China · Information operations · Information Warfare

China’s ‘Thousand Talents’ plan key to seizing US expertise, intelligence officials say


Pentagon tells House Armed Services Committee programme is an aggressive, 10-part ‘toolkit for foreign technology acquisition’ PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 June, 2018, 3:12pm China’s “Thousand Talents” programme to tap into its citizens educated or employed in the US is a key part of multi-pronged efforts to transfer, replicate and eventually overtake US military and commercial… Continue reading China’s ‘Thousand Talents’ plan key to seizing US expertise, intelligence officials say

China · Information operations · Information Warfare

White House Launches Strategic Communications Effort To Counter IP Theft By China


We are finally seeing a strategic communications effort launched around the IP theft issue by China. China has been raping us for at least a decade and we’ve done almost nothing in response or to prevent further theft and espionage. The White House’s Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy just published a report, titled “How… Continue reading White House Launches Strategic Communications Effort To Counter IP Theft By China

China · Information operations · Information Warfare

20 June Event: Chinese Influence Operations in the Democratic World


Chinese Influence Operations in the Democratic World Under the leadership of Xi Jinping, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has invested an estimated $10 billion per year projecting its influence into the politics of overseas democracies. Key to this effort is the United Front, a “magic weapon” strategy that seeks to build mutually beneficial relationships with… Continue reading 20 June Event: Chinese Influence Operations in the Democratic World

China · North Korea

DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (35)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Singapore is the dominant Asia theme, but much transpiring elsewhere, including SCO summit, SCS, China vs. US trade etc, and India. Most Singapore reports are mainly speculation and playing to audience expectations. CSIS and FA assessments more sober.   DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Reports   The… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (35)

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DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (34)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting </end editorial> A very busy week in Asia: Russia tries to meddle in DPRK; DPRK-USA summit debate continues; Kim fires his senior military leadership, replacing them with loyalists; Debate over destruction of DPRK nuclear test site continues; Evidence emerges of destruction of DPRK ballistic missile test facilities; Putin visits… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (34)

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Congress to Crack Down on Chinese Influence in U.S.


Legislation targets Beijing spying, Confucius Institutes By Bill Gertz June 4, 2018 4:57 am Members of Congress are moving ahead with legislation seeking curbs on Chinese government influence operations in the United States. Lawmakers in the House plan to introduce legislation today that would require Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes operating on American university campuses to register… Continue reading Congress to Crack Down on Chinese Influence in U.S.