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December 18, 2021 in News

SOSi’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis (CIRA) closely studies China’s military industrial complex

SOSi’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis (CIRA) closely studies China’s military industrial complex – in particular, Chinese investment in U.S. technology and the flow of U.S. capital into China that wittingly or unwittingly advances the objectives of the Peoples Liberation Army. Commenting in today’s…
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December 17, 2021 in China, Featured, Reports

CIRA Report: Internet Freedom in Hong Kong

As the CCP cracks down on speech in Hong Kong and conducts high-profile arrests of local democracy activists, CIRA has released a new report entitled TRAMPLED ORCHID that seeks to understand the implications of Hong Kong's draconian yet vague new National Security Law for local…
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November 18, 2021 in News

SOSi Hosts Conference on Chinese Communist Party Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Party and a Watershed Moment in U.S.-China Relations

RESTON, Va. (November 18, 2021) – Earlier this week SOSi’s Center for Research and Analysis (CIRA) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted the "Chinese Communist Party (CCP) at 100 Conference" to assess the CCP’s ideology, structure, and activities in both China…
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CIRA Report: Internet Freedom in Hong Kong

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As the CCP cracks down on speech in Hong Kong and conducts high-profile arrests of local democracy activists, CIRA has released a new report entitled TRAMPLED ORCHID that seeks to understand the implications of Hong Kong's draconian yet vague new National Security Law for local…

Selling China’s Story: How the Chinese Government Privatized Facebook Propaganda

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CIRA analyst Maggie Baughman's work below was the winner of the recent Rhodium ChinaTalk essay contest. Ms. Baughman also discussed her research on the most recent episode of the ChinaTalk podcast. Almost two decades after China began marshaling its "fifty-cent army" to manipulate public conversation…

Holding the LINE: Chinese Cyber Influence Campaigns After the Pandemic

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While the American public became more aware of Chinese cyber influence campaigns during the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak, they did not start there – and they will not end there, either. As the world’s attention returns to the origins of the global pandemic and recommits to its containment, the United…

The PLA Strategic Support Force: A “Joint” Force for Information Operations

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CIRA China analysts John Chen, Kieran Green, and Joe McReynolds have published a chapter on China's Strategic Support Force in the newly released academic compilation The PLA Beyond Borders: Chinese Military Operations in Regional and Global Context: Over the past half-decade, China’s military leadership has…

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December 18, 2021 in News

SOSi’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis (CIRA) closely studies China’s military industrial complex

SOSi’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis (CIRA) closely studies China’s military industrial complex – in particular, Chinese investment in U.S. technology and the flow of U.S. capital into China that wittingly or unwittingly advances the objectives of the Peoples Liberation Army. Commenting in today’s…
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November 18, 2021 in News

SOSi Hosts Conference on Chinese Communist Party Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Party and a Watershed Moment in U.S.-China Relations

RESTON, Va. (November 18, 2021) – Earlier this week SOSi’s Center for Research and Analysis (CIRA) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted the "Chinese Communist Party (CCP) at 100 Conference" to assess the CCP’s ideology, structure, and activities in both China…
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September 16, 2021 in News

SOSi Launches Open Source Analysis Center to Advise U.S. Fortune 500 Companies and Inform U.S. Government China, Iran, and Russia Policy

SOSi formally announced the opening of its Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis (CIRA), established to provide analysis, investigative support, and data services to the U.S. government and Fortune 500 companies on a range of issues from cybersecurity risk and foreign military affairs to artificial…
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June 23, 2021 in News

CIRA’s Joe McReynolds Named a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations

RESTON, Va. (June 23, 2021) – SOSi announced today that Joe McReynolds, a China analyst with its Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis, was named a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is one of the nation’s…
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