Azerbaijan

$5,384.0
10.1M
Ranking
67/ 82
Original Score

* As some Indicators can be skipped where data is unavailable, the maximum overall and Domain scores are not identical for each country. Country rankings are generated from ratios of the maximum scores and the achieved scores.

78/ 384
Executive partner
Civic IDEA
Index Year
2022
Layer Scores

The Indicators have been classified by the stage of the influence process at which they occur. Some Indicators correspond to exposure to PRC influence, e.g. the presence of Confucius Institutes. Others test for pressure – such as visa denials to academics or journalists. Finally, some Indicators capture the effect of PRC influence, such as national policy changes in favor of PRC interests.
The individual Layer scores for each country are tallied and displayed via rankings.

Exposure

27%

Exposure assesses the conditions that make the target country vulnerable to PRC's influence, e.g. in terms of economic dependence, or the receiving of some form of benefit.

Pressure

0%

Pressure measures the actions that the PRC directly or indirectly exerts over the target country in order to change the behavior of people in the target country, e.g. in terms of threatening economic punishment to provoke/prevent a political decision.

Effect

17%

Effect evaluates the degree of accommodations the target country makes to the PRC, and the actual effects and impacts on the target country.

In 2021, Azerbaijan had a GDP per capita of US$5,384 and a total population of 10.14 million people, with the Chinese population comprising 110 people or 0.001% of the total population.

Azerbaijan established diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China in 1992. Azerbaijan was ranked 154th in Reporters Without Borders' 2021 World Press Freedom Index, and Not Free in Freedom House's 2021 Global Freedom Status, with a score of 9/100.

Domain Scores
Country Percentage
Index Average

Percentage scores do not suggest some degree out of a “completely influenced” level of 100%. The percentages express the country’s score out of the total achievable amount based on the Indicators for each Domain.

  • Media
    5.6% / 30.1%
  • Academia
    15.9% / 34%
  • Economy
    27.3% / 33.6%
  • Society
    2.3% / 23.6%
  • Military
    18.2% / 23.4%
  • Law Enforcement
    9.1% / 30.2%
  • Technology
    45.0% / 40.8%
  • Domestic Politics
    22.7% / 37.2%
  • Foreign Policy
    36.4% / 41%

Media

The Media Domain evaluates how PRC entities influence public debate and media coverage about the PRC in the Index country.

1.
Exposure

In my country, there are media organizations that belong to the World Chinese Media (世界华文媒体) network.

No

Answer ( 0 / 4 )

More

Skipped

2 countries chose this answer

0/ No

42 countries chose this answer

1/ Few, but insignificant

19 countries chose this answer

2/ More than a few, but insignificant

4 countries chose this answer

3/ Few, but significant

13 countries chose this answer

4/ More than a few, and significant

2 countries chose this answer

80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

Supporting Evidence

According to their website, there are no Azerbaijani media organizations that belong to the World Chinese Media Network.

  1. https://www.worldchinesemedia.com/2015/05/12/56/

    Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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    2.
    Exposure

    In my country, there are journalists or media organizations which are members of the Belt and Road Media Cooperation Alliance/Union, the Belt and Road News Alliance, or other Belt and Road media networks that connected to PRC (e.g. Belt and Road Media Community, Belt and Road Journalists Network, Belt and Road News Network, or B&R TV Networks).

    No

    Answer ( 0 / 4 )

    More

    Skipped

    1 countries chose this answer

    0/ No

    39 countries chose this answer

    1/ Few, but insignificant

    23 countries chose this answer

    2/ More than a few, but insignificant

    4 countries chose this answer

    3/ Few, but significant

    14 countries chose this answer

    4/ More than a few, and significant

    1 countries chose this answer

    81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

    Supporting Evidence

    No Evidence Found.

        Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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        3.
        Exposure

        In my country, there are journalists, media organizations or online influencers who have attended all-expenses paid media tours in PRC.

        Skip

        More

        Skipped

        11 countries chose this answer

        0/ No

        15 countries chose this answer

        1/ Few, but insignificant

        15 countries chose this answer

        2/ More than a few, but insignificant

        5 countries chose this answer

        3/ Few, but significant

        23 countries chose this answer

        4/ More than a few, and significant

        13 countries chose this answer

        71 countries answered this indicator; 11 countries skipped this indicator

        Supporting Evidence

        Not Found

          Supplementary Notes

          Reviewer experts claimed that there are few all-expenses-paid tours, however, we were not able to find public evidence.

            Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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            4.
            Exposure

            In my country, there are journalists, media organizations or online influencers who have received trainings from PRC state-owned media or PRC-connected entities.

            No

            Answer ( 0 / 4 )

            More

            Skipped

            3 countries chose this answer

            0/ No

            37 countries chose this answer

            1/ Few, but insignificant

            16 countries chose this answer

            2/ More than a few, but insignificant

            2 countries chose this answer

            3/ Few, but significant

            14 countries chose this answer

            4/ More than a few, and significant

            10 countries chose this answer

            79 countries answered this indicator; 3 countries skipped this indicator

            Supporting Evidence

            No Evidence Found.

                Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                5.
                Exposure

                In my country, PRC state-media (including print, radio, and video) is broadcasted or distributed in a local language.

                No

                Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                More

                Skipped

                1 countries chose this answer

                0/ No

                24 countries chose this answer

                1/ Few, but insignificant

                22 countries chose this answer

                2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                7 countries chose this answer

                3/ Few, but significant

                18 countries chose this answer

                4/ More than a few, and significant

                10 countries chose this answer

                81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                Supporting Evidence

                "There is no China-sponsored media outlet broadcasting in local languages in the region that projects Chinese perspectives on domestic and regional affairs."

                1. https://www.cacianalyst.org/publications/analytical-articles/item/13604-chinas-soft-power-in-the-south-caucasus.html

                  Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                  6.
                  Exposure

                  In my country, there are local media outlets wholly or partly owned by PRC citizens or corporations.

                  No

                  Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                  More

                  Skipped

                  2 countries chose this answer

                  0/ No

                  44 countries chose this answer

                  1/ Few, but insignificant

                  19 countries chose this answer

                  2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                  3 countries chose this answer

                  3/ Few, but significant

                  14 countries chose this answer

                  4/ More than a few, and significant

                  0 countries chose this answer

                  80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                  Supporting Evidence

                  No Evidence Found.

                      Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                      7.
                      Exposure

                      In my country, there are media outlets that have delivered cheap or free contents provided by PRC state-fund media.

                      Skip

                      More

                      Skipped

                      3 countries chose this answer

                      0/ No

                      22 countries chose this answer

                      1/ Few, but insignificant

                      21 countries chose this answer

                      2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                      6 countries chose this answer

                      3/ Few, but significant

                      23 countries chose this answer

                      4/ More than a few, and significant

                      7 countries chose this answer

                      79 countries answered this indicator; 3 countries skipped this indicator

                      Supporting Evidence

                      No Evidence Found.

                        Supplementary Notes

                        According to our reviewer expert, there are content-sharing agreements where Azerbaijani outlets reprint Xinhua and China Daily English articles. However, we could not find public evidence.

                          Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                          8.
                          Exposure

                          In my country, there are regular PRC state-media or government advertisements inserted within local newspapers, online news websites or social media.

                          No

                          Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                          More

                          Skipped

                          1 countries chose this answer

                          0/ No

                          38 countries chose this answer

                          1/ Few, but insignificant

                          13 countries chose this answer

                          2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                          7 countries chose this answer

                          3/ Few, but significant

                          15 countries chose this answer

                          4/ More than a few, and significant

                          8 countries chose this answer

                          81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                          Supporting Evidence

                          No Evidence Found.

