torsdag 22. september 2022

Chinese Communist Party Influence Operations: From benign to malign influence

In early January 2022, Britain’s domestic intelligence agency alerted legislators that Christine Lee, a lawyer with law offices in China and the United Kingdom, was attempting to “covertly interfere” in Britain’s political process on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The British intelligence agency accused Ms. Lee of working in concert with the CCP’s United Front Work Department (UFWD) to facilitate political donations on “behalf of foreign nationals” with the intent of influencing political outcomes.1 This incident is yet another data point in the growing body of reporting detailing CCP United Front work efforts. These efforts attempt to subvert, shape, or sabotage domestic agendas within foreign countries to further the CCP’s interests. 

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