Georgia

$5,042.4
3.78M
Ranking
29/ 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.

145/ 392
Executive partner
Civic IDEA
Index Year
2021
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

45%

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

37%

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, Georgia had a GDP per capita of US$5,042 and a total population of 3.70 million people, with the Chinese population comprising 1,768 residents, or 0.048% of the total population.

Georgia established diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China in 1992. Georgia was ranked 82nd in Reporters Without Borders' 2022 World Press Freedom Index, and Partly Free in Freedom House's 2022 Global Freedom Status, with a score of 58/100.

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
    36.4% / 30.1%
  • Academia
    50.0% / 34%
  • Economy
    45.5% / 33.6%
  • Society
    22.7% / 23.6%
  • Military
    18.2% / 23.4%
  • Law Enforcement
    18.2% / 30.2%
  • Technology
    38.6% / 40.8%
  • Domestic Politics
    54.5% / 37.2%
  • Foreign Policy
    50.0% / 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

No Evidence Found

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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 Direct Evidence Found

        Supplementary Notes

        Jemal Putkaradze's(Current Ministerial Advisor of the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia) farticle available on the Belt & Road News Network website on the following link Link

        1. http://en.brnn.com/n3/2021/0618/c415019-9862495.html

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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.

        Yes

        Answer ( 4 / 4 )

        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

        In Georgia, GBTimes was in charge of organizing media trips to China covering the purposes of tourism, art, sports, lifestyle, health, business, new technologies and society. These fully financed two-three week-long visits, called “Discover China,” serve the goal of discovering China as presented by the hosts and tour organizers as progressive, technologically advanced, fast-growing and even “capable of building a whole new city out of the needs of the local population in seven months” as was mentioned by one of the Georgian journalist participants of the program in a 2019 in an interview with Civic IDEA. The program brings together dozens of journalists (each year) representing print and online media, TV broadcasters and radio. More available here Link

        1. https://civicidea.ge/en/2-report-on-georgian-chinese-affair/

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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.

          Yes

          Answer ( 4 / 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

          There exists Sinomedia's Georgian branch and the Ministry of Finance of Georgia has signed a memorandum with China regarding its opening (link: Link). They organize trainings and conferences as well. Also Georgian-Chinese media platform announced online contest, details on the following link: Link Journalists travelling to China every year for different means (incl. trainings). For more info please visit: Link

          1. https://mof.ge/images/File/biuj2017_9tve/TAVI_V.pdf
          2. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2017-11/14/content_34513600.htm
          3. https://civicidea.ge/en/2-report-on-georgian-chinese-affair/

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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

            Not Found

              Supplementary Notes

              Not Found

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                6.
                Exposure

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

                Yes

                Answer ( 3 / 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

                FOR YOU (the same as 4U) is a Unique Media group, which unites JAKO FM 96.3 , SHOKOLADI FM 98.5 and LIFE FM 95.9, creating interesting and current content for the multimedia platform www.4U.ge. From 2018, www.4U.ge provides to its users to get acquainted with a wide range of new information in four languages (English, Russian, Chinese and Georgian), using audio, video, text and photo resources. Details on the following link: Link Please also check Civic IDEA's report: Link

                1. http://foryou.ge/en/about
                2. https://civicidea.ge/en/2-report-on-georgian-chinese-affair/

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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.

                  Yes

                  Answer ( 2 / 4 )

                  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

                  All the aforementioned media outlets (Sinomedia, Sinologia, 4U) in Georgia financed by China also translate the Chinese articles. Moreover, Georgian Public Broadcaster offers "Chinese blogs"/"Chinese Diaries", digest twice a month. Details on the following link: Link

                  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20200101010000/https://1tv.ge/analytics/chinuri-dghiuri-23-04-2021/

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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.

                    Yes

                    Answer ( 3 / 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

                    There are some because these media outlets financed by China also have the social media accounts on facebook and linkedin.

                    1. https://www.facebook.com/4U.ge.Official
                    2. https://www.facebook.com/sinomedia.ge
                    3. https://www.linkedin.com/company/%E1%83%A1%E1%83%98%E1%83%9C%E1%83%9D%E1%83%9B%E1%83%94%E1%83%93%E1%83%98%E1%83%90-%E2%80%A2-sinomedia/about/

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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

                      Not Found

                        Supplementary Notes

                        There were two occasions when Chinese attacked the Georgian journalists, one on the construction of the Akhaltsikhe railway and the second one on the journalists of media outlet TV1 (they destroyed their cameras/equipment), but we are not sure if these examples would count.

