Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Alex Joske is an analyst who studies Chinese influence operations and the author of Spies and Lies: How China's Greatest Covert Operations Fooled the World. He now advises clients on geopolitical and foreign interference risks at McGrathNicol. Before that, he was an analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, a government funded think tank based in Canberra, where his work focused on the Chinese Communist Party’s global influence and technology transfer efforts. Joske won notoriety in late 2018 for “Picking Flowers, Making Honey,” his first report for the ASPI, which detailed an extensive CCP campaign to place thousands of military scientists in foreign universities to covertly secure cutting-edge research and technologies. In 2018, Joske earned his B.A. from the Australian National University. He also studied Chinese at the National Taiwan Normal University. What follows is a lightly edited Q&A. Alex Joske Illustration by Kate Copeland Q: Some yearSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.