The Timeline

28 July 2020

Australia and the US discuss a "network of alliances" to maintain international law and limit the CCP's destabilising actions in East and Southeast Asia.

21 July 2020

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announces the UK has indefinitely suspended the UK's extradition treaty with Hong Kong: "The UK is watching and the whole world is watching.”

The US government orders the closure of the PRC consulate in Houston, Texas. Two days later CNN reports a fugitive People's Liberation Army scientist is hiding from the FBI in the PRC's San Francisco consulate after being charged with visa fraud.

17 July 2020

Japan reveals the first 87 companies to receive funding to move production from China back to Japan and countries in Southeast Asia including Laos, Malaysia and Vietnam.

16 July 2020

Canada awards a Chinese state-owned company a contract to service Canada's 170 embassies and consulates around the world. Nuctech was founded by Hu Haifeng, son of former CCP General Secretary Hu Jintao. Two days later Global News reveals Nuctech has been servicing CBSA since 2017.

FBI director Bill Barr warns Apple, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Disney and other Hollywood companies that cooperation in CCP efforts to push pro-China policies might violate US lobbying laws.

15 July 2020

In CCP ideological journal Qiushi, Chairman Xi publishes a collection of quotes to set the tone for the CCP's fifth plenum in October 2020, at which Xi is expected to further consolidate power in the vein of Chairman Mao.

14 July 2020

Dozens of Canadian politicians sign a letter urging Canada's Prime Minister to bring Magnitsky sanctions against People's Republic of China and Hong Kong officials responsible for happening in Tibet, East Turkestan and Hong Kong.

13 July 2020

Chinese government spokesperson Hua Chunying announces unspecified sanctions will be placed on US senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and a number of other politicians for their criticism of China's genocide campaign against Uighurs.

9 July 2020

Australian government suspends its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to the new national security law imposed by the CCP and offers a pathway to citizenship for Hongkongers in Australia.

US State Department announces sanctions against four CCP officials for their role implementing genocidal policies in Xinjiang.

7 July 2020

Chinese ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu threatens retaliation against Canada for measures taken in response to the CCP takeover of Hong Kong.

30 June 2020

China weaponises Hong Kong with a new National Security Law. International community responds varyingly by ending extradition treaties, military exports and financial agreements with the once-great city. The UK immediately offers a citizenship pathway for up to 3 million Hongkongers.

26 June 2020

US National Security Advisor Robert C. O'Brien policy brief, The Chinese Communist Party’s Ideology and Global Ambitions, is followed by related US government policy pieces from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Attorney General Bill Barr and FBI Director Chris Wray.

24 June 2020

The Chinese government admits Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are being held hostage to coerce the Canadian government to intervene in Meng Wanzhou's extradition proceedings.

4 June 2020

The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China is formed to safeguard the rules-based order and coordinate policies across countries and political parties to more effectively counter the CCP's New Cold War.

2 June 2020

In an online meeting with a US-based funder of environmental projects, the Chinese representative claimed sovereignty over the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in eastern Bhutan.

May-June 2020

CCP troops enter Indian territory near Tibet, killing dozens of Indian soldiers.

9 April 2020

Japan earmarks USD 2.2 billion to help its manufacturers move production out of China and back to Japan or to nearby countries.

April 2020

Canada temporarily tightens foreign investment rules to protect Canadian businesses as the predatory CCP weaponises the COVID-19 pandemic for political and economic gain.

30 March 2020

Australia tightens rules on foreign takeovers as the CCP weaponises the COVID-19 pandemic for political gain.

December 2019

New Zealand bans foreign donations to political parties and candidates.

March 2019

China bans imports of Canadian canola in retaliation for Meng Wanzhou's detention.

13 December 2018

Canada passes the Elections Modernisation Act, which slightly limits foreign financial interference in elections.

1 December 2018

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is arrested at Vancouver International Airport in relation to a criminal investigation in the United States. China takes Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig hostage several days later.

November 2018

Australia passes bill that bans foreign donations to all "political actors" in further attempt to limit CCP interference.

June 2018

Australia passes National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Act 2018 and Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018, making industrial espionage a crime, creating a registry for CCP agents, and introducing other measures to limit covert, coercive or corrupt CCP activities.

27 June 2017

China enacts legislation that formally mandates all citizens, companies and organisations act as national security agents for the CCP.

16 June 2017

CCP troops enter Bhutan to build a road and are quickly stopped by Indian troops on Bhutan's behalf.

September 2013

In visits to Kazakhstan and Indonesia, Chairman Xi unveil's the CCP's new "Belt and Road Initiative" to buy or extort influence around the world.

12 November 2012

Chairman Xi assumes power, replacing the CCP's 'hide and bide' Cold War strategy with aggressive New Cold War expansionist policies.