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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

                          Not Found

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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).

                              No

                              Answer ( 0 / 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

                              Not Found

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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 is trying to introduce new technologies at the Georgian Technical University (GTU)- Link At Tbilisi State University (TSU), Huawei has equipped one room with equipment, that room is devoted to studies of sinology - Link

                                  1. https://www.ghn.ge/news/41491
                                  2. http://test.aris.ge/news/tsu-shi-chinuri-enisa-da-kulturis-otaxi-gaixsna.html

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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

                                    There are two official Confucius Institutes in Georgia. The first one opened in 2010 at the Free University of Tbilisi and the other one in 2017 at the Tbilisi Open University. It is not officially opened as a CI at the Batumi State University (BSU), but there has been an agreement between the two institutions offering students free Chinese language courses since 2017. The information available on the BSU webpage specifically says that the cooperation agreement between the BSU and the CI is not limited to coaching in the Chinese language and involves teaching a variety of other subjects. In 2018, the Confucius Institute started offering special free language programs to students of the largest and most popular Tbilisi State University with the opportunity of continuing free education in China. Details on the following link: Link The fourth Confucius Institute opened at Kutaisi University in 2020. Link

                                    1. https://civicidea.ge/en/2-report-on-georgian-chinese-affair/
                                    2. https://www.facebook.com/Confucius-Institute-at-Free-University-of-Tbilisi-Georgia-163361037013560/
                                    3. https://www.facebook.com/ConfuciusClassroomAtTbilisiOpenUniversity/
                                    4. https://www.tou.edu.ge/en/confucius-class
                                    5. http://faoffice.lzu.edu.cn/hdmbi/bas/col_detail.php?id=1040
                                    6. https://civicidea.ge/en/chinese-leverage-in-georgias-academic-cso-and-media-sectors-post-covid-reality/

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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.

                                      Yes

                                      Answer ( 4 / 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

                                      On a broader scale, the Georgian Ministry of Education and the Chinese Embassy in Tbilisi signed an agreement in 2019 about the popularization of China and the Chinese language and culture in Georgia. Within the framework of this agreement, free Chinese language classes are being introduced in Georgian secondary schools from the 5th grade as a second foreign language together with one European language. The Ministry of Education is planning to train Georgian teachers for them to effectively conduct the Chinese language courses. For more details, please visit: Link

                                      1. https://civicidea.ge/en/2-report-on-georgian-chinese-affair/

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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).

                                        Yes

                                        Answer ( 2 / 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

                                        China Research Institute and its adjacent Chinese Language and Culture Center, China Student Club, Student Journal "China Today". Academic Journal "Chinese Papers" Link Also, Research Institute of China Studies Link

                                        1. http://law.gtu.ge/ჩინეთის-კვლევითი-ინსტიტუ/
                                        2. https://www.facebook.com/instituteofchinastudies/?ref=page_internal+

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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.

                                          Yes

                                          Answer ( 3 / 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

                                          PRC friendship associations, Chinese Academy, Chinese Institute of International Education and others, Please visit Link

                                          1. https://civicidea.ge/en/2-report-on-georgian-chinese-affair/

                                          Supplementary Notes

                                          Since China is not a transparent state, so are the analytical/academic centers and associations affiliated with it. Therefore, it is very difficult to provide direct evidence of Chinese financial aid, since in many cases even the funding is happening indirectly, but still from the PRC. Link

                                          1. https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/friendship-influence-08062020085635.html

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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.

