The Heritage Foundation released its inaugural China Transparency Report, an annual report that evaluates transparency of information on Chinese activities in eight different areas from energy and environment to foreign investment. In addition, it includes topical essays on topics from the Chinese maritime militias to Chinese activities at US universities. As the report states:
America’s political leaders, policymakers, diplomats, and those who advise them need data at their fingertips to craft the policies critical to dealing with China. More and better data and more attention on data collection is what Heritage’s China Transparency Project intends to offer. With greater transparency on Chinese issues, the U.S. can create policies to keep the CCP in check, to neutralize its various threats, and to build a better future for America, for the world, and perhaps even for the Chinese people.