China's Political Influence on Democracies

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Chinese military honor guard. CREDIT: Wikimedia (cc)

China is radically expanding its strategy to wield influence in the domestic politics of other countries. This strategy is most apparent in East Asia, although it is also increasingly evident in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. This information campaign is designed partly to bolster China's power but also to undermine the space for rights and democracy in other states, and to potentially support pro-China authoritarian leaders.

Carnegie Council is convening a special evening panel and reception to explore what techniques China uses to influence democratic societies and what democracies can do to respond.

This event is moderated by Devin Stewart, senior program director and senior fellow, Carnegie Council.


Sarah Cook is a senior research analyst for East Asia at Freedom House.

Josh Kurlantzick is senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author, most recently, of A Great PLace to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA.

Isaac Stone Fish is a contributing columnist at The Washington Post, a senior fellow at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, and a visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund.

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