                                          Yes

                                          Answer ( 3 / 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

                                          Within the framework of the BRI initiative, the Chinese government is financing various research initiatives of Georgian scientists in the fields of natural science, engineering, healthcare and technology. These projects are part of the "Science-Talent-Future" action plan of the symposium of the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation and Georgia's Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. Link

                                          1. https://civicidea.ge/en/2-report-on-georgian-chinese-affair/
                                          2. https://mes.gov.ge/content.php?lang=geo&id=7273
                                          3. http://newsday.ge/new/index.php/ka/component/k2/item/32300-%E1%83%A9%E1%83%98%E1%83%9C%E1%83%94%E1%83%97%E1%83%98%E1%83%A1-%E1%83%9B%E1%83%97%E1%83%90%E1%83%95%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%91%E1%83%90-%E1%83%A5%E1%83%90%E1%83%A0%E1%83%97%E1%83%95%E1%83%94%E1%83%9A%E1%83%98-%E1%83%9B%E1%83%94%E1%83%AA%E1%83%9C%E1%83%98%E1%83%94%E1%83%A0%E1%83%94%E1%83%91%E1%83%98%E1%83%A1-%E1%83%99%E1%83%95%E1%83%9A%E1%83%94%E1%83%95%E1%83%94%E1%83%91%E1%83%A1-%E1%83%93%E1%83%90%E1%83%90%E1%83%A4%E1%83%98%E1%83%9C%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%A1%E1%83%94%E1%83%91%E1%83%A1

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                                            7.
                                            Exposure

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

                                            Yes

                                            Answer ( 3 / 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

                                            "The Star for Georgia and China͟" project is multi-dimensional and attracts students and professors not only by offering scholarships and education in China but also in partner universities across Europe. Link Also, Georgia's former Ambassador to China, David Aptsiauri was invited to the Shandong University of Finance and Economics and the Cintao International Business and Economics University (Shandong Province) where he gave presentations and lectures to Chinese and foreign scholars and researchers, PhD and master’s students from Europe and students from Yemen, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Georgia.

                                            1. https://civicidea.ge/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Tinatin-Khidashedli-China-Report.pdf

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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

                                              Not Found

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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

                                                  Not Found

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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

                                                      Not Found

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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

                                                          Not Found

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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

                                                              Not Found

                                                              1. https://civil.ge/archives/376043
                                                              2. https://www.geostat.ge/media/34287/External-Merchandise-Trade-in-January-September-2020.pdf

                                                              Supplementary Notes

                                                              China is among Georgia’s top five largest economic partners, number one trading partner by exports ($355.3 million in 2020) and the third largest partner (after Turkey and Russia) in terms of the imports amounting to $509.6 million in 2020.

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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

                                                                Georgia owes the European Investment Bank $717 million and the IMF $210 million. Of states, Georgia owes the largest debt to France—$561 million. It owes $496 million dollars to Germany, $214 million to Japan, $43 million to Russia. Link

                                                                1. https://mof.ge/en/4409
                                                                2. https://jam-news.net/georgia-foreign-debt-economy/

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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

                                                                  Georgia is not famous for its extractive industries. In 2015, GIG reached an agreement with Chinese company Dongfang Electric to construct a coal-fired thermal power plant, due in 2020, with a plan to use most of the coal extracted in Tkibuli to operate the power plant. Nevertheless, China is not still considered as a top customer for Georgia's extractive industries. Link

                                                                  1. https://mof.ge/images/File/BDD/2018-2021/pirveladi_BDD_2018-2021_05.07.2017.pdf
                                                                  2. https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/08/22/no-year-without-deaths/decade-deregulation-puts-georgian-miners-risk

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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.)

                                                                    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

                                                                    Currently, CEFC China is the owner of 75% of shares in the Poti Free Industrial Zone. It is also important to note that Irakli Gharibashvili, former PM and current MOD, was on their payroll (according to his asset declaration) as an advisor of the CEFC managerial board responsible for managing regional projects. Another important factor, according to the CEFC bankruptcy case file, one of the largest creditors they have above mentioned Russian VTB Bank, that might easily claim all Poti Free Industrial Zone assets as collateral. The Georgian government, despite our multiple attempts, refuses to respond to the case. Link

                                                                    1. https://www.europeanvalues.cz/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/MAPPING_RESEARCH_COMPARING_FOREIGN_INFLUENCE_IN_GEORGIA.pdf

                                                                      Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                      In 2015, Georgia and 14 other countries lined up to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Link

                                                                      1. https://agenda.ge/en/news/2015/700

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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

                                                                        Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is the member of the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce Link Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is also the member of BRICA (the Belt and Road Industrial and Commercial Alliance) Link

                                                                        1. http://www.srcic.com/silk-road-members/
                                                                        2. https://www.bricaistanbul.com/overview/brica-members/

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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

                                                                          Not Found

                                                                              Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                              Not Found

                                                                                  Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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.

