Tagged: China

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Global Human Rights and The China Problem

The Human Rights Watch has released its World Report 2020, which is the organization’s annual review of global human rights practices. The report opens with a keynote essay by Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, titled “China’s Global Threat to Human Rights.” Roth claims that “China’s government sees...

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Social Media Crisis: New Report on Dwindling Global Internet Freedom

“What was once a liberating technology has become a conduit for surveillance and electoral manipulation.” Published by Freedom House, “Freedom on the Net 2019: The Crisis of Social Media” reveals that 2019 represents the ninth consecutive year in which global internet freedom has declined. The unregulated spaces of social media...

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Inaugural Indo-Pacific Strategy Report Released

The U.S. Department of Defense released its inaugural 2019 Indo-Pacific Strategy Report: Preparedness, Partnerships, and Promoting a Networked Region, highlighting the importance of the Indo-Pacific region in American politics, economics, and homeland security. The U.S. has five Pacific states that include Hawaii, California, Washington, Oregon and Alaska and four territories...

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Democracy Facing the Challenge of Disinformation

A new report from Freedom House—Freedom on the Net 2018: The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism—raises concerns that excessive fake news is resulting in a general trend toward decreased internet freedom. Disinformation and propaganda has the potential to incite violence and undermine democracy, but it is frequently used purposefully to compel...

Examining Weakness in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to Project Future Development and Influence the U.S.-China Relationship

The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, RAND Corporation has released a report seeking increase understanding regarding the state of China’s armed forces through extensive primary source analysis and independent analysis. This report, China’s Incomplete Military Transformation: Assessing the Weaknesses of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), attempts to answer several important questions such...

Analyzing China’s Cybersecurity Strategy

“Efforts should be made to build our country into a network powerhouse“ -Chinese President Xi Jinping As the effects of globalization have spread, the amount of information stored on digital networks has simultaneously increased. A subsequent bi-product has been developing strategies to protect this information, or “Cybersecurity.” The Center for...

USCC Releases 2013 Annual Report to Congress

This month the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) released its 2013 Annual Report to Congress. This is the eleventh major document presented to Congress by the Commission that “responds to the mandate for the Commission to ‘monitor, investigate, and report to Congress on the national security implications of...

Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China

Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China In a report mandated by the FY2000 National Defense Authorization Act, the Department of Defense’s discusses China’s military and security strategies, technological advancements in its capabilities, military doctrine, and security issues in the Taiwan Strait. “The...

APT1: Exposing One of China’s Cyber Espionage Units

Mandiant, a U.S. security firm, has published a report that links “China’s military to cyberattacks on more than 140 U.S. and other foreign corporations and entities.” The report, “APT1: Exposing One of China’s Cyber Espionage Units,” is the culmination of investigations over several years which provide evidence that an Advanced...