                              Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                              9.
                              Pressure

                              In my country, there are journalists who have had pressure exerted on them by the PRC, including (but not limited to) public denouncement, revocation of journalist ID, denial of visa.

                              No

                              Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                              More

                              Skipped

                              1 countries chose this answer

                              0/ No

                              57 countries chose this answer

                              4/ Yes

                              24 countries chose this answer

                              81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                              Supporting Evidence

                              No Evidence Found.

                                  Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                  10.
                                  Effect

                                  In my country, there are incidents of media outlets censoring views critical of the PRC government.

                                  No

                                  Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                  More

                                  Skipped

                                  4 countries chose this answer

                                  0/ No

                                  51 countries chose this answer

                                  1/ Few, but insignificant

                                  11 countries chose this answer

                                  2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                  3 countries chose this answer

                                  3/ Few, but significant

                                  9 countries chose this answer

                                  4/ More than a few, and significant

                                  4 countries chose this answer

                                  78 countries answered this indicator; 4 countries skipped this indicator

                                  Supporting Evidence

                                  No Evidence Found.

                                      Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                      11.
                                      Effect

                                      In my country, there are media personalities (including reporters, journalists or commentators) or celebrities who deny the existence of human rights abuses in the PRC (e.g. a media personality that doubts there are re-education camps for Uyghurs in Xinjiang).

                                      Yes

                                      Answer ( 2 / 4 )

                                      More

                                      Skipped

                                      2 countries chose this answer

                                      0/ No

                                      44 countries chose this answer

                                      1/ Few, but insignificant

                                      18 countries chose this answer

                                      2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                      4 countries chose this answer

                                      3/ Few, but significant

                                      9 countries chose this answer

                                      4/ More than a few, and significant

                                      5 countries chose this answer

                                      80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                      Supporting Evidence

                                      "How fake news has become the norm for the US" article of Seymur Mammadov - the director of the international expert club EurAsiaAz and editor-in-chief of Azerbaijan's news agency Vzglyad.az, published by China daily.

                                      1. https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201912/29/WS5e08035ba310cf3e3558146c.html

                                        Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                        Academia

                                        The Academia Domain measures how the PRC state attempts to restrict academic freedom by influencing or interfering with the Index country’s academic and educational activities.

                                        1.
                                        Exposure

                                        In my country, universities have established research partnerships with PRC-connected entities. (e.g. Huawei, Tencent or Alibaba)

                                        Yes

                                        Answer ( 3 / 4 )

                                        More

                                        0/ No

                                        9 countries chose this answer

                                        1/ Few, but insignificant

                                        11 countries chose this answer

                                        2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                        6 countries chose this answer

                                        3/ Few, but significant

                                        31 countries chose this answer

                                        4/ More than a few, and significant

                                        25 countries chose this answer

                                        82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                        Supporting Evidence

                                        "Huawei plans to establish training and practice laboratories in educational institutions" (see below URL 1) "Baku Higher Oil School has started cooperation with Huawei" (see below URL 2) "Students from Nakhchivan have returned from a summer training camp of Huawei" (see below URL 3) "Huawei opens academy in Azerbaijan" (see below URL 4)

                                        1. https://ted.az/az/view/news/4873/nazirlik-tehsili-muessiselerinde-huawei-shirketinin-tedris-ve-tecrube-laboratoriyalarinin-yaradilmasi-nezerde-tutulub
                                        2. https://bhos.edu.az/news/1778-baki-ali-neft-maktabi-quot-huawei-quot-sirkatila-amakdasliga-basladi
                                        3. https://ikisahil.az/post/129125-naxchivanli-telebeler-huawei-shirketinin-yay-telim-toplantisindan-qayidiblar
                                        4. https://az.trend.az/business/it/2519223.html

                                          Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                          2.
                                          Exposure

                                          In my country, there are Confucius Institutes/Classrooms.

                                          Yes

                                          Answer ( 4 / 4 )

                                          More

                                          0/ No

                                          5 countries chose this answer

                                          1/ Few, but insignificant

                                          14 countries chose this answer

                                          2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                          5 countries chose this answer

                                          3/ Few, but significant

                                          31 countries chose this answer

                                          4/ More than a few, and significant

                                          27 countries chose this answer

                                          82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                          Supporting Evidence

                                          Confucius Institute has been opened at Baku State University. (see below URL 1) Confucius Institute at Azerbaijan University of Languages (see below URL 2) Branch of Confucius Institute opens at Khazar University (see below URL 3) ADA University starts Chinese language teaching project (see below URL 4) AzerTAc, Confucius Institute under Baku State University sign cooperation agreement (see below URL 5)

                                          1. http://bsu.edu.az/az/news/confucius_institute_has_been_opened_at_baku_state_university_25042011032651
                                          2. https://adu.edu.az/en/adu-haqqinda/institutlar/300.html
                                          3. https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Branch_of_Confucius_Institute_opens_at_Khazar_University-232081
                                          4. https://www.azernews.az/nation/66241.html
                                          5. https://en.trend.az/azerbaijan/2237120.html

                                            Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                            3.
                                            Exposure

                                            My country plans to include, or does include, Chinese as a foreign language in K12 or primary education, and receives free or subsidized (e.g. offered below market price) educational books and teachers from PRC.

                                            No

                                            Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                            More

                                            Skipped

                                            1 countries chose this answer

                                            0/ No

                                            46 countries chose this answer

                                            4/ Yes

                                            35 countries chose this answer

                                            81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                            Supporting Evidence

                                            Chinese culture rooms and sports grounds have been opened in schools in the Khazar district (see below URL)

                                            1. https://azertag.az/xeber/Xezer_rayonunda_yerlesen_mekteblerde_CHin_medeniyyeti_otagi_ve_idman_meydanchasi_istifadeye_verilib-1878519

                                              Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                              4.
                                              Exposure

                                              In my country, one or more think tanks and academic research centers belong to PRC-affiliated networks/associations (such as: the Silk Road Think Tank Association, Silk Road Think Tank Network [SiLKS], Belt and Road Studies Network, University Alliance of the Silk Road, University Consortium of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road).

                                              No

                                              Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                              More

                                              Skipped

                                              2 countries chose this answer

                                              0/ No

                                              40 countries chose this answer

                                              1/ Few, but insignificant

                                              17 countries chose this answer

                                              2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                              7 countries chose this answer

                                              3/ Few, but significant

                                              14 countries chose this answer

                                              4/ More than a few, and significant

                                              2 countries chose this answer

                                              80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                              Supporting Evidence

                                              No Evidence Found.

                                                  Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                  5.
                                                  Exposure

                                                  In my country, think tanks and academic research centers have received financial support from PRC-connected individuals or entities.

                                                  No

                                                  Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                  More

                                                  Skipped

                                                  10 countries chose this answer

                                                  0/ No

                                                  21 countries chose this answer

                                                  1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                  11 countries chose this answer

                                                  2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                  11 countries chose this answer

                                                  3/ Few, but significant

                                                  19 countries chose this answer

                                                  4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                  10 countries chose this answer

                                                  72 countries answered this indicator; 10 countries skipped this indicator

                                                  Supporting Evidence

                                                  No Evidence Found.

                                                      Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                      6.
                                                      Exposure

                                                      In my country, experts participate in PRC talent recruitment programs such as the Thousand Talents Program or Changjiang Scholars program.