                                                                                  Yes

                                                                                  Answer ( 4 / 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

                                                                                  Georgia signed bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with China in 2017. Link

                                                                                  1. https://www.freetradezone.ge/georgia-china-free-trade-agreement

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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

                                                                                    The project of Hualing International Special Economic Zone invested by Hualing Group Corporation is the largest investment project by China private enterprise in Georgia. A solemn construction ceremony was held On July 7, 2012, in Tbilisi. Link Link Hualing has also strengthened its investment in the country’s manufacturing sector by taking a stake in the Kutaisi Free Industrial Zone (FIZ). This, together with CEFC China Energy’s recent investment in Poti FIZ on the eastern Black Sea coast to build an export hub for Chinese goods and services to Europe and Central Asia, has made Chinese investors vital for the future of two of the country’s four FIZs, and important partners in realising Georgia’s industrial potential. Link

                                                                                    1. http://hualing.ge/language/en/hualing-georgia/hualing-international-special-economic-zone/
                                                                                    2. https://eurasianet.org/undeterred-by-slow-start-georgia-woos-chinese-investors
                                                                                    3. https://research.hktdc.com/archive/201807/485449_en_anting2018Jul12_gen.pdf

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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

                                                                                      Not Found

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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

                                                                                          Not Found

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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

                                                                                              Not Found

                                                                                                  Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                  Not Found

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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

                                                                                                      Not Found

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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 ( 2 / 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

                                                                                                          Georgia-China Friendship Association - Link Also the following is written in the China-Georgia FTA document: "In accordance with Chinese laws, regulations and rules, Georgian law firms based in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone may establish a commercial association with Chinese law firms in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Within the scope of this commercial association, the law firm of each party has an independent legal status, name, financial transactions, and civil liability. The clientele of the Commercial Association is not limited to the Shanghai Free Trade Area. Georgian lawyers of the Commercial Association cannot practice Chinese law." - Link

                                                                                                          1. https://bm.ge/ka/article/saqartvelo-chinetis-megobrobis-asociaciam-sapatio-prezidenti-airchia/6829
                                                                                                          2. https://www.matsne.gov.ge/ka/document/view/3897182?publication=0

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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

                                                                                                            Not Found

                                                                                                                Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                Not Found

                                                                                                                    Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                      Georgia's production studios do not portray PRC at all, nothing at all.

                                                                                                                        Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                        Not Found

                                                                                                                          Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                          Celebrities do not publish anything, however, some of them sometimes appear on the youtube channel of 4U media platform Link

                                                                                                                          1. https://www.youtube.com/c/4UgeOfficial/videos

                                                                                                                          Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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).

                                                                                                                          Yes

                                                                                                                          Answer ( 4 / 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

                                                                                                                          Propaganda narratives China — as a trusted partner in the fight against Covid - Link

                                                                                                                          1. https://www.moh.gov.ge/ka/news/5085/saqarTveloSi-specreisiT-40-000-PCR-testi-da-20-aTasi--antisxeulebis-testi-Camovida
                                                                                                                          2. https://www.moh.gov.ge/news/5849/

                                                                                                                            Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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                                                                                                                            Effect

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

                                                                                                                            Yes

                                                                                                                            Answer ( 4 / 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

                                                                                                                            Following the pandemic, PRC government gained Georgian people's trust and this is exactly why there is a high demand on the Chinese vaccines in Georgia. The registration places for the Chinese vaccine in Tbilisi were completely filled in 2 hours - Link Apr 30, 2021 - In Georgia, universal vaccination with Sinopharm (for people over 18) starts in a few days, but there are no vacancies in 28 out of 74 clinics. Registration started on April 27, and as of April 30 at 15:00, 15,600 out of 27,900 seats have already been booked. Places are mostly left in the regions. The data was counted by Radio Liberty on booking.moh.gov.ge according to the reservations and free seats. Link

                                                                                                                            1. https://formulanews.ge/News/49598
                                                                                                                            2. https://www.radiotavisupleba.ge/a/31231649.html

