Project Code: STATE-FJI-34

Tracking Chinese Influence in Asia and the Pacific

Project Title Tracking Chinese Influence in Asia and the Pacific
Project Summary Opportunity to Work on A Top USG Priority - Analyze social media and news summaries from publicly available sources to spot trends, engagements and Chinese influence across the East Asia and Pacific region; produce a tracker and report on Chinese-government activities in the region.
Country Fiji
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Section Other
Number of Interns 3
Project Description

As Beijing's actions increasingly threaten American interests, economy, security and values, it is critical that we identify and counter malign behavior where it exists. Interns interested in better understanding the nature of China's ambitions and activities can play a critical role in countering PRC malign behavior by researching publicly available sources, identifying actions (travel, social media, statements, engagements) of government officials, companies, institutions and private citizens, creating a tracker, and contributing to report that can be used to help policy makers shape decisions.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Editing and proofreading
Political Analysis
Social media management
Survey / polling design
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