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Vladimir Putin

‘It’s like playing whack-a-mole’: A string of recent revelations paints a stark picture of Russia’s ongoing campaign to meddle...

The US is proactively combatting Russian attacks, but they're using sophisticated methods to find weak links in the explosive political environment.

It looks like China is extending its Black Mirror-like ‘social credit system’ to overseas companies

Social credit is no longer being used to shape the behaviors of just Chinese citizens, it is now being used to control how foreign companies operate.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull views a guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People on April 14, 2016 in Beijing, China.

Australia passed sweeping foreign interference laws not-so-subtly targeted at China

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the laws don't target any one country but previously cited "disturbing reports about Chinese influence" after a classified report found China's attempts to influence all levels of Australian politics.
Huawei Australia Chairman John Lord.

Huawei hits back at ‘uninformed’ claims that China can force it to spy on other countries

China's laws require organizations to cooperate with "national intelligence work" when asked. But the company said the legal interpretation it received was that this law only applies within China. Huawei is currently bidding to be provide parts of Australia's new 5G network.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Controversial telecommunications giant Huawei paid for Australian politicians to go on more trips to China than any other company

China's Huawei is the largest corporate sponsor of trips for Australian politicians. Over the last eight years it paid for 12 international trips, twice as many as the next highest corporate sponsor. Huawei wants to provide equipment for Australia's 5G network despite intelligence warnings.

China just took over radio frequencies left behind by Australia — and it shows Beijing is winning over the Pacific

Western countries, including the US and Australia, keep leaving a vacuum for China to fill. Now, China has taken over nearly 10 airwaves that previously carried ABC broadcasts into the Pacific as it expands its soft power into the region.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attends a press conference on November 5, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

China’s communist party has so much power in New Zealand that western countries might stop sharing intelligence

A former CIA China expert proposed cutting New Zealand out of the Five Eyes intelligence sharing arrangement with the US, UK, Canada, and Australia because Jacinda Ardern has not done enough to curb influence attempts by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Pro-Chinese supporters.

A secret government report uncovered China’s attempts to influence all levels of politics in Australia

Commissioned by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the inquiry was headed by John Garnaut who warned of China's growing interference attempts when he spoke with the US Armed Services House Committee in March 2018. The Communist Party's attempts have reportedly been going on for a decade.

Australia’s intelligence chief warns of ‘unprecedented’ foreign interference with more spies now than during the Cold War

Amid China-Australia tensions, the director-general of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) warned that foreign interference is occurring on an "unprecedented scale." Duncan Lewis also said there are now more foreign agents than during the Cold War.
United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City.

A Chinese-Australian billionaire funded UN bribes investigated by the FBI, an Australian politician alleges

An Australian billionaire and political donor funded a $200,000 bribe to a former president of the UN General Assembly, an Australian MP has alleged. Billionaire Chau Chak Wing is an influential donor who has attracted attention in the past.