CBC News published an article featuring insights from CSET Senior Fellow Anna Puglisi, Director of Biotechnology Programs. The article delves into China’s alleged interference in the political processes of other countries, including Canada, and how it tries to influence them politically. It also highlights the United Front Work Department’s (UFWD) role in the process and recent examples of China’s election meddling on other nations.
Puglisi shed light on the UFWD, explaining, “It’s essentially China’s propaganda arm that works with overseas advocacy groups and the diaspora worldwide. It’s difficult for Westerners to understand because we don’t have anything comparable. Their main goal is to shape the world’s perception of China positively and to control the message.”
Read the full article on CBC News.