                                                      No

                                                      Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                      More

                                                      Skipped

                                                      3 countries chose this answer

                                                      0/ No

                                                      47 countries chose this answer

                                                      1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                      11 countries chose this answer

                                                      2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                      6 countries chose this answer

                                                      3/ Few, but significant

                                                      10 countries chose this answer

                                                      4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                      5 countries chose this answer

                                                      79 countries answered this indicator; 3 countries skipped this indicator

                                                      Supporting Evidence

                                                      No Direct Evidence Found.

                                                        Supplementary Notes

                                                        "The Seeds for the Future program began in Azerbaijan in 2016. Ministers from multiple departments have praised the program. It is not clear which individual universities have participated." Link

                                                        1. https://chinatechmap.aspi.org.au/#/map/marker-1296

                                                        Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                        7.
                                                        Exposure

                                                        In my country, scholars have taken trips to the PRC paid for by PRC-connected individuals or entities.

                                                        No

                                                        Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                        More

                                                        Skipped

                                                        13 countries chose this answer

                                                        0/ No

                                                        17 countries chose this answer

                                                        1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                        15 countries chose this answer

                                                        2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                        11 countries chose this answer

                                                        3/ Few, but significant

                                                        12 countries chose this answer

                                                        4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                        14 countries chose this answer

                                                        69 countries answered this indicator; 13 countries skipped this indicator

                                                        Supporting Evidence

                                                        No Evidence Found.

                                                            Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                            8.
                                                            Pressure

                                                            In my country, organized PRC-connected student groups, such as Chinese Students and Scholars Associations (CSSAs), are involved in attempts to censor staff or students (e.g. by harassing students protesting human rights abuses in the PRC, or formally complaining about the identification of Taiwan as a country in lecture slides).

                                                            No

                                                            Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                            More

                                                            Skipped

                                                            1 countries chose this answer

                                                            0/ No

                                                            64 countries chose this answer

                                                            1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                            6 countries chose this answer

                                                            2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                            3 countries chose this answer

                                                            3/ Few, but significant

                                                            5 countries chose this answer

                                                            4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                            3 countries chose this answer

                                                            81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                            Supporting Evidence

                                                            No Evidence Found.

                                                                Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                9.
                                                                Pressure

                                                                In my country, scholars or academics have been denied visas to travel to the PRC after expressing opinions or producing scholarship that is critical of the PRC.

                                                                No

                                                                Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                More

                                                                Skipped

                                                                7 countries chose this answer

                                                                0/ No

                                                                64 countries chose this answer

                                                                1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                1 countries chose this answer

                                                                2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                0 countries chose this answer

                                                                3/ Few, but significant

                                                                6 countries chose this answer

                                                                4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                4 countries chose this answer

                                                                75 countries answered this indicator; 7 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                Supporting Evidence

                                                                No Evidence Found.

                                                                    Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                    10.
                                                                    Effect

                                                                    In my country, PRC-connected entities have been involved in school or university curriculum design, such as courses about East Asian history, modern politics, etc.

                                                                    No

                                                                    Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                    More

                                                                    Skipped

                                                                    2 countries chose this answer

                                                                    0/ No

                                                                    64 countries chose this answer

                                                                    4/ Yes

                                                                    16 countries chose this answer

                                                                    80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                    Supporting Evidence

                                                                    No Evidence Found.

                                                                        Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                        11.
                                                                        Effect

                                                                        In my country, there are confirmed reports of teachers or professors avoiding the discussion of sensitive political issues (e.g. Uyghur re-education camps, Taiwan independence, Tiananmen Square Massacre).

                                                                        No

                                                                        Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                        More

                                                                        Skipped

                                                                        5 countries chose this answer

                                                                        0/ No

                                                                        65 countries chose this answer

                                                                        1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                        1 countries chose this answer

                                                                        2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                        1 countries chose this answer

                                                                        3/ Few, but significant

                                                                        6 countries chose this answer

                                                                        4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                        4 countries chose this answer

                                                                        77 countries answered this indicator; 5 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                        Supporting Evidence

                                                                        No Public Evidence Found.

                                                                            Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                            Economy

                                                                            The Economy Domain measures the PRC’s economic leverage in the Index country, and how this is used to influence economic policy or corporate behavior in ways that favor the PRC.

                                                                            1.
                                                                            Exposure

                                                                            The PRC is my country's number one trading partner (for trade in goods only).

                                                                            No

                                                                            Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                            More

                                                                            0/ No

                                                                            51 countries chose this answer

                                                                            4/ Yes

                                                                            31 countries chose this answer

                                                                            82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                            Supporting Evidence

                                                                            Azerbaijan’s primary trading partners are Russia, Turkey, China, and Italy. (see below URL)

                                                                            1. https://www.britannica.com/place/Azerbaijan/Trade

                                                                              Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                              2.
                                                                              Exposure

                                                                              PRC-connected entities own more than 50% of my country’s sovereign debt.

                                                                              No

                                                                              Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                              More

                                                                              Skipped

                                                                              1 countries chose this answer

                                                                              0/ No

                                                                              77 countries chose this answer

                                                                              4/ Yes

                                                                              4 countries chose this answer

                                                                              81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                              Supporting Evidence

                                                                              No Evidence Found.

                                                                                  Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                  3.
                                                                                  Exposure

                                                                                  The PRC is the top customer for my country’s extractive industries.

                                                                                  No

                                                                                  Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                  More

                                                                                  0/ No

                                                                                  62 countries chose this answer

                                                                                  4/ Yes

                                                                                  20 countries chose this answer

                                                                                  82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                  Supporting Evidence

                                                                                  No Evidence Found.

                                                                                      Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                      4.
                                                                                      Exposure

                                                                                      In my country, PRC-related entities own, operate or substantially control critical infrastructure (e.g. ports, power plants, digital data centers, etc) or sensitive sectors (biotech, raw materials, etc.)

                                                                                      No

                                                                                      Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                      More

                                                                                      0/ No

                                                                                      36 countries chose this answer

                                                                                      4/ Yes

                                                                                      46 countries chose this answer

                                                                                      82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                      Supporting Evidence

                                                                                      No direct evidence found.

                                                                                        Supplementary Notes

                                                                                        "China’s contributions so far to Azerbaijan’s infrastructure projects is substantial. Grants worth $70 million and equipment worth an additional $2 million for the $545 million new port project in Azerbaijan is a testament to Beijing’s ambitions in the Caspian." (see below URL) Link

                                                                                        1. https://caspiannews.com/news-detail/china-pushes-for-stronger-ties-with-azerbaijan-2019-9-25-0/

                                                                                        Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                        5.
                                                                                        Exposure

                                                                                        My country joined (or applied to join) the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

                                                                                        Yes

                                                                                        Answer ( 4 / 4 )

                                                                                        More

                                                                                        0/ No

                                                                                        27 countries chose this answer

                                                                                        4/ Yes

                                                                                        55 countries chose this answer

                                                                                        82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                        Supporting Evidence

                                                                                        Azerbaijan was one of the founding members back in 2016. (see below URL)

                                                                                        1. https://banco.az/az/news/azerbaycan-asiya-infrastruktur-investisiya-bankinin-tesis-senedini-imzalayib

                                                                                          Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                          6.
                                                                                          Exposure

                                                                                          In my country, major businesses are members of the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce, or of the Belt and Road Industrial and Commercial Alliance, or of the Belt and Road General Chamber of Commerce.