                                                                                                                              Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                              On January 23, 2021, based on the information spread by the Ministry of Defense of Georgia , it became known that through the active involvement of the State Defense Ministry, the above-mentioned Ukraine-based China-owned company signed a trilateral memorandum with the Georgian State Military Scientific-Technical Center DELTA and Tbilisi Aircraft Manufacturing (TAM), also known as „JSC Tbilaviamsheni“.Information about the current contractual relations was later confirmed by the Ministry of Defense in a statement issued on January 31, 2021: „”The contract between the company “Motor Sich” and JSC “Tbilaviamsheni”, concerning the engines and the reduction gears of the Mi-24 helicopter gunships, has already been signed. The cooperation envisages modernization and repair of the engines of the Mi-24 combat helicopters.” Link

                                                                                                                              1. https://civicidea.ge/en/echo-of-the-rocket-fraud-in-georgia-defense-memorandum-with-motor-sich/

                                                                                                                              Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                              We also know that from our friends, colleagues who work for the Ministry of Defence, military uniforms were at some point purchased from China.

                                                                                                                                Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                Not Found

                                                                                                                                    Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                    Not Found

                                                                                                                                    1. https://civicidea.ge/en/echo-of-the-rocket-fraud-in-georgia-defense-memorandum-with-motor-sich/

                                                                                                                                    Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                                    With the same Motor Sich company, Georgian Ministry of Defense is going to co-produce military aircraft. But after the MOU signing, the Motor Sich was banned by the Ukrainian state and it cannot function anymore.

                                                                                                                                      Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                      Not Found

                                                                                                                                          Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                          Not Found

                                                                                                                                              Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                              Not Found

                                                                                                                                                  Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                                  In 2017, the Minister of Defense of Georgia Levan Izoria hosted a delegation of the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China. He thanked the Chinese Ministry of Defense for the training courses offered to the Georgian military in 2016. Link

                                                                                                                                                  1. https://mod.gov.ge/ge/news/read/5690/izoria-chineli

                                                                                                                                                    Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                                    Not Found

                                                                                                                                                        Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                                        Not Found

                                                                                                                                                          Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                                                          Neither our expert, nor we have heard of such experience.

                                                                                                                                                            Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                                            Not Found

                                                                                                                                                                Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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                                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                                Not Found

                                                                                                                                                                    Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                                                    Agreement between the Goverment of Georgia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Avoidance of double taxation on income and capital and prevention of fiscal evasion Link

                                                                                                                                                                    1. https://www.mof.ge/images/File/dabegvra/DTA/chinetis_saxalxo_respublika.pdf

                                                                                                                                                                      Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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                                                                                                                                                                      Exposure

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

                                                                                                                                                                      Yes

                                                                                                                                                                      Answer ( 4 / 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

                                                                                                                                                                      In 2017, Giorgi Mgebrishvili and Gou Shengkun signed an agreement for the fight against crime Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mgebrishvili is paying his first working visit to the People’s Republic of China. Within the frames of the visit, Giorgi Mgebrishvili met with the Vice-president and Minister of the Public Security of China- Guo Shengkun. Link

                                                                                                                                                                      1. https://police.ge/en/saqartvelos-shinagan-saqmeta-ministri-chinetis-sazogadoebrivi-usafrtkhoebis-ministrs-shekhvda/11043

                                                                                                                                                                        Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                        Not Found

                                                                                                                                                                            Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                                                            Not Found

                                                                                                                                                                              Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                                                                              If they exist, these reports are probably classified, they are not publicly available.

                                                                                                                                                                                Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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                                                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                                                Not Found

                                                                                                                                                                                  Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                                                                                  Again not publicly available.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                    Not Found

                                                                                                                                                                                        Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                        Not Found

                                                                                                                                                                                          Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                                                                                          No public info available.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                            Not Found

                                                                                                                                                                                                Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                Not Found

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Not Found

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Not Found

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Not Found

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. https://www.ghn.ge/news/26262
                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. http://resonancedaily.com/index.php/index.php?id_rub=2&id_artc=82622

