◎ Within the span of a week, art imitated life and life imitated art regarding CCP censorship.
◎ We believe that the CCP’s response to the “Stay the Course” letter reveals deep insecurities and fears.
◎ While the CCP has sought to equate itself with China, China and the Chinese regime are in fact two separate entities with opposing values.
◎ We identify three broad strategic lines which the CCP is pursuing to hijack the discourse on Chinese influence.
◎ Using the Red Matrix aggressively is a double-edged sword for the CCP when the U.S. is on high-alert for CCP influence and interference operations.
◎ The Soviet Iron Curtain served to “block out” the West. The CCP’s Red Matrix works to “plug in” the world to a view of China that it controls.
◎ We believe that Trump and his administration have identified a very real threat to the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.
◎ In hijacking the new Cold War narrative, the CCP has resorted to old tropes and mixed in new disinformation
◎ China could see its international standing diminish as America and Taiwan draw closer and take firmer action to counter the CCP’s Taiwan strategy.
◎ We have observed that CCP propaganda assets have been spreading targeted propaganda narratives to influential individuals and organizations in the U.S. in recent months.