                                                                                          Yes

                                                                                          Answer ( 4 / 4 )

                                                                                          More

                                                                                          0/ No

                                                                                          41 countries chose this answer

                                                                                          4/ Yes

                                                                                          41 countries chose this answer

                                                                                          82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                          Supporting Evidence

                                                                                          Azerbaijan is not among the members of BRICA. (see below URL 1) The Azerbaijan Republic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Azerbaijan Republic CCI) and The National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers') Organizations of Azerbaijan Republic (ASK) are the members of the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce. (see below URL 2)

                                                                                          1. https://www.bricaistanbul.com/overview/brica-members/
                                                                                          2. https://srcic.org/silk-road-members/?page=3

                                                                                            Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                            7.
                                                                                            Pressure

                                                                                            My country has been the target of PRC economic coercion (e.g. trade or investment sanctions) that was specifically tailored at products or services that are highly dependent on the PRC market.

                                                                                            No

                                                                                            Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                            More

                                                                                            0/ No

                                                                                            64 countries chose this answer

                                                                                            4/ Yes

                                                                                            18 countries chose this answer

                                                                                            82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                            Supporting Evidence

                                                                                            No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                8.
                                                                                                Pressure

                                                                                                In my country, local businesses have been harassed, threatened, or boycotted, due to their activities or statements in support of causes deemed unacceptable by the PRC government (e.g. Taiwanese independence, Hong Kong democracy, Tibet or Xinjiang issues, etc).

                                                                                                No

                                                                                                Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                More

                                                                                                Skipped

                                                                                                2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                0/ No

                                                                                                65 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                4/ Yes

                                                                                                15 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                    Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                    9.
                                                                                                    Effect

                                                                                                    My country has free-trade agreement(s) with the PRC (either bilateral or as part of regional agreement(s)) that primarily deals with trade in goods or services, including digital goods or services.

                                                                                                    No

                                                                                                    Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                    More

                                                                                                    0/ No

                                                                                                    51 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                    4/ Yes

                                                                                                    31 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                    82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                    Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                    There is no FTAs between Azerbaijan and China according to the Ministry of Commence, People Republic of China. (see below URL)

                                                                                                    1. http://fta.mofcom.gov.cn/english/fta_qianshu.shtml

                                                                                                      Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                      10.
                                                                                                      Effect

                                                                                                      In my country, central or local governments have relaxed or removed regulatory restrictions, or have established special economic zones (or free trade zones, industrial parks, etc.) to attract investments or economic participation from the PRC.

                                                                                                      Yes

                                                                                                      Answer ( 4 / 4 )

                                                                                                      More

                                                                                                      0/ No

                                                                                                      47 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                      4/ Yes

                                                                                                      35 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                      82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                      Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                      "Azerbaijan’s Baku International Sea Trade Port in Alat, a retroactively labeled “BRI” infrastructure project, is anything but centrally controlled by China...To date, China has gifted equipment worth about $2 million and, in total, has allocated grants worth around $70 million for the New Port in Alat... With the addition of a new free trade zone, which gained legislative approval in 2018, the size is projected to grow to 1200 hectares (approximately 1200 sports fields). this significant expansion demonstrates the substantial commitment and undertaking by the Azerbaijani government." (see below URL 1) "Azerbaijan’s Port on China’s Road" (see below URL 2) "Azerbaijan invites Chinese companies to invest in its industrial parks" (see below URL 3) "Baku Port closely cooperates with China" (see below URL 4) "ALAT -THE MISSING LINK BETWEEN EUROPE AND ASIA" (see below URL 5)

                                                                                                      1. https://reconasia.csis.org/azerbaijans-port-on-chinas-road/
                                                                                                      2. https://1news.az/news/20190905010023490-Azerbaijan-s-Port-on-China-s-Road
                                                                                                      3. http://www.news.cn/english/2021-10/28/c_1310273620.htm
                                                                                                      4. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/baku-port-closely-cooperates-with-china/
                                                                                                      5. http://www.visions.az/en/news/826/333f1152/

                                                                                                        Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                        11.
                                                                                                        Effect

                                                                                                        In my country, PRC-connected entities requisitioned infrastructure or land for failure to repay debts in a timely manner.

                                                                                                        No

                                                                                                        Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                        More

                                                                                                        Skipped

                                                                                                        2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                        0/ No

                                                                                                        76 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                        4/ Yes

                                                                                                        4 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                        80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                        Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                        No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                            Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                            Society

                                                                                                            The Society Domain measures the extent and effectiveness of the PRC’s efforts to advance its soft power in the Index country, including its influence over the actions and views of local organizations and citizens.

                                                                                                            1.
                                                                                                            Exposure

                                                                                                            In my country, there are local groups or organizations with words like “Promotion of Peaceful Reunification” in their name, and they regularly publicize their views on Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang issues.

                                                                                                            No

                                                                                                            Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                            More

                                                                                                            Skipped

                                                                                                            1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                            0/ No

                                                                                                            49 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                            1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                            12 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                            2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                            7 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                            3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                            9 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                            4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                            4 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                            81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                            Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                            No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                2.
                                                                                                                Exposure

                                                                                                                In my country, there are members and member organizations of United World Chinese Association (世界华人协会).

                                                                                                                No

                                                                                                                Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                More

                                                                                                                Skipped

                                                                                                                1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                0/ No

                                                                                                                62 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                4/ Yes

                                                                                                                19 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                According to their official website, Azerbaijani organizations do not cooperate with UWCA. (see below URL)

                                                                                                                1. http://www.uwca.net/member.html

                                                                                                                  Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                  3.
                                                                                                                  Exposure

                                                                                                                  In my country, labor unions cooperate on exchanges or official visits to the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) in the PRC.

                                                                                                                  No

                                                                                                                  Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                  More

                                                                                                                  Skipped

                                                                                                                  1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                  0/ No

                                                                                                                  68 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                  4/ Yes

                                                                                                                  13 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                  81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                  Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                  No Direct Evidence was Found.

                                                                                                                    Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                    "A DELEGATION FROM THE GENERAL TRADE UNION FEDERATION WILL ARRIVE IN BAKU" Link Azerbaijan Trade Unions Confederation cooperates with trade union centers of 70 countries such as NIS countries, Turkey, France, Belgium, England, Germany, Egypt, Japan, Bulgaria, and China. Link

                                                                                                                    1. https://azertag.az/xeber/UMUMCHIN_HAMKARLAR_ITTIFAQLARI_FEDERASIYASININ_NUMAYANDA_HEYATI_BAKIYA_GALACAKDIR-295933
                                                                                                                    2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azerbaijan_Trade_Unions_Confederation

                                                                                                                    Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                    4.
                                                                                                                    Exposure

                                                                                                                    In my country, there are local reports of personnel linked to the UFWD who make appearances at Chinese diaspora community events and activities (e.g. Lunar New Year events, Dragon Boat festival tournaments, etc).

                                                                                                                    No

                                                                                                                    Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                    More

                                                                                                                    Skipped

                                                                                                                    2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                    0/ No

                                                                                                                    50 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                    1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                    9 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                    2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                    5 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                    3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                    9 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                    4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                    7 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                    80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                    Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                    No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                        Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                        5.
                                                                                                                        Exposure

                                                                                                                        In my country, there are PRC-connected professional associations that are closely engaged with their counterparts locally, such as All-China Journalists Association (中华全国新闻工作者协会), China Artists Association (中国艺术家协会), China Writers Association (中国作家协会) or All-China Women Federation (全国妇联).

