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DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (40)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> A very busy week for developments on both China and the DPRK, especially the former with a deluge of media traffic. Other than the SECSTATE visit, notable themes are the disappearance of the former head of Interpol, East Turkmenistan, FT journalist ban, arrest of a PLA spy,… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (40)

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National security leaders warn of Chinese efforts to sway American opinion


BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN – 10/10/18 11:53 AM EDT Top U.S. national security officials warned Wednesday that China is attempting to influence the opinions of Americans, but said there is no evidence that the country is trying to interfere in election infrastructure. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified before a Senate committee that China is “exerting unprecedented effort to influence American opinion.” However,… Continue reading National security leaders warn of Chinese efforts to sway American opinion

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DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (39)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> A remarkable week for China related developments: VP Pence address at Hudson Inst realigns US policy on China; DoD industrial base report finally states the obvious – the two decades running Wall Street driven US commercial game of exporting manufacturing to China is creating immense strategic risks;… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (39)

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Missing Interpol president Meng Hongwei ‘under investigation’ in China


Meng Hongwei is dual-hatted, head of Interpol and vice-minister at China’s Ministry of Public Security.  Expect a public statement soon out of China. I will not venture a guess as to why he is being questioned by Chinese authorities.  Chinese politics and certitude of law enforcement are not as clear as in the West.  </end editorial>… Continue reading Missing Interpol president Meng Hongwei ‘under investigation’ in China

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CSIS Proposed Strategy Shortsighted


This CSIS proposed strategy is shortsighted. It assumes official proclamations can somehow resonate within a targeted audience and induce change without supplementary and complementary actions. This is true in conventional diplomacy, but the accompanying options do not reinforce nor compliment diplomatic actions. This is the 21st Century, informing and influencing adversarial countries requires multiple tools… Continue reading CSIS Proposed Strategy Shortsighted

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Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Administration’s Policy Toward China


Vice President Mike Pence alleged that Russia’s meddling in U.S. elections “pales in comparison” to China’s ongoing actions.” </end editorial> https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-vice-president-pence-administrations-policy-toward-china/  FOREIGN POLICY  Issued on: October 4, 2018 The Hudson Institute Washington, D.C. 11:07 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Ken, for that kind introduction. To the Members of the Board of Trustees, to Dr. Michael… Continue reading Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Administration’s Policy Toward China

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The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies


October 4th, 2018 The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources. ILLUSTRATOR: SCOTT GELBER FOR BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK By Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley October 4, 2018, 5:00 AM EDT In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental… Continue reading The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies