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PRC Investment in Europe Raises Concerns

As Beijing continues its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and global influence campaign, criticism has recently turned towards Chinese investment in Europe, with leaders debating how best to respond to China’s growing ownership of critical infrastructure and equity in foreign firms, and the political influence that this entails. Of the 25 Chinese firms who have invested

April 24, 2018

Carrot & Stick: How Beijing Controls its Diaspora

Since Xi Jinping became president in 2012, China has increasingly been criticized for attempting to manipulate its diaspora in order to support political objectives. Peter Mattis in War on the Rocks provides the reasoning: The CCP seeks to influence the outside world, especially the United States, for two major reasons. The first is preserving the power of the party. China’s

April 14, 2018