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Samantha Hoffman

Policy report

Retweeting through the great firewall

This report analyses a persistent, large-scale influence campaign linked to Chinese state actors on Twitter and Facebook. This activity largely targeted Chinese-speaking audiences outside of the Chinese mainland (where Twitter is blocked) with the intention of influencing perceptions on key issues, including the Hong Kong...
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Engineering global consent: the Chinese Communist Party’s data-driven power expansion

This report provides analysis of the global operations of Chinese company, Global Tone Communications Technology Co. Ltd (GTCOM), which is a subsidiary of an SOE supervised directly by China’s Central Propaganda Department. GTCOM is responsible for identifying 'risks to state security' - a concept that...
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Mapping China’s technology giants

By mapping the global expansion of 12 of China’s largest and most influential technology companies across a range of sectors, this project contributes new data and analysis to help consider the geostrategic, political and human rights implications of China's technological expansion.
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Huawei and Australia's 5G network

Australia’s 5G network is critical national infrastructure and this was one of the most important policy decisions the government had to make this year.
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Hacking for cash: is China still stealing western IP

For at least a decade and a half, Chinese hackers have conducted a widespread campaign of industrial cyber espionage, targeting private sector companies in an effort to steal intellectual property, trade secrets and other information that could help China become economically more competitive.