Thursday, March 24, 2022

China Coercing Think Tanks to Alter References to Taiwan

Here is more from Foreign Policy:

Two scholars at the German Marshall Fund (GMF) released a sweeping new report on a massive pressure campaign by China to coerce international organizations and even US-based think tanks into altering their language and references to Taiwan in conferences and studies.

GMF report authors Bonnie Glaser and Jessica Drun list examples, including an instance when the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Stimson Center "bowed to [Chinese] pressure" on how they reference Taiwan on their websites "to avoid being barred from participation in UN conferences and losing access to the UN and its affiliated agencies, which are essential to their work.


The new GMF report, which was supported financially by Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the US (TECRO), can be found here.  

In its 2021 fiscal year, the think tank received between $100,000 and $999,999 from TECRO.