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Data is the new oil in the sense that whoever possesses it has lots of power, just like with the sticky black stuff.

Getting your hands on enormous amounts of data is relatively quick and easy, a new policy brief, Engineering Global Consent: The Chinese Communist Party's data-driven power expansion from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute defence think tank says.

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