Report reveals China’s influence on Italian politics


The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) aims to upset Italian leaders and celebrities and support policies and public opinion, the new report said.

CCP’s work in Italy is part of a broader plan to expand the party’s influence globally, report Researchers at Sinopsis, a project by the non-profit Aca Mediazu, published on November 20 in collaboration with the Chinese Faculty of Charles University in Prague and the Global Legal Committee “Marco Pannella”.

A report titled “Mainstream Hijacking” (pdf) Delve into CCP’s foreign agencies and their activities to influence Italian politics from parliamentarians to local government levels, targeting parliamentarians, political parties, civil servants, media and think tank key figures.

According to the newspaper, CCP’s overseas influence helps to promote the objectives of foreign policy while protecting and strengthening the “authoritarian monopoly of power” in China.

As a result of the administration’s manipulation, Italy’s influential voice is being used as a proxy variable to echo CCP propaganda while normalizing China’s totalitarianism and global expansion, according to the report. Parliamentarians also passed a “promotion to whiten the party’s human rights abuses,” the report said.

China has “dedicated equipment built into party, state, military, and satellite structures, using proxies and neutral platforms. [sic.] An overseas elite in line with the party’s foreign and domestic policies. “

As stated in the report, China has made great efforts to develop formal diplomatic relations between nations, as well as the usual out-of-channel activities of “bypassing diplomacy to influence nations.” Is pouring. This follows the Leninist tradition of establishing “friendly contact” with foreign elites.

The report states that the regime’s external efforts to influence Italy are largely undertaken by four major groups.

The International Liaison Department (ILD) builds relationships and exchanges with foreign politicians, scholars, and NGOs, apart from formal diplomacy. The Chinese People’s Association for Foreign Friendship focuses on influencing local governments and organizations at the local and local level. The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade aims to develop relationships with foreign companies and law firms. The propaganda units of other parties and the United Front are associated with CCP intelligence.

Parliament is one of the main areas where the Chinese Communist Party is focusing on influential efforts by establishing allies on both sides of politics. It has supporters of the administration’s policy, but it is also recruiting people who are skeptical of aspects of China’s policy. The report writes that the goal is to give confidence to the supporters’ arguments by showing that there are opponents.

Studies show that in Italy, ILDs and other agencies are focused on forming “friendly mainstream partner groups” in parliament, ultimately promoting the promotion of the CCP and respecting the participation of skeptics. I’m collecting.

To offset China’s attempts at influence, Synopsys has exchanged and agreed with the Italian government and political parties to avoid interacting with CCP agencies and to focus on propaganda or hire leaders. Recommended to refuse.

The research group also advises parliamentarians on joining the “China Friendship” group associated with CCP agencies and recommends refusing invitations from such agencies. They also argue to investigate the influential operations of the Chinese Communist Party and support legislation to resist foreign interference.

Danella Perez Schmieros