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Mentoring session: Using OSINT methods in China research

As part of the Future CHOICE initiative aimed at aspiring China experts, the CHOICE team introduced a brand-new series of exclusive mentoring sessions aimed at fostering the soft skills of junior researchers and analysts on China in CEE and beyond.

After a successful round of mentoring sessions, Future CHOICE now returns with new opportunities for junior China experts. This time with the core focus on mastering the tricks of trade necessary for the current trends in research on China.

The second session of the new mentoring season covered the use of social media platforms in China and provided a broad overview of influence operations and platforms within the Chinese state. The participants had the chance to exchange with Kenton Thibaut, Resident China Fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, about various research methods for understanding Chinese information operations on Chinese social media platforms.

The session was moderated by Veronika Blablová from the Association for International Affairs (AMO), the Project Coordinator of the Future CHOICE initiative.

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CHOICE is a multinational consortium of experts providing informed analysis on the rising influence of the People’s Republic of China within the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).