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Pompeo’s warning to governors puts White House China policies in context

J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / April 1, 2020 – The Trump Administration’s outspokenness against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is not to exploit the coronavirus pandemic, as some CCP sources allege. It began two years ago as it recognized the far greater strategic threat the Chinese regime presents to the United

New York Times report spells out why Chinese Communist Party is to blame for pandemic

J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / March 31, 2020 – In a fine piece of reporting, the New York Times has published a detailed investigative report that spells out why the Chinese Communist Party – especially with Xi Jinping’s consolidation of control over it – is responsible for the global coronavirus pandemic. Steven Lee Myers’

The latest Party line: Criticism of Xi Jinping’s regime will worsen pandemic

J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / March 26, 2020 – The latest line from the Beijing is that criticism of the Chinese Communist Party from anywhere in the world will only serve to extend the agony of the global pandemic. The new party line came on March 25 in the CCP’s authoritative People’s

Administration takes the right position blaming CCP for pandemic

J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / March 25, 2020 – The Trump Administration is taking precisely the right position on placing blame on the Chinese Communist Party for the new coronavirus pandemic. As the virus spread around the world from Wuhan, China, the CCP began an aggressive disinformation and propaganda campaign to blame the

Center to chronicle Chinese Communist propaganda about coronavirus

J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / March 19, 2020 – All official Chinese government information about the coronavirus is created, vetted, and coordinated through a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) entity called the Central Propaganda Department.  The department is a rigid, top-down bureaucracy that issues and enforces the official party line. The Center

Strategic default: A new way to think about combating China’s weaponization of capital

by J Michael Waller / Washington Examiner / December 18, 2018. China’s trade war with the rest of the world has unfolded through speedy expansion of a network of maritime choke points and deep water ports worldwide. Tariffs and unfair subsidies are part of that trade war, but the big story is about control of

On Fox: US recognition of China’s strategic threat is long overdue

New intelligence reports on China’s global threat to the United States are welcome and long overdue, Dr Waller tells Elizabeth Prann on Fox News. (http://video.foxnews.com/v/5812131802001/) Discussing senior CIA official Michael Collins’ statement at the Aspen Institute about China’s new “Cold War” against us, Waller said the intelligence executive “nailed it,” and that the US should

‘Deepfakes’ – Artificial intelligence-powered videos – can be weaponized for political & military

Senator Marco Rubio and I discussed the dangers of “deepfakes” – artificial intelligence-powered fake videos that can impersonate real people. Bill Gertz broke the story in the Free Beacon. “Michael Waller, an information warfare expert, said deepfakes also could be used by U.S. intelligence agencies for offensive information warfare operations against hostile states or terrorist

Cutting US Mandarin-language broadcasting to China will help PRC censors

The proposed cut of Mandarin-language radio broadcasts into China will aid Chinese Communist Party censors, Dr Waller tells Bill Gertz at the Washington Free Beacon. The cuts are intended to reach a larger Chinese audience via online media. But government censorship is powerful online in China, and many millions of Chinese still listen to radio.

China waging political warfare against its neighbors

by J Michael Waller, adapted from article in Insight magazine, May 26, 2003 Might the People’s Republic of China (PRC) be waging covert political operations to weaken Asian and Pacific governments’ support for their security relationships with the United States? U.S. intelligence officials tell me they have detected no Soviet-style “active-measures” campaign. However, Chinese tradecraft depends more on

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