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ANAKLIA PORT – ANOTHER STEP IN SHIFTING FOREIGN POLICY

During a briefing on May 29, 2024, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Levan Davitashvili, revealed that China Communication Construction Company Limited and China Harbor Investment, a Chinese-Singaporean consortium would shortly be declared as the winners of the public-private partner selection contest for the Anaklia port construction project. Given the strategic importance of the Anaklia port project, it is particularly significant who is chosen as the winner of this competition. The document briefly overviews the stages and procedures of the procurement in addition to the international market experience and reputation of the potentially winning company, the impact of the Georgian Government’s decision on the country’s interests and its path toward Euro-Atlantic integration. For detailed information, please see the full report below 👇

 

 

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In The Wake of NUCTECH Raids: Evaluating International Fallout and Its Ties with Georgia

Civic IDEA is pleased to share a two-page report, ‘In the Wake of NUCTECH Raids: Evaluating International Fallout and Its Ties with Georgia,’ which overviews the recent scandals involving the Chinese company NUCTECH, emphasizing its notorious reputation and cooperation with Georgian state institutions. 

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China’s Secret Cyberattacks

Civic IDEA is delighted to announce the release of a two-pager report shedding light on “China’s Secret Cyberattacks”.

The document provides an overview of digital assaults perpetrated against the democratic institutions of both the UK and the US in recent years. Drawing from the indictment document of the US court, the report details the cyber-attacking strategies employed by the defendants. Furthermore, it unravels their intricate connections with the Communist Party of China.

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Unveiling China’s Corporate Power Play: Guizhou Provincial Highway Engineering Group Co and CNTIC in Georgia and Abroad

Civic IDEA is pleased to share another China Watch report, “Unveiling China’s Corporate Power Play: Guizhou Provincial Highway Engineering Group Co and CNTIC in Georgia and Abroad,” overviewing the misconduct related to the two Chinese state-owned companies operating under the joint venture within the frames of Rikoti Bypass Project. We provide insights into the activities of these companies in Georgia, along with reports concerning the China National Technical Import and Export Corporation (CNTIC), which have garnered significant international media attention and are readily accessible through open sources.

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Workers’ Rights Watch

We are pleased to share with you our latest research “Workers’ Rights Watch” prepared with the support of NED and Caps Unlock. It delves into the details of labour relations within eight companies affiliated with the People’s Republic of China. The analysis is based on the conclusions made by the Labor Inspection Service of Georgia in the reporting period of 2022, the media monitoring conducted by us and the violations revealed as a result of multiple interviews with the victims. The findings underscore the critical need for implementing robust measures that compel companies to adhere to labor-legal norms, so that the socio-economic or civil-political rights aren’t violated.

For further details, please find the complete report attached below. 👇

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CHINA’S GROWING TECHNOLOGICAL IMPACT IN CENTRAL ASIA 

Civic IDEA’s partner experts, Danila Bekturganov and Abbos Bobokhonov, implemented research on “Chinese growing technological impact in Central Asia”, overviewing the main activities of Chinese technology companies in the two largest countries of the Central Asian region – Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The authors considered the opportunities available for Chinese technology companies to access the personal and biometric data of users – citizens of Central Asian countries. Moreover, they studied the prospects for cooperation between Chinese technology companies and the authorities of the Central Asian countries and provided conclusions and main recommendations on the areas of advocacy activities both on the regional and international levels. 

The material has been prepared with the support of a DTL (Doublethink Lab) grant – CITW fund.

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The Controversial Company That Opened The Door For China’s Growing Influence in Georgia

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Central Asia Regional Positioning on the Russia – Ukraine War

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