                                                                                                                        Yes

                                                                                                                        Answer ( 1 / 4 )

                                                                                                                        More

                                                                                                                        Skipped

                                                                                                                        2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                        0/ No

                                                                                                                        33 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                        1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                        25 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                        2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                        8 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                        3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                        8 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                        4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                        6 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                        80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                        Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                        "September 14-25, 2014: Heads of ruling party women's institutions and representatives of national women's organizations from 9 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan From September 14 to 25, 2014, 19 people came to China to participate in the seminar for women cadres with the theme of "Gathering Women's Power and Building the Silk Road Economic Belt". (see below URL 1, 2) "In recent years, we (All-China Women Federation) have received women delegations from Armenia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Singapore, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Laos, Algeria and other countries, and also visited Cambodia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Turkmenistan, Cambodia, Laos and other countries." (see below URL 3)

                                                                                                                        1. https://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/special/belt/1705/796-1.htm
                                                                                                                        2. https://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/special/belt/1705/500-1.htm
                                                                                                                        3. https://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/special/belt/1705/604-1.htm

                                                                                                                          Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                          6.
                                                                                                                          Exposure

                                                                                                                          In my country, PRC-connected individuals or entities donate money or provide other types of support to religious communities and charities.

                                                                                                                          No

                                                                                                                          Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                          More

                                                                                                                          Skipped

                                                                                                                          1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                          0/ No

                                                                                                                          46 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                          4/ Yes

                                                                                                                          35 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                          81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                          Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                          No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                              Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                              7.
                                                                                                                              Exposure

                                                                                                                              In my country, the PRC government or PRC-connected entities distribute entertainment products (including: drama and TV shows) or related hardwares (e.g. OTT streaming players hosting PRC media channels) freely or at a cheap price.

                                                                                                                              No

                                                                                                                              Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                              More

                                                                                                                              Skipped

                                                                                                                              2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                              0/ No

                                                                                                                              38 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                              1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                              21 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                              2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                              4 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                              3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                              11 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                              4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                              6 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                              80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                              Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                              No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                  Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                  8.
                                                                                                                                  Effect

                                                                                                                                  Cultural products (such as films and TV shows) produced by my country’s production studios typically portray the PRC in a positive light.

                                                                                                                                  No

                                                                                                                                  Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                  More

                                                                                                                                  Skipped

                                                                                                                                  7 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                  0/ No

                                                                                                                                  60 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                  4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                  15 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                  75 countries answered this indicator; 7 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                  Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                  Not Found

                                                                                                                                    Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                                    Link Link

                                                                                                                                    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OM3aTV2M-k
                                                                                                                                    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1cQerTu_mo

                                                                                                                                    Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                    9.
                                                                                                                                    Effect

                                                                                                                                    In my country, celebrities regularly publish or share propaganda narratives from the PRC.

                                                                                                                                    No

                                                                                                                                    Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                    More

                                                                                                                                    0/ No

                                                                                                                                    67 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                    1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                    10 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                    2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                    0 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                    3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                    3 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                    4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                    2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                    82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                    Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                    No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                        Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                        10.
                                                                                                                                        Effect

                                                                                                                                        In my country, the national or local governments regularly publish or share propaganda narratives from the PRC (e.g. statements from the PRC government or embassies).

                                                                                                                                        No

                                                                                                                                        Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                        More

                                                                                                                                        Skipped

                                                                                                                                        2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                        0/ No

                                                                                                                                        54 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                        1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                        12 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                        2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                        2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                        3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                        7 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                        4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                        5 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                        80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                        Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                        No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                            Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                            11.
                                                                                                                                            Effect

                                                                                                                                            In my country, a majority of citizens have positive views of the PRC government.

                                                                                                                                            No

                                                                                                                                            Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                            More

                                                                                                                                            Skipped

                                                                                                                                            7 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                            0/ No

                                                                                                                                            50 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                            4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                            25 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                            75 countries answered this indicator; 7 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                            Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                            No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                Military

                                                                                                                                                The Military Domain gauges the bilateral military relationship between the PRC and the Index country, including PRC efforts to influence local military personnel.

                                                                                                                                                1.
                                                                                                                                                Exposure

                                                                                                                                                My country currently imports (or receives in-kind donation of) military or law-enforcement equipment or components of equipment from the PRC.

                                                                                                                                                Yes

                                                                                                                                                Answer ( 4 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                More

                                                                                                                                                0/ No

                                                                                                                                                36 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                46 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                "China has in recent years provided military assistance to both Armenia and Azerbaijan" (see below URL 1) "On approval of the Additional Protocol to the Agreement between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Defense of the People's Republic of China on the provision of free military assistance to the Republic of Azerbaijan by the People's Republic of China" (see below URL 2) "About approval of the " Agreement between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Defense of the People 's Republic of China on provision of free military assistance by Azerbaijan to Azerbaijan " signed on December 29, 2009 in Beijing" (see below URL 3) "Azerbaijan and China sign military agreement" (see below URL 4) "The issues of military-technical cooperation between Azerbaijan and China were discussed" Link "China sold Polonez Multiple Launch Rocket Systems and Qasirga T-300 systems to Azerbaijan" (see below URL 5)

                                                                                                                                                1. https://www.cacianalyst.org/publications/analytical-articles/item/13604-chinas-soft-power-in-the-south-caucasus.html
                                                                                                                                                2. http://www.anl.az/down/meqale/azerbaycan/2010/mart/111839.htm
                                                                                                                                                3. https://www.realtv.az/news/az/2464/azrbaycan-v-in-hrbi-mqavil-imzaladlar
                                                                                                                                                4. https://mod.gov.az/az/news/azerbaycan-ile-cin-arasinda-herbi-texniki-emekdasliq-meseleleri-muzakire-olunub-28217.html
                                                                                                                                                5. https://www.fpri.org/article/2021/11/chinas-growing-influence-in-the-south-caucasus/

                                                                                                                                                Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                                                "Azerbaijan can buy new weapons from China" Link

                                                                                                                                                1. https://azvision.az/news/143990/azerbaycan-cinden-yeni-silahlar-ala-biler.html

                                                                                                                                                Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                2.
                                                                                                                                                Exposure

                                                                                                                                                My country currently exports military or law-enforcement equipment or components of equipment to the PRC.

                                                                                                                                                No

                                                                                                                                                Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                More

                                                                                                                                                Skipped

                                                                                                                                                1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                0/ No

                                                                                                                                                74 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                7 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                Link

                                                                                                                                                1. https://tradingeconomics.com/azerbaijan/exports/china

                                                                                                                                                  Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                  3.
                                                                                                                                                  Exposure

                                                                                                                                                  My country co-develops or co-produces military or law-enforcement equipment with the PRC.

                                                                                                                                                  No

                                                                                                                                                  Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                  More

                                                                                                                                                  Skipped

                                                                                                                                                  1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                  0/ No

                                                                                                                                                  66 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                  4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                  15 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                  81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                  Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                  No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                      Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                      4.
                                                                                                                                                      Exposure

                                                                                                                                                      In my country, there are reports that the PRC has expressed intentions or has taken actions to establish basing.

                                                                                                                                                      No

                                                                                                                                                      Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                      More

                                                                                                                                                      Skipped

                                                                                                                                                      2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                      0/ No

                                                                                                                                                      67 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                      4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                      13 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                      80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                      Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                      No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                          Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                          5.
                                                                                                                                                          Exposure

                                                                                                                                                          In my country, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has participated in a humanitarian relief/disaster assistance (HADR) effort.

                                                                                                                                                          No

                                                                                                                                                          Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                          More

                                                                                                                                                          Skipped

                                                                                                                                                          2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                          0/ No

                                                                                                                                                          61 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                          4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                          19 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                          80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                          Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                          No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                              Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                              6.
                                                                                                                                                              Exposure

                                                                                                                                                              In my country, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) military personnel are permanently or rotationally deployed (excluding defense attaches and peacekeepers).

