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The OSINT Redbook

Investigating with the Chinese Internet

About the course

Navigating the complexities of international relations with China requires an in-depth understanding of its unique digital landscape. With its growing influence on the global stage, learning about China's digital ecosystem is vital to making informed assessments about its interests and intentions. This course aims to provide this insight.

The course demystifies the unique features of the Chinese internet, and by participating in this course, students will delve into these distinctive attributes and learn how to effectively use OSINT tools and techniques to collect and analyse data in this environment.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand the unique characteristics of the Chinese internet and the geopolitical and cultural forces that shape it.

  • Understand and interpret how the unique operating environment of the Chinese internet determines the choice and use of OSINT tools and techniques

  • Develop and implement effective methodologies for collecting, verifying, and analysing data gathered from the Chinese internet.

  • Identify key areas of the Chinese internet rich in corporate academic, and science and technology-related content

  • Learn and apply techniques for using Chinese search engines, satellite imagery, knowledge databases, and government information repositories

  • Understand, apply, and evaluate best practices for operating safely and securely within China’s digital space

Who should take this course?

The OSINT Redbook: Investigating with the Chinese Internet is designed for a diverse range of professionals who interact with China's interests and activities, seeking to deepen their understanding and enhance their investigative capabilities. This includes:

  • Intelligence and law enforcement professionals investigating and reporting on China-related issues.

  • Journalists and media professionals tracking and covering emerging trends and events within China.

  • Educators developing resources and strategies to assist students in becoming informed and responsible consumers of foreign language information.

  • Policy makers in government and non-governmental organisations focused on enhancing internal security and resilience

  • Financial sector operators and businesses with Chinese equities, partnerships, and investments looking to better understand their implications.

Delivery is available in multiple formats

  • Classroom based learning with instructor led education, in-person & virtually

  • Online, self-paced learning coming soon...

Flexible delivery

Instructor Led

Online, self-paced

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