June 23, 2022
China’s Political Surveillance System Keeps Growing
By Chauncey Jung
As long feared, China’s COVID-19 measures are being integrated into its architecture of political repression.
January 23, 2022
China’s Espionage Plans for the 2022 Winter Olympics: What Athletes Should Expect
By Nicholas Eftimiades
Yes, China is going to spy on the Olympic athletes. Its mandatory app is just the tip of the iceberg.
October 13, 2021
Darren Byler on Life in Xinjiang, ‘China’s High-Tech Penal Colony’
By Shannon Tiezzi
“The mass surveillance and internment project in Xinjiang should be viewed as a major test of Chinese capacities to conduct a sophisticated invasion, occupation, and transformation of spaces that were at the margins of Chinese control.”
August 24, 2021
Geoffrey Cain on Xinjiang’s ‘Perfect Police State’
By Sebastian Strangio
"Every person in Xinjiang is documented down to their genetic makeup, the sound of their voice, and whether they enter their homes through the front door or the back."
June 11, 2021
5G and the Contested China-India Border
By Tenzin Dalha
China’s rapid 5G build-up has come to Tibet. That will have security implications for India.
June 18, 2020
China’s Surveillance Technology Is Keeping Tabs on Populations Around the World
By Hugh Harsono
Exports of Chinese AI technology give Beijing a foothold in foreign security systems.
April 01, 2020
China: Fighting COVID-19 With Automated Tyranny
By Maya Wang
The government response to the virus hinged on invasive new surveillance methods, like the Health Code app.
December 04, 2019
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian: What the ‘China Cables’ Tell Us About Xinjiang
By Shannon Tiezzi
The takeaways from and significance of a trove of leaked Chinese government documents on Xinjiang.
October 18, 2018
How China’s AI Technology Exports Are Seeding Surveillance Societies Globally
By Scott N. Romaniuk & Tobias Burgers
China is exploring technologies that enable high tech state authoritarianism.
September 27, 2018
Is the Beijing Exception Finally Crumbling?
By Arch Puddington
China’s oppression of Muslims is cracking its de facto immunity from international criticism on human rights issues.
September 25, 2018
Tech Firms Are Boosting China’s Cyber Power
By Sarah Cook
Cooperation with the CCP, often mandatory, carries risks as well as benefits.