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February 5, 2018

China is tightening its high-tech tyranny. Theresa May should not be rushing to please it

From all the stops on the Prime Minister’s three-day trip to China this week, the one which carried furthest was simple: drinking tea with its president, Xi Jinping, in the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.
The image of Xi dressed urbanely in …

Posted in China, Opinion Editorial
January 18, 2018

China finding it tough to pick up bargains in US ‘mega-mall’

When it comes to buying binges, China has scoured the world for investment opportunities. But one “mega-mall” with an array of high-tech goodies on offer has been gradually closed to the country’s unwanted advances.
Emblazoned across its entrance is The United …

Posted in China, News Coverage
December 30, 2017

UK is increasingly accepting billions in Chinese investments

Following President Xi Jinping’s marathon keynote speech at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (NCCP) in October, no one was left in any doubt about China’s third wave of modernisation.

While all investment is welcomed and appreciated, …

Posted in China, News Coverage
December 10, 2017

Germany accuses China of setting up fake social media accounts to lure top officials

 Germany’s intelligence service warned on Sunday that China is using fake profiles on social networks to gather personal information from politicians and other high ranking officials.
More than 10,000 Germans were contacted by fake profiles on the social networking site LinkedIn …

Posted in China, News Coverage
November 29, 2017

Brexit Britain looks to China

Chinese schoolchildren of a certain age will be familiar with Luo Bao Bei. She’s a cartoon character, a “spirited, fun-loving seven-year-old” who “explores everyday life with her friends, family and animal companions, having adventures.”
But what millions of the cartoon’s school-age …

Posted in China, News Coverage
November 14, 2017

Diplomatic initiative revived to counter China’s growing influence

Alongside the gladhanding, strutting and tweets from world leaders at two Asian summits over the past few days, one of the most important geopolitical developments came from a low-key meeting between civil servants from four countries.
Officials from the US, Japan, …

Posted in China, News Coverage
November 9, 2017

A reborn quadrilateral to deter China

Recent news that Australia’s Foreign Minister has indicated interest in taking part in a resurrected US-Australia-Japan-India quadrilateral dialogue on the sidelines of the upcoming ASEAN Summit is to be welcomed. It is an indication how much the strategic situation in the …

Posted in China, Opinion Editorial
November 8, 2017

China’s dominance is growing for now – but in the long run, it’s a paper tiger

Donald Trump’s trade policy is making America’s allies vulnerable to Chinese pressure, but this doesn’t signal the end of American dominance
As Donald Trump continues his long tour around Asia, the question is whether the President will be able to articulate …

Posted in China, Opinion Editorial
November 1, 2017

Hong Kong’s autonomous status has significantly deteriorated, UK think tank says

A British think tank says that Hong Kong’s autonomous status has deteriorated significantly over recent years, in a new report written by Hong Kong and international activists and scholars.
The Henry Jackson Society launched the report entitled Hong Kong After 20 Years: the …

Posted in China, News Coverage

Think tank urges British government to uphold Joint Declaration

Twenty years after Hong Kong returned to Chinese sovereignty, the implementation of the “one country, two systems” principle in the former British colony is breaking down, according to a report published by a conservative think tank from the United Kingdom.
In its …

Posted in China, News Coverage
October 19, 2017

The liberal West created China’s dominance – but it owes us no loyalty

By John Hemmings
Xi Jinping’s keynote speech – impressive for its three-hour running time – at Beijing’s Party Congress firmly established three things. First, Xi has accumulated the type of personal power last seen under Chairman Mao Zedong; second, that the …

Posted in China, Opinion Editorial
August 2, 2017

Britain Needs New Safeguards to Deal with Chinese Investment

In April, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) released a report noting the importance of revitalising the UK’s run-down regional infrastructure.
With Brexit approaching, the report stated that a ‘renewed focus’ was crucial for delivering growth to the UK, and could …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial
July 31, 2017

Risky business: Keeping an eye on Chinese investment

By John Hemmings
If money talks, Chinese money is particularly loud these days. In the past five years, Chinese investment abroad — largely dominated by the country’s giant state-owned enterprises — has tripled. Today, China accounts for nearly 10 percent of global …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial | Tagged , ,
July 27, 2017

Time for Five Eyes to coordinate on Chinese tech investment

By John Hemmings
The recent exposure of Chinese influence-peddling inside the Australian political system is just one example of China’s growing influence and willingness to act in Western states. In these days of austerity for many Western nations, money speaks loudly and in …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial | Tagged , , , ,
July 26, 2017

Pushback: Why the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance Should Keep Chinese Investors at Bay

By John Hemmings
There has been a dramatic shift of investment into the West, which may have a deep impact on U.S. security and the country’s future way of life. According to a report recently published by the Henry Jackson Society, China is …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Technology
July 24, 2017

UK to tighten foreign investment reviews

The British government is pressing ahead with plans to tighten screening of foreign investments by China and other countries amid concerns that such flows could compromise national security.
In the election manifesto they published in May the Conservatives pledged that prime …

Posted in China, News Coverage | Tagged , ,
July 18, 2017

UK Government should urgently consider new review process for Chinese investment in sensitive sectors

The UK Government should welcome inward investment from China, but ensure the national security of key infrastructure remains protected, our new report warns.
“Safeguarding our Systems: Managing Chinese Investment into the UK’s Digital and Critical National Infrastructure”, described by Sir Malcolm …

Posted in China, Press Release, Publication
June 23, 2017

Panama Has Ditched Taiwan. Here’s Why It Matters for America.

Originally published in The National Interest, 22 June 2017
Last week’s sudden announcement by Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela that Panama would henceforth be shifting its diplomatic relations from Taiwan to mainland China was not entirely unexpected in Taipei. Tsai Ing-wen …

Posted in China, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, Taiwan
February 9, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The Death of Hong Kong’s Freedoms’

By Alex Manzoor
On Wednesday 8th of February, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Joshua Wong, Angela Gui and Benedict Rogers to discuss the decline of Hong Kong’s freedoms in the aftermath of the transfer of sovereignty to China.
Joshua Wong, who is …

Posted in China, Event Summaries
February 8, 2017

Event: ‘The Death of Hong Kong’s Freedoms’

TIME: 8th February, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: Committee Room 4, House of Commons,
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS
Joshua Wong
Secretary-General, Demosito
Angela Gui
Campaigner, Daughter of detained Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai
Benedict Rogers
Deputy Chairman, Conservative Party Human Rights Commission
For a summary of this …

Posted in China, Event, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 26, 2017

When Theresa May meets Donald Trump, China will be the elephant in the room

by John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
When the Prime Minister sits down with President Trump on Friday in the Oval Office, she will be in a privileged position. She will the first foreign leader to meet the president since …

Posted in China, Opinion Editorial
January 25, 2017

Event Summary: ‘The End of the Asian Era’

Fresh from the Article 50 debate in the House of Commons, Catherine West MP took her seat in the chair for an event hosted by HJS in Parliament. Remarking about the shared concerns about globalization in Brexit discussions and with …

Posted in Asia, China, Event Summaries
January 5, 2017

Event Transcript: ‘China’s Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights under Xi Jinping’

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Posted in China, Event Transcript
December 5, 2016

Event Summary: ‘China’s Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights under Xi Jinping’

By Alexander Baker
On Wednesday 30th November, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Benedict Rogers, Ethan Gutmann and Yaxue Cao to discuss the deteriorating human rights situation in China. The discussion was centred on the recently published report by the Conservative Party …

Posted in China, Event Summaries, Spotlight
November 30, 2016

Audio: ‘China’s Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights under Xi Jinping’

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Posted in China, Event Audio
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