similar threat in the future.
January 28, 2022
Why the US Must Take China’s Disinformation Operations Seriously
By Jianli Yang and Nick Monaco
China has barely scratched the surface of its potential to carry out a “people’s war” on global public opinion.
November 16, 2021
China’s Content Manipulation Reaches New Frontiers
By Sarah Cook
Through a combination of industrial scale and technological clout, the CCP is increasing the reach of its influence operations.
July 23, 2021
Ghost in the Machine: A Faceless, Famous Chinese Blogger Goes Silent
By Jesse Turland
An anonymous Chinese tech and political blogger called “Program-Think” stopped posting in May, and rumors are swirling as to why.
April 29, 2021
Xinjiang Cotton and the Shift in China’s Censorship Approach
By Zoe Jordan
What makes China’s shifting strategy on Xinjiang information management unique is that in addition to traditional approach to censorship, there seems to be a shift to fill the censored silence with noise.
April 12, 2021
Civil Society and China’s Global Media Footprint
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Sarah Cook.