                                                                                                                                                              No

                                                                                                                                                              Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                              More

                                                                                                                                                              0/ No

                                                                                                                                                              77 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                              4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                              5 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                              82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                              Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                              No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                  Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                  7.
                                                                                                                                                                  Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                  In my country, members of the military have received professional military education from the PRC.

                                                                                                                                                                  Yes

                                                                                                                                                                  Answer ( 4 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                  More

                                                                                                                                                                  0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                  48 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                  4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                  34 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                  82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                  Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                  "The life story of Mahabbat Mirzayev , an April martyr who was specially trained in China" (see below URL 1) "According to the agreement reached in the field of military education, representatives of the Azerbaijani Army are studying in the course "High Strategic Command" as part of a Russian-speaking group. Participation in the course and the high conditions created there allow you to get acquainted with the history, culture and achievements of China. Excursions to other cities, research centers, military-industrial complexes, military commands, units and military educational institutions, as well as museums and historical sites serve to create a broad picture of China." (see below URL 2) "Anniversary of Chinese and Azerbaijani Armed Forces celebrated at Confucius Institute of AUL" (see below URL 3)

                                                                                                                                                                  1. http://femida.az/az/news/48230/%C3%87ind%C9%99-x%C3%BCsusi-t%C9%99lim-ke%C3%A7mi%C5%9F-aprel-%C5%9F%C9%99hidi---M%C9%99h%C9%99bb%C9%99t-Mirz%C9%99yevin-h%C9%99yat-hekay%C9%99si
                                                                                                                                                                  2. https://mod.gov.az/az/pre/25450.html
                                                                                                                                                                  3. https://az.trend.az/azerbaijan/society/3462950.html

                                                                                                                                                                    Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                    8.
                                                                                                                                                                    Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                    In my country, members of the military have received peacekeeping training from the PRC.

                                                                                                                                                                    No

                                                                                                                                                                    Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                    More

                                                                                                                                                                    Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                    2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                    0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                    67 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                    4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                    13 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                    80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                    Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                    No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                        Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                        9.
                                                                                                                                                                        Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                        In my country, high-ranking retired or current military and/or intelligence officers have received direct or deferred benefits from PRC-connected individuals or entities openly or covertly (e.g. have been appointed to lucrative positions as board members or consultants with PRC-invested firms, casinos, energy companies, etc.) during or in retirement from public service.

                                                                                                                                                                        No

                                                                                                                                                                        Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                        More

                                                                                                                                                                        Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                        4 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                        0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                        67 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                        4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                        11 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                        78 countries answered this indicator; 4 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                        Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                        No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                            Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                            10.
                                                                                                                                                                            Effect

                                                                                                                                                                            In my country, high-ranking retired or current military and/or intelligence officials advocate for more coordination with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

                                                                                                                                                                            No

                                                                                                                                                                            Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                            More

                                                                                                                                                                            Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                            1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                            0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                            68 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                            4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                            13 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                            81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                            Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                            No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                11.
                                                                                                                                                                                Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                My country cooperates with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on military exchange exercises, including drills and war games.

                                                                                                                                                                                No

                                                                                                                                                                                Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                More

                                                                                                                                                                                0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                51 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                31 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Law Enforcement

                                                                                                                                                                                    The Law Enforcement Domain measures law enforcement cooperation between the PRC and the Index country, as well as the nature and extent of PRC-related criminal activity in the Index country.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                    My country currently maintains an extradition treaty, legal mutual assistance or other similar arrangements with the PRC.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                    Answer ( 4 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                    More

                                                                                                                                                                                    0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                    32 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                    4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                    50 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                    82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                    Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                    "Zaver Gafarli: Although the extradition agreement between Azerbaijan and China has been approved, no one will be extradited" (see below URL 1) "Azerbaijan and China have agreed to hand over prisoners" (see below URL 2)

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. https://az.trend.az/azerbaijan/society/835022.html
                                                                                                                                                                                    2. https://report.az/xarici-siyaset/azerbaycan-ve-cin-mehkumlarin-tehvil-verilmesi-barede-raziliga-gelib/

                                                                                                                                                                                      Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                      2.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                      In my country, law enforcement authorities have signed cooperation agreements with the PRC on combatting terrorism.

                                                                                                                                                                                      No

                                                                                                                                                                                      Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                      More

                                                                                                                                                                                      Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                      0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                      55 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                      4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                      26 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                      81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                      Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                      "The Azerbaijani side thanks the Chinese side for always respecting its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and will continue to firmly support the Chinese side on issues concerning the Chinese side's core interests. The Azerbaijani side stands ready to jointly combat the "three forces" of terrorism, separatism and extremism with the Chinese side, reinforce coordination and cooperation within multilateral frameworks such as the United Nations, Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and Non-Aligned Movement, to jointly safeguard multilateralism." - Wang Yi Holds Talks with Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov of Azerbaijan (see below URL)

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. https://www.mfa.gov.cn/ce/ceau//eng/zgxw_4/t1666776.htm

                                                                                                                                                                                        Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                        3.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                        In my country, PRC-connected gangs (such as Triad, 三合会) are known to be operating in my country.

                                                                                                                                                                                        No

                                                                                                                                                                                        Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                        More

                                                                                                                                                                                        Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                        0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                        52 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                        4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                        29 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                        81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                        Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                        No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                            4.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Pressure

                                                                                                                                                                                            In my country, there are reports of economic espionage targeting the private sector that were suspected to benefit PRC-connected entities.

                                                                                                                                                                                            No

                                                                                                                                                                                            Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                            More

                                                                                                                                                                                            Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                            2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                            0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                            49 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                            1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                            7 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                            2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                            3 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                            3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                            12 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                            4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                            9 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                            80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                            Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                            No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                5.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Pressure

                                                                                                                                                                                                In my country, there are reports of cyber attacks targeting government, critical infrastructure, or enterprises that were suspected to be initiated from the PRC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                No

                                                                                                                                                                                                Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                More

                                                                                                                                                                                                Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                3 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                37 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                9 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                4 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                14 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                15 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                79 countries answered this indicator; 3 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    6.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pressure

                                                                                                                                                                                                    In my country, triads are known to have threatened or used violence to coerce, intimidate or punish Chinese dissidents.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    No

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                    More

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                    0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                    67 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                    3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                    80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                    No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        7.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                                        My country has deployed video or internet surveillance systems from the PRC for law enforcement.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        No

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                        More

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                        0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                        30 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                        4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                        51 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                        81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                        No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            8.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                                            In my country, representatives of the PRC police force have had joint patrols with local law enforcement.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            No

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                            More

                                                                                                                                                                                                            0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                            71 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                            4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                            11 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                            82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                            No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                9.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                My government has detained people at the request of the PRC for committing a crime involving engagements with social movements or resistance activities in Hong Kong, Xinjiang or for other human rights or civic rights issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                68 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                13 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My country has deported Taiwan citizens to the PRC to face prosecution.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    71 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My country has extradited or has deported individuals to the PRC, although such decisions had attracted criticisms from politicians, government employees or from local or foreign NGOs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        61 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        21 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Technology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Technology Domain gauges the PRC’s influence over the technology sector in the Index country, including the activity and financial leverage of PRC companies, use of PRC hardware, and bilateral research partnerships.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In my country, PRC-connected entities (such as China Mobile, China Unicom or China Telecom) or their subsidiaries provide telecom services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            52 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            30 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No direct evidence found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "AzerTelecom, China Telecom sign strategic MoU within Digital HUB program" (see below URL) Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. https://www.samenacouncil.org/samena_daily_news?news=73097

