China’s Global Challenge to Democracy

A Curated List of Material on China’s Global Challenge to Democracy from the International Forum for Democratic Studies and Journal of Democracy


China’s Competition in the Spheres of Ideas and Norms

Authoritarianism Goes Global: Countering Democratic Norms, Journal of Democracy, July 2015
https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/articles/authoritarianism-goes-global-countering-democratic-norms/

We’re underestimating China’s impact on governance in Latin America: Three persistent myths, International Forum for Democratic Studies, November 2019
https://theglobalamericans.org/2019/11/were-underestimating-chinas-impact-on-governance-in-latin-america-three-persistent-myths/

Compromising the Knowledge Economy: Authoritarian Challenges to Independent Intellectual Inquiry, International Forum for Democratic Studies, October 2020
https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/articles/the-authoritarian-assault-on-knowledge/

China’s Message Machine, Journal of Democracy, October 2020
https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/articles/chinas-message-machine/

China’s Threat to Global Democracy, Journal of Democracy, December 2022
https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/chinas-threat-to-global-democracy/

Commanding Ideas: Think Thanks as Platforms for Authoritarian Influence, International Forum for Democratic Studies, December 2020
https://www.ned.org/sharp-power-and-democratic-resilience-series-commanding-ideas/

China at the UN: Choking Civil Society, Journal of Democracy, July 2021
https://journalofdemocracy.org/articles/china-at-the-un-choking-civil-society/

It’s Xi Jinping’s Party Now, International Forum for Democratic Studies, December 2022
https://www.power3point0.org/2022/12/01/its-xi-jinpings-party-now-what-the-ccps-move-from-collective-to-singular-leadership-might-mean-for-the-world/

China’s Media Manipulation and Propaganda

China’s Foreign Propaganda Machine, Journal of Democracy, October 2015
https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/articles/authoritarianism-goes-global-ii-chinas-foreign-propaganda-machine/

Media and Beyond: China’s Global Information Ambitions, International Forum for Democratic Studies, May 2017
https://www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/Shanthi%20Kalathil%20May%204th%202017%20USCC%20testimony.pdf

China’s Global Media Footprint, International Forum for Democratic Studies, February 2021
https://www.ned.org/sharp-power-and-democratic-resilience-series-chinas-global-media-footprint/

Censorship, Surveillance, and Human Rights, International Forum for Democratic Studies, February 2022
https://www.ned.org/censorship-surveillance-and-human-rights-10-ways-these-trends-intersect-with-the-2022-beijing-winter-olympics/

How Beijing Runs the Show in Hollywood, Journal of Democracy, April 2022
https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/articles/how-beijing-runs-the-show-in-hollywood/

Lessons on Digital Authoritarianism from a Pro-Beijing Disinformation Network, International Forum for Democratic Studies, July 2022
https://www.power3point0.org/2022/07/07/lessons-on-digital-authoritarianism-from-a-pro-beijing-disinformation-network/

China’s Quest for Technological Dominance

The Road to Digital Unfreedom: President Xi’s Surveillance State, Journal of Democracy, January 2019
https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/articles/the-road-to-digital-unfreedom-president-xis-surveillance-state/

Double-Edged Sword: China’s Sharp Power Exploitation of Emerging Technologies, International Forum for Democratic Studies, April 2021
https://www.ned.org/sharp-power-democratic-resilience-chinas-exploitation-of-emerging-technologies/

Starting the Debate on Facial Recognition: A Case Study from Belgrade, International Forum for Democratic Studies, June 2022
https://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Starting-Debate-on-Facial-Recognition-Case-Study-from-Belgrade-Krivokapic.pdf

Why TikTok is a Threat to Democracy, Journal of Democracy, October 2022
https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/why-tiktok-is-a-threat-to-democracy/

Is Digitalization Endangering Democracy in Mauritius, International Forum for Democratic Studies, December 2022
https://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Roukaya-Kasenally_Is-Digitalization-Endangering-Democracy-in-Mauritius.pdf

Responding to the CCP’s Overarching Challenge to Democracy

Sharp Power: Rising Authoritarian Influence, International Forum for Democratic Studies, December 2017
https://www.ned.org/sharp-power-rising-authoritarian-influence-forum-report/

China’s International Influence on Democracy, International Forum for Democratic Studies, June 2019
https://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/060519_Walker_Testimony.pdf

China: Totalitarianism’s Long Shadow, Journal of Democracy, April 2021
https://journalofdemocracy.org/articles/china-totalitarianisms-long-shadow/

Combatting Beijing’s Sharp Power: How Australia’s Civil Society Led the Way, Journal of Democracy, July 2022
https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/articles/combating-beijings-sharp-power-how-australias-civil-society-led-the-way/

Combating Beijing’s Sharp Power: Taiwan’s Democracy Under Fire, Journal of Democracy, July 2022
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/860234

Combatting Beijing’s Sharp Power: Transparency Wins in Europe, Journal of Democracy, July 2022
https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/articles/combating-beijings-sharp-power-transparency-wins-in-europe/

The Sharp Power Research Portal, International Forum for Democratic Studies
https://sharppower.org/