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Two Chinese telecommunications giants, ZTE and Huawei, were interested in the construction of a fiber-optic line along the railway in Georgia and participated in the tenders announed by the state railway telecom. But that info is old (dates back to 2010) and ultimately none of them won the tender. Link According to Sputnik, in 2019, the Abkhaz Customs Committee met with a delegation from the People's Republic of China led by Long Weibo, Chief Engineer of China's China Unicom, Liu Ya Joon, Vice President of the China-Asia Economic Development Association, and the so-called Honorary Consul of Abkhazia in China. , Ge Chjili attended. However, this info has been denied by the Georgian side. Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. https://www.ghn.ge/news/26262
                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. http://resonancedaily.com/index.php/index.php?id_rub=2&id_artc=82622

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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 ( 4 / 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                            According to a report prepared by the auditing company EY, the main customers of Huawei are telecommunication companies operating in Georgia. Link The internet provider company Silknet is collaborating with leading technology companies , such as " Ericsson " and " Huawei ". Link Through a number of Samsung and Huawei models connected to the Magti (internet provider and mobile telecom company in Georgia) network, users will benefit from new technology, and new models will be added to this list periodically. Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. https://bm.ge/ka/article/the-country-shows-the-first-sign-of-recovery--natia-turnava-/64146
                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. https://netgazeti.ge/news/412035/
                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. https://www.magticom.ge/ka/volte-press-release

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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 ( 3 / 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                              The internet provider company Silknet is collaborating with leading technology companies , such as " Ericsson " and " Huawei ". Link Through a number of Samsung and Huawei models connected to the Magti (internet provider and mobile telecom company in Georgia) network, users will benefit from new technology, and new models will be added to this list periodically. Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. https://netgazeti.ge/news/412035/
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. https://www.magticom.ge/ka/volte-press-release

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                From our reports, Chinese company TBEA supplied Georgia with generators and transformers of the electrical system, while Nuctech Company LTD provided the state with X-ray safety devices (mostly for the customs checkpoints). Link Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. https://civicidea.ge/en/civic-ideas-6th-china-watch-report-nuctech-company-ltd-in-georgia/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. https://civicidea.ge/en/civic-ideas-4th-china-watch-report/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answered by 1 anonymous expert, and has been reviewed by Ani Kintsurashvili and Tinatin Khidasheli

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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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answer ( 3 / 4 )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The equipment provided by the Nuctech Company LTD included the applications involving biometrics Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. https://civicidea.ge/en/civic-ideas-6th-china-watch-report-nuctech-company-ltd-in-georgia/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nuctech Company Ltd. uses facial recognition technology to enroll the passenger information and binding with the luggage scanning image. Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. http://www.nuctech.com/en/SitePages/ThDetailPage.aspx?nk=PAS&k=IABBAG

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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 ( 3 / 4 )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not Found

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Not Found

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Answer ( 0 / 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No Evidence Found.

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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

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not Found

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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 ( 4 / 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      July 1, 2019 – On May 20, Batumi Sea Port Ltd hosted a delegation from China’s Lianyungang port, and the two ports signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The signing ceremony was attended by representatives of the mayor’s office headed by the mayor of Lianyungang city and by the Chairman of the Board of Lianyungang Port Holdings Group Company Limited. Link Memorandum of cooperation between the Batumi Botanical Garden and Kunming Institute of Botany Link Minister of Agriculture of Adjara Tite Aroshidze, Deputy Minister Ruslan Koridze and Deputy Minister of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia Khatia Tsilosani paid an official visit to Beijing, China. Within the framework of the visit, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara and the Chinese company "Georgian Tobacco Ltd.", in the field of cooperation in the field of tobacco sector development. Signed by the Minister of Agriculture of Adjara Tite Aroshidze and the Director of the Georgian Tobacco Company "Georgian Tobacco" Ben Juan. Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. https://www.portseurope.com/batumi-sea-port-ltd-and-chinas-lianyungang-port-sign-a-memorandum-of-understanding/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. http://bbg.ge/en/news/news/memorandum-of-cooperation-between-the-batumi-botanical-garden-and-kunming-institute-of-botany/290
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. http://adjara.gov.ge/description.aspx?gtid=841324#.YNWMxRMzZo4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Here it is said that Batumi Port is one of the sub-divisions of Batumi Regional Center (Tax Inspection) within the Georgian state (particularly under the subordination of the Ministry of Finance) Link Batumi Botanical Garden is an object subordinated to Batumi City Hall. Link It is officially state-owned Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. https://matsne.gov.ge/ka/document/view/75634?publication=0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. https://batumelebi.netgazeti.ge/news/59224/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. http://br.geostat.ge/register_geo/index.php?action=History&lang=ka&Stat_ID=16307114