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In my country, telecoms have signed agreements to adopt hardwares or technical specifications of 4G or 5G cellular networks that are produced or developed by Huawei, ZTE or other PRC enterprises.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Answer ( 3 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              27 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              30 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "On 7 December 2019, Huawei reportedly introduced the '5G is ON' project in Azerbaijan. Huawei planned to collaborate with mobile operatores for the development of a 5G network. According to the article published in trend, Huawei 'is implementing various projects in Azerbaijan in six focused areas. The projects are already being launched in cooperation with state structures and mobile operators.'" (see below URL 1) "China's Huawei unveils 4G mobile services in Azerbaijan" (see below URL 2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. https://chinatechmap.aspi.org.au/#/map/marker-4223
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/tech/2016-10/27/content_27190471.htm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In my country, telecoms have adopted hardware or technical specifications by PRC-connected entities in internet/wifi/telecommunication service infrastructure projects, in addition to 4G/5G cellular network.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Answer ( 4 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                14 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                24 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                23 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                74 countries answered this indicator; 8 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "Azerbaijan's telecom provider signs cooperation deal with China's ZTE" (see below URL 1) "Azercell extends its support to Formula 1 by even stronger network" (see below URL 2) "Huawei introducing new projects in Azerbaijan" (see below URL 3) "Huawei provides different communication solutions for our carrier customers, like Bakcell, Aztelekom, and Baktelecom, Azercell and so on." (see below URL 4)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/tech/2017-11/24/content_34929830.htm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. https://www.azercell.com/en/about-us/press-releases/news/azercell-daha-gecle-bk-il-formula-1-yarilarina-dstk-verir.html
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. http://tc.people.com.cn/n/2014/0508/c183008-24992410.html
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. https://en.trend.az/business/it/3160499.html
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. https://bakutribune.com/en/news/593/what-are-huaweis-plans-for-azerbaijan-exclusive-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In my country, PRC-connected entities are authorized vendors to supply tech-related equipment or services to our government, military or security services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answer ( 4 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  28 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  53 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "How Huawei contributes to digitalization in Karabakh" (see below URL)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. https://www.dailysabah.com/opinion/op-ed/how-huawei-contributes-to-digitalization-in-karabakh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In my country, central or local governments have collaboration (such as data collection or exchange agreement, or adoption of related hardwares) with the PRC government or PRC-connected entities on facial, voice recognition or other applications involving biometrics achieved by AI.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    42 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    79 countries answered this indicator; 3 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Not Found

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. https://chinatechmap.aspi.org.au/#/map/marker-3163
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. https://www.securityworldmarket.com/me/Newsarchive/first-dahua-led-screen-project-applied-in-ada-university-azerbaijan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADA_University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. https://chinatechmap.aspi.org.au/#/map/marker-3163

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Our reviewer expert claimed that Azerbaijani immigration agency uses PRC tech FR cameras, however, we could not find the direct evidence. "In 2019, ADA University in Azerbaijan installed Dahua's screens." (see URL 1) "The ADA university in Azerbaijan started the construction of a new teaching building in 2017. Its multimedia classroom has been equipped with Dahua's technology to help provide 40 square metres of LED screens to provide students with advanced and modern teaching equipment." (see URL 2) "ADA University (ADA) (Azerbaijani: ADA Universiteti) is a university established under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan in March 2006 by Hafiz Pashayev." (see URL 3) "In March 2020, the Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation announced that they would donate a total of 1.7 million face masks, 165,000 test kits, protective clothing and medical equipment such as ventilators and forehead thermometers to Azerbaijan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam." (see URL 4)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In my country, one or more cities have procured, or have signed contracts with PRC-connected entities to establish “smart city” systems.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Answer ( 4 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      35 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      25 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "In 2017, Huawei announced plans to help the Azerbaijani Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies implement a smart city project in Baku. Huawei launched the Public Wi-Fi project in Baku in March 2017 as part of the first phase of the smart city project." (see below URL 1) "According to an article published in Azertac, Huawei is involved in a 'Smart Village' project in the Aghali village of Zangilan district. Huawei is also reportedly planning to implement its AirPON solution in Aghali. AirPON can shorten fiber cable deployments from 10 kilometers to 1 kilometer, which accelerates network construction." (see below URL 2) "How Huawei contributes to digitalization in Karabakh" (see below URL 3) "Huawei will apply the latest advanced technologies in Karabakh" (see below URL 4) "China’s Huawei to build ‘Smart City’ in Baku" (see below URL 5)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. https://chinatechmap.aspi.org.au/#/map/marker-4221
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. https://chinatechmap.aspi.org.au/#/map/marker-4220
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. https://www.dailysabah.com/opinion/op-ed/how-huawei-contributes-to-digitalization-in-karabakh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. https://www.azerbaijan-news.az/posts/detail/huawei-en-son-qabaqcil-texnologiyalarini-qarabagda-tetbiq-edecek-1619533465
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. https://en.trend.az/business/it/2733665.html

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In my country, financial institutions use the China Cross-Border Interbank Payment System (CIPS) clearing and settlement services system.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        63 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        18 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In my country, PRC-connected venture capital invests in technology start-ups.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            32 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            18 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In my country, companies have publicly announced that they had signed MOUs to collaborate on technological development (such as collaborations in A.I., Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Big Data) with PRC-connected entities.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Answer ( 3 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                31 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                12 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                79 countries answered this indicator; 3 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "Ministry of Digital Development and Transport, ADA University and Huawei sign memorandum of understanding... The Research and Development Center will train specialists in ICT, including 5G, GPON, IP technology and other relevant areas for national and regional socio-economic development. Participants of the training programs will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to implement digital transformation in our country." (see below URL 1) "In terms of hi-tech trade, the first blockchain train arrived in Azerbaijan from Xi’an, although bad weather over the Caspian Sea had delayed its arrival via Kazakhstan’s Aqtau Port." (see below URL 2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. https://mincom.gov.az/az/view/news/1368/reqemsal-inkisaf-ve-neqliyyat-nazirliyi-ada-universiteti-ve-huawei-anlasma-memorandumu-imzaladi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. https://www.silkroadbriefing.com/news/2022/04/19/azerbaijan-chinas-developing-trade-investment-ties/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In my country, PRC-connected entities are shareholders or developers of the top five popular social media/messaging apps, based on usage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  44 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  36 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not Found

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. https://ooni.org/post/2022-azerbaijan-and-armenia-blocks-tiktok/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In my country, the central or local government(s) has collaborated with the PRC on endorsing the use of BeiDou satellite navigation system.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    64 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Domestic Politics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Domestic Politics Domain evaluates PRC efforts to influence the political landscape in the Index country, and the footprint of PRC security companies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In my country, politicians or government employees at the sub-national level are signing agreements with the PRC government or state-owned enterprises.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Answer ( 3 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        20 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        12 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        23 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        21 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Azerbaijan’s Baku International Sea Trade Port in Alat, which China has supported with equipment on the basis of an intergovernmental grant agreement signed between Beijing and Baku. (see below URL)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. https://www.cacianalyst.org/publications/analytical-articles/item/13604-chinas-soft-power-in-the-south-caucasus.html

