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EU committee warns of Beijing’s influence

The European Parliament is preparing proposals on how the EU can take lasting measures against Chinese influence. The Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes (INGE) urges the European External Action Service (EEAS) in its draft report to step up the monitoring of Chinese disinformation and misinformation. “We need more resources to combat disinformation from China,” Sandra Kalniete, the MEP responsible for the draft report, said on Tuesday. “Europe needs to be more ambitious in its approach.” Thus, the paper calls for a EEAS task force “to combat information manipulation and interference emanating from China.” The EEAS must also increase the number of Mandarin speakers and experts.

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