Taiwan is a primary target of and a testing ground for China’s hybrid aggression. This Hybrid CoE Research Report focuses on China’s influence on non-state actors, which play a key role in China’s hybrid threat strategy in Taiwan. The report points out that even though China has intricate knowledge of Taiwan’s domestic affairs, Taiwan has successfully resisted hybrid influence, drawing both on civil society and government resources. A democratic system in Taiwan is a nuisance to the Communist Party’s narrative claiming that Chinese authoritarianism is indispensable. Thus, experiences from Taiwan can also help to counter China’s hybrid influence elsewhere.
Thorough, in-depth study providing a comprehensive understanding of hybrid threats and phenomena. Includes relevant policy recommendations or practical conclusions.