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In my country, local municipalities have sister-city ties (友好城市) with municipalities in the PRC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Answer ( 1 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          19 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          19 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          23 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "Shaki twinned with China's Zhangjiajie" (see below URL 1) "Sumgayit is twinned and cooperates with the Chinese cities of Xi'an and Chun." (see below URL 2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. https://az.trend.az/azerbaijan/gundem/3164792.html
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. https://report.az/maraqli-melumatlar/sumqayit-seherini-cinliler-bezeyecek/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In my country, politicians or government employees have taken trips to the PRC paid for by PRC-connected individuals or entities.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            22 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            73 countries answered this indicator; 9 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In my country, politicians or government employees visit the PRC and have meetings with PRC officials and think tanks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Answer ( 2 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                14 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                25 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                32 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Memorandum of Understanding signed between AIR Center and China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) (see below URL 1) Memorandum of Understanding signed between International Relations Analysis Center and China Brain Center (see below URL 2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. https://aircenter.az/en/single/bmtm-ve-cin-muasir-beynelxalq-munasibetler-institutu-cicir-emekdasliga-dair-anlasma-memorandumu-imzalayib-543
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. https://az.trend.az/azerbaijan/politics/3174141.html

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In my country, law enforcement and judicial related training offered the PRC-connected individuals or entities has been accepted by national or subnational governments.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  46 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In my country, there are reports of politicians or political parties receiving campaign donations that originate in the PRC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      60 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      0 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      78 countries answered this indicator; 4 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pressure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In my country, groups with reported links to the United Front Work Department (UFWD) have hosted fundraisings or have provided other forms of support for government employees, politicians or parties.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          64 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pressure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In my country, groups with reported links to the United Front Work Department (UFWD) have made public statements opposing the candidacy of a local political candidate or party, claiming them being “anti-China”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              78 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              0 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              0 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In my country, politicians or government employees have publicly expressed positive views of the PRC government.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answer ( 1 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  13 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  37 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "The statement came from MP Konul Nurullayeva. She noted that the transformation of Azerbaijan into an important transport and logistics center between China and the European Union, with a trade turnover of $ 500 billion, is of great importance for the development of relations between our country and the two global powers. Chinese President Xi Jinping said that Sino-Azerbaijani relations are on the verge of a new historical stage. It is an assessment of the weight, prestige and importance of our country in the region and in the world." (see below URL)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. https://azertag.az/xeber/Deputat_CHin_Azerbaycan_xalqinin_sechdiyi_inkisaf_yolunu_destekleyir-1798029

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In my country, politicians or government employees have received direct or deferred benefits from PRC-connected individuals or entities openly or covertly (e.g. have been appointed to lucrative positions as board members or consultants with PRC-invested firms, casinos, energy companies, etc.) during or in retirement from public office.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    40 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    73 countries answered this indicator; 9 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In my country, security services (安保/保安) offered by private PRC companies are contracted by national or subnational governments.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Answer ( 3 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        67 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "On September 11, the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan and “Huawei Tech. Azerbaijan ”LLC signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation... The purpose of signing the memorandum of understanding is the agreement between the State Customs Committee and Huawei Tech. Azerbaijan ”LLC is a mutual support and implementation of joint projects in the field of information and communication technologies, telecommunications, network equipment and application of technological innovations." (see below URL 1) "A memorandum of cooperation was signed between the Ministry of Education and Huawei Technologies Azerbaijan LLC on April 19 (2019). The memorandum envisages the establishment of Huawei's training and practice laboratories in higher and vocational education institutions, as well as the provision of distance learning equipment and software to the Education System Informatization Department of the Ministry of Education." (see below URL 2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. https://bbn.az/dovl%C9%99t-gomruk-komit%C9%99si-v%C9%99-huawei-tech-azerbaijan-mmc-arasinda-%C9%99m%C9%99kdasliga-dair-niyy%C9%99t-protokolu-imzalanib/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. https://edu.gov.az/az/news-and-updates/16437

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Foreign Policy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Foreign Policy Domain gauges PRC efforts to achieve diplomatic objectives by influencing key actors in the Index country.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My country’s legislature has a joint parliamentary friendship group, committee or other forms of sub-organizations with PRC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Answer ( 4 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          25 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          57 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Azerbaijan-China Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation meets. (see below URL 1) On the composition of the Azerbaijan-China Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation by the Republic of Azerbaijan - ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN. (see below URL 2) Azerbaijan-China working group on inter-parliamentary relations (see below URL 3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. https://apa.az/az/foreign-policy/azerbaycan-cin-hokumetlerarasi-ticaret-iqtisadi-emekdasliq-komissiyasinin-iclasi-kecirilib-foto-667874
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. https://e-qanun.az/framework/12578
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. https://meclis.gov.az/news-bey.php?id=26&lang=az&cat=109

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Exposure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Representatives of a political party in my country’s national legislature have met officially with representatives of the PRC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Answer ( 4 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            20 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            40 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            82 countries answered this indicator; 0 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ilham Aliyev met with Chairman of People's Republic of China Xi Jinping in Beijing. (see below URL 1) President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan Meets with Wang Yi. (see below URL 2) Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov of Azerbaijan (see below URL 3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. https://president.az/en/articles/view/32860
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. https://www.mfa.gov.cn/ce/cejm/eng/zgxw/t1666775.htm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. https://www.mfa.gov.cn/ce/ceau/eng/zgxw_4/t1598494.htm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pressure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The PRC provides training to diplomats or civil servants on governance from my country (such as at 国家行政学院 or 中央党校).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              39 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pressure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In my country, politicians or government employees have been pressured by PRC diplomats to change their political or diplomatic stances.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  41 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  21 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pressure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Citizens of my country have been detained in PRC or denied exit visas, and believed to be suffering from unfair legal treatments for political reasons, a.k.a. “hostage diplomacy”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      61 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The head of state, head of government or foreign minister of my country has denied Taiwan’s right to participate as a member, observer or guest in WHO.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          65 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4/ Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          14 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          79 countries answered this indicator; 3 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My country publicly supported the appointment of a PRC official to be the head of a United Nations agency (such as the FAO or ICAO) or other intergovernmental organizations (such as INTERPOL).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Answer ( 0 / 4 )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              0/ No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              62 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1/ Few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2/ More than a few, but insignificant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3/ Few, but significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4/ More than a few, and significant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              73 countries answered this indicator; 9 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My government has shown support of PRC's territorial claims (such as on the South China Sea arbitration ruling issued by the UNCLOS Arbitral Tribunal in July 2016; except claims over Taiwan, which are indirectly covered in indicator 6.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Silence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  0/ My country has rejected PRC’s claim

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  24 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2/ My country has remained silent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  36 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4/ My country has adhered to PRC’s claim

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  21 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My country has shown one of the following stances on PRC’s treatment of its Uyghur population.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Silence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      0/ My country has denounced PRC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      31 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2/ My country has remained silent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      32 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4/ My country has voiced support to PRC’s stance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My country has shown one of the following stances on PRC’s treatment of its Tibet population.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Silence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          0/ My country has denounced PRC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          21 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2/ My country has remained silent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          46 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4/ My country has voiced support to PRC’s stance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          13 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          80 countries answered this indicator; 2 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My government has not publicly criticized the PRC’s imposition of the National Security Law on Hong Kong.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Silence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Skipped

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              0/ My country has denounced PRC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              24 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2/ My country has remained silent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              36 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4/ My country has voiced support to PRC’s stance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              21 countries chose this answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              81 countries answered this indicator; 1 countries skipped this indicator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Supporting Evidence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No Evidence Found.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answered by Gubad Ibadoghlu and Vusal Guliyev, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili

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