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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 ( 3 / 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kutaisi is twinned with Tianjin, China Link(country)#Kutaisi Also it is a sister city of Laiwu (Jinan), China and Nanchang, China Link(country)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. https://kids.kiddle.co/List_of_twin_towns_and_sister_cities_in_Georgia_(country)#Kutaisi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_twin_towns_and_sister_cities_in_Georgia_(country)

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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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Answer ( 3 / 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Georgia's former Ambassador to China, David Aptsiauri, who was rather popular during his service years in China as well. In March 2018, the Chinese news agency, Home and Abroad News Press, awarded him "Man of the Year in the News." Currently, Mr. Aptsiauri serves as a researcher at the Levan Mikeladze Diplomatic Training and Research Institute affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. According to their Facebook page, Mr. Aptsiauri keeps visiting China as an invited professor at the Beijing University of International Business and Economics. He also researches the Silk Road Initiative as a model of global economic cooperation. Additionally, he was invited to the Shandong University of Finance and Economics and the Cintao International Business and Economics University (Shandong Province) where he gave presentations and lectures to Chinese and foreign scholars and researchers, PhD and master͛s students from Europe and students from Yemen, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Georgia. Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. https://www.facebook.com/DTRIGeorgia/posts/1601815673289279
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. https://civicidea.ge/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Tinatin-Khidashedli-China-Report.pdf

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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 ( 4 / 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prime Minister’s Visit to the People’s Republic of China Link Georgian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Turnava went to China, met with representatives of Georgian and Chinese companies at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) earlier today. Link Within the frames of the official visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Natia Turnava had a meeting with the representatives of the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products. Link The Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs visited China University of Public Safety Link On April 16, the Ambassador of Georgia to China Archil Kalandia held a meeting with the President of the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME) Zhang Yujing. The two sides discussed areas of bilateral cooperation. The Ambassador introduced the Chinese side to the favourable business environment and investment opportunities in Georgia. Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. http://gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&info_id=51428
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. https://agenda.ge/en/news/2019/2997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. http://www.economy.ge/?page=news&nw=1330&lang=en
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. https://police.ge/ge/shs-ministris-moadgile-chinetis-sazogadoebrivi-usafrtkhoebis-universitets-etsvia/11048
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. https://www.gfsis.org/publications/view/2958

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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.

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not Found

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Not Found

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Not Found

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Effect

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Answer ( 4 / 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Georgian government officials have repeatedly stated that Chinese companies involved in infrastructure construction are under the supervision of the Georgian government and international financial institutions and, together with companies from other countries, participate in international tenders in a fair and transparent environment. Chinese companies strictly follow the state laws and regulations of China and Georgia, make a comprehensive evaluation of the proposed tender projects and set prices accordingly. Link In 2015, the head of the government Irakli Gharibashvili summed up the working visit to China and noted that the interest of the Chinese government in Georgia is very high. The Prime Minister called the meetings with the Chinese Prime Minister and investors, which focused on specific projects, successful and fruitful. Link "China is our number one export partner, quite a lot of Georgian wine is going to China and we see a very good opportunity to increase Georgian exports to the Chinese market by improving this logistics," - said Natia Turnava(Minister of Economy) Link China's praising from the Georgian part became more frequent during Covid Pandemic when China sent thousands of dozes of Sinopharm and Sinovac as a gift to Georgia. "I thank the Chinese government for its active support in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic," said the Health Minister of Georgia, Ekaterina Tikaradze. Link "Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Khvtisiashvili and Deputy Minister of Health Giorgi Tsotskolauri thanked China for unselfishly providing the necessary medical supplies to Georgia, noting that this was a clear expression of the strong Sino-Georgian friendship. Items provided by the Chinese side will significantly increase the virus detection and control capabilities. Georgia stands ready to continue close communication and cooperation with China and to work in support of epidemic prevention and control." SOURCE: Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. https://forbes.ge/chinethi-da-saqarthvelo-interviu-elchthan/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. https://bm.ge/ka/article/natia-turnava-logistikuri-gaumjobeseba-chinetshi-qartuli-eqsportis-gazrdis-shesadzleblobaa/70703
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. http://gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=-&info_id=51413+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. http://newsday.ge/new/index.php/ka/component/k2/item/38573-%E1%83%9B%E1%83%98%E1%83%9C%E1%83%98%E1%83%A1%E1%83%A2%E1%83%A0%E1%83%98
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. http://newsday.ge/new/index.php/ka/component/k2/item/38261-%E1%83%A9%E1%83%98%E1%83%9C%E1%83%A3%E1%83%A0%E1%83%98

