AND Magazine: Chinese Psyops Against America: One Hell Of A Success

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is a nasty regime.  But sometimes one marvels at what it has accomplished.  And no, it’s not the Shenzhen skyscrapers or the new Beijing airport. Rather, the CCP has pulled off the most successful psychological operations campaign in history over the last four decades.  It managed to neuter the United […]

SCMP: To win over Hong Kong and Taiwan, Xi’s China must break a 2,000-year tradition

… Far from enabling China’s peaceful reunification, the one country, two systems model is undermining it. Perhaps this was inevitable, owing to a cause more fundamental than Xi’s centralisation of power, the Communist Party’ increasing interference in Hong Kong’s affairs, or even the basic contradiction between a one-party regime and a multiparty democracy. The Chinese […]

Washington Post: It’s not all on Trump: China favors confrontation with the U.S.

… These experts also soft-pedal another issue that is key to understanding the negative trajectory in U.S.-China relations: decoupling. “Decoupling” is a buzzword used to describe the process by which the United States and China have begun to separate their intensively intertwined economies. All of the authors decry decoupling as a strategic error, but they […]

Ketagalan Media: China’s Growing Grip on the South Pacific

… China has invested significantly in the region, and Fanell suspect that China has been cultivating development deals for a long time. Fanell noted that a guard at a gold mine recently purchased by Chinese state owned company in the Solomon Islands was wearing a uniform with China’s national flag stitched onto the shoulder. Fanell […]

Washington Post: Taiwan’s tea party aims to burst Beijing’s one-China bubble

… To show their solidarity with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong and their commitment to Taiwan’s self-rule, many consumers here are boycotting bubble tea chains that support the “one country, two systems” formula that China uses to rule Hong Kong and that it hopes one day to extend to Taiwan. “I deliberately came here today […]

Taiwan News: US Pacific commander says China seeks to intimidate region

BANGKOK (AP) — China’s activities in territory it claims in the South China Sea are meant to intimidate other nations in the region, the commander of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet said Friday. Adm. John Aquilino said China’s actions, including constructing islands in the disputed waters, are intended to project its military capacity. He told […]