China Index Explains How China is Expending Influence Worldwide

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As of November 2022 China Index says that Pakistan, Cambodia, and Singapore are ranked as most exposed to PRC influence. Paraguay, North Macedonia, and Albania are ranked as least influenced

New Delhi (ABC Live): China not long ago, was viewed primarily as a regional actor with a predominant focus on events in its near abroad. In the span of a few short decades, China has established itself as a global actor.

China has solidified its role as one of a small handful of countries with interests spanning the globe and the capacity to act on them. China’s presence is now felt in every corner of the world, from the South Pacific to South and Central Asia, the wider Middle East, Latin America, and points in between.

ABC Research team keeping close watch on China geopolitical moves refers following research papers and resources links for evaluating the Chinese influence status on various countries.    

The Washington D.C based The Brookings Institution published papers in this installment of the Brookings Foreign Policy project “Global China: Assessing China’s Growing Role in the World” explore China’s efforts to expand its influence across different geographic regions, as well as implications of those efforts for the United States and for international order.

Doublethink Lab and the China In The World network published the China Index to objectively measure and visualize the People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s overseas influence through comparable data.

According to China Index published by Doublethink Lab, Pakistan is top the list of influenced country of world because of economic dependence, or the receiving of some form of benefit from China, influence, e.g. in terms of economic dependence, or the receiving of some form of benefit the PRC directly or indirectly exerts over the Pakistan in order to change the behaviour of people in Pakistan, e.g. in terms of threatening economic punishment to provoke/prevent a political decision, Effect evaluates the degree of accommodations the target country makes to the PRC, and the actual effects and impacts on the target country.

Whereas India found its place at 52 out of 82 countries indexed by Doublethink Lab and United States is placed at 21st place.

This edition ranks the PRC’s influence in 82 Country Profiles across nine Domains: Academia, Domestic Politics, Economy, Foreign Policy, Law Enforcement, Media, Military, Society, and Technology. Each Domain comprises 11 Indicators devised by the China Index Committee, a group of renowned China experts, each of which corresponds to an observable phenomenon of PRC influence.

The Indicators are distributed to local experts in Index countries who provide factual evidence for whether the phenomenon is observed or not. Local experts’ responses are reviewed, quantified, and normalized to provide Country Profile and Domain rankings. Together, the Indicators comprise the first and only research effort to compile PRC influence into a single set of observable phenomena. The Country Profiles, Domains, and Indicators will be periodically updated to assist academia, civil society, media, and policymakers in analyzing and understanding the evolving nature and impacts of the PRC’s global influence.

As of November 2022, Pakistan, Cambodia, and Singapore are ranked as most exposed to PRC influence. Paraguay, North Macedonia, and Albania are ranked as least influenced. Globally, PRC influence is assessed to be most prominent in the Domains of Technology, Foreign Policy, and Domestic Politics, and weakest in those of Military and Society.

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