Two notable and well documented examples of the United Front strategy are Australia and New Zealand, whose politics, media, academia, and business life have been successfully targeted by Beijing-linked individuals and organizations, primarily through financial means. Weak campaign finance rules, a lack of alternative, independent funding for academic Chinese studies programs, and limited revenue options for cash-strapped media outlets have all contributed to Australia and New Zealand’s China problems. And the United States is a major target of CCP influence and interference operations, as well.
This important geopolitical challenge is examined in a comprehensive new report by Hudson Senior Fellow Jonas Parello-Plesner. Please join us on June 20 for a review and discussion of the report’s findings and recommendations.
Jonas Parello-Plesner Speaker
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian Speaker
Security Reporter, The Daily Beast