Hidden Hand

Pages: 432
Subject: Current Affairs, Politics
Imprint: Oneworld

Hidden Hand

Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World

Clive Hamilton, Mareike Ohlberg

China is a growing threat to democracy and liberal values around the world
9781786077837 (16 Jul 2020)
RRP £20.00 / US$30.00
9780861540280 (3 Jun 2021)
RRP £10.99 / US$17.95

The Book

‘Heavily sourced, crisply written and deeply alarming.' The Times 

‘This is a remarkable book with a chilling message.' Guardian

The Chinese Communist Party is determined to reshape the world in its image.

Its decades-long infiltration of the West threatens democracy, human rights, privacy, security and free speech. Throughout North America and Europe, political and business elites, Wall Street, Hollywood, think tanks, universities and the Chinese diaspora are being manipulated with money, pressure and privilege. Hidden Hand reveals the myriad ways the CCP is fulfilling its dream of undermining liberal values and controlling the world.

Additional Information

Subject Current Affairs, Politics
Pages 432
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Clive Hamilton is an Australian academic and the author of Silent Invasion, a national bestseller revealing China's influence operations in Australia. He has written for the Guardian, New York Times, Foreign Affairs and THES.

Mareike Ohlberg is a senior fellow in the Asia Program of the German Marshall Fund. While at the Mercator Institute for China Studies, she co-authored the landmark report ‘Authoritarian Advance: Responding to China's Growing Political Influence in Europe'. She has written for the New York Times, Foreign Affairs and Neue Zurcher Zeitung.


‘A remarkable book with a chilling message… The book's convincing message is plain… Everyone must stay on their guard.'

- Will Hutton, Guardian

‘Revelatory… A detailed and necessary examination.'

- Sunday Times

‘Hidden Hand is heavily sourced, crisply written and deeply alarming.'

- The Times

'Hidden Hand should be required reading for our diplomats, intelligence analysts, military officers and businesspeople.'

- The Australian

'An in-depth explanation of how China conducts its operations to gain important knowledge - ranging from tech secrets to financial information.'

- International Business Times

'It takes courage to prod somnolent liberal democracies out of their complacent and dangerous incomprehension of the CCP. We are in Hamilton's and Ohlberg's debt.'

- Journal of Democracy

'[Hidden Hand] should be required reading for anyone working in government and policy, the private sector, or media — really, for anyone with a stake in resisting the shadowy machinations of a totalitarian regime that seeks to exert its will on free societies.'

- National Review