In recent years, China’s state-backed interference, in the form of information manipulation, cyber operations, and economic coercion, has slowly constrained the EU’s ability to effectively safeguard its values and autonomy when dealing with China. T [...]
About Hong-Cheng HsiaoHong-Cheng Hsiao is a trainee at the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He assists on ASD’s projects related to East Asia, conducts literature reviews, and carries out case analyses. Before joining GMF, he worked for the Taiwan Digital Diplomacy Association as a project manager. Hong-Cheng is a strong advocate of the importance of digital and cyber diplomacy to civil society, and for promoting cyber awareness, securing democratic countries, and strengthening diplomatic relationships.
Hong-Cheng is pursuing a master’s of science in international relations and diplomacy at Leiden University in the Netherlands. His research interests focus on cross-cultural interaction, non-western diplomacy, and regional security in Asia. He received his bachelor’s in political science with a minor in German from Soochow University in Taiwan. Hong-Cheng is also a social media intern for the Hague Journal of Diplomacy.