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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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Answer ( 3 / 4 )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The appointment of former (he left the PM post in 2015) and current(he was reappointed as a PM in 2020) Georgian PM Irakli Gharibashvili as a CEFC advisor. Curiously, Gharibashvili joined CEFC only in February 2018. By that time, the company was already deep in trouble: Chairman Ye Jianming diappeared at about that time, and Patrick Ho had been arrested three months earlier. Incredibly, despite all the media attention that the spectacular demise of CEFC attracted internationally, in Georgia, nobody seems to have noticed. In local media and public discourse, CEFC still features as a fabulously rich investor that will save Georgia from its economic predicament. Source: Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. https://sinopsis.cz/en/georgias-china-dream-cefcs-last-stand-in-the-caucasus/

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chinese company with dubious international reputation, Nuctech Company Ltd. provides Georgia with the safety equipment. Please for more info visit our report where it is written in details what kind of and how many state procurement tenders Nuctech won in Georgia and why are they scandalous. Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. https://civicidea.ge/en/civic-ideas-6th-china-watch-report-nuctech-company-ltd-in-georgia/

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We provided two links where the existence of such parliamentary friendship group exists. The article published on the Chinese Embassy's official webpage Link mentions that in 2019, Lantern festival was attended by the Chairman of the China-Georgia Friendship Group within the Parliament of Georgia, Otar Danelia. In the second article, it is mentioned that Davit Saganelidze, Executive Director of the Partnership Fund, led the Georgian-Chinese Parliamentary Friendship Group for three years. Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. http://ge.china-embassy.org/eng/xwdt/t1639933.htm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. https://www.fund.ge/site/news/206

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Meetings with the representatives of the PRC are held often, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. https://civil.ge/archives/124976
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. http://www.china.mfa.gov.ge/default.aspx?lang=2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. https://civil.ge/archives/306578
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. https://www.interpressnews.ge/ka/article/659135-giorgi-amilaxvari-da-shalva-papuashvili-chinetis-elchs-shexvdnen/

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Not Found

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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 )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Not Found

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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 )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Not Found

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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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answer ( 4 / 4 )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  As China officially recognizes the sovereignty, territorial integrity and the non-recognition policy of Georgia. Link(2013)433800_EN.pdf, Georgia also supports "One China Policy" Link Twenty-two nations -- 14 of the 15 countries that recognize the Taipei government and a group of eight led by the U.S. and Japan -- had been forecast to back Taiwan's participation in a vote ahead of the meeting. However Georgia was not among them as it does not recognize Taipei government. Link Link Even if the head of state or head of government or foreign minister of Georgia did not publicly deny Taiwan's participation in WHO, their support to "One China Policy" authomatically shows their support to China's initiatives and policies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/topics_665678/AntiSecession_665876/t188477.shtml

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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).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Answer ( 2 / 4 )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Georgia supported China in the elections of international organizations including the International Civil Aviation Organization, the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the Committee Against Torture and the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/wjb_663304/zzjg_663340/dozys_664276/gjlb_664280/3170_664312/

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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.)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Not Found

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Supplementary Notes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Our expert answered 2 = My country has remained silent, however as mentioned before Georgia recognizes "One China Policy", hence, it also shows support of PRC's territorial claims. Link

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. http://www.china.mfa.gov.ge/default.aspx?lang=2

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The issue of Uyghur population is generally less relevant for Georgia, no public records are available concerning Georgia's particular stance on PRC's treatment of Uyghurs, even though it supports "One China Policy".

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The issue of Tibet population (likewise Uyghurs) is generally less relevant for Georgia, no public records are available concerning Georgia's particular stance on PRC's treatment of Tibet population, even though it supports "One China Policy".

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                There have been no public statements made.

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