China’s national imperative is to ensure that the Chinese Communist Party remains in power. Everything else is subservient to that.
New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) has detected extensive interference activity targeting New Zealand’s diverse ethnic Chinese communities by groups and individuals linked to the intelligence arm of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
The UK is of significant interest to China when it comes to espionage and interference, given the UK's close relationship with the United States, membership of international bodies and the perception of the UK as an opinion-former.
As an advanced economy and an open and free democracy, Canada has long been targeted by hostile states seeking to acquire information, intelligence and influence to advance their own interests.
Mr Brent Thomas, a representative for TikTok, admitted on 12 July 2022 that Australian TikTok user data is accessible in mainland China but that TikTok would not provide it to the Chinese Government if asked.
This report finds consistent engagement between Lord Wei and entities controlled by, linked to or later subsumed by the United Front Work Department of the CCP Central Committee (中共中央统一战线工作部) between 2011 and 2016.