Samantha Hoffman is an independent China analyst and research consultant, including for the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) as a research consultant for the Future Conflicts and Cyber Security Program and Defence and Military Analysis Program. She is a final year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute. Her research focuses on Chinese state security and social governance policy. Her articles have appeared in Forbes, War on the Rocks, The South China Morning Post, The National Interest, China Brief, Jane’s Intelligence Review, The Conversation, The Straits Times, and The Business Spectator.

Last Updated: August 15, 2016



Is Big Data Increasing Beijing’s Capacity for Control?

Mirjam Meissner, Rogier Creemers & more
China’s authoritarian government is using big data to develop credit scoring systems, and is urging data-sharing between companies and governments, putting ordinary Chinese squarely in the digital spotlight. How should Chinese netizens and global...