Influence Watch: The CCP is Hijacking the Discourse on Chinese Influence

Summary The CCP is using the Red Matrix, United Front work, and other types of influence operations to “seize discourse power” on the topic of Chinese influence. We identify three broad strategic lines which the CCP is pursuing to hijack the discourse on Chinese influence: 1) Shut down discussion on Chinese influence by coercion or …

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Geopolitics Watch: The CCP Turns to the Red Matrix in Full Court Press Against Trump

Summary: The CCP is turning to its Red Matrix as part of a “full court press” against President Donald Trump before the G20 in Argentina. The CCP is also relying on its Red Matrix to maintain market confidence, as well as preserve political and social stability. The CCP is using the Red Matrix because it …

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The World is Trapped in Red China’s Matrix

By Don Tse and Larry Ong Summary Chinese Communist Party has long carried out influence operations to survive and dominate. Decades of CCP influence activity has created a “Red Matrix,” or an informational environment that is pro-China and missing critical knowledge about the Party and its operations. The Soviet Iron Curtain served to “block out” …

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Geopolitics Watch: How the CCP Can Interfere in US Elections

United States President Donald Trump accused China of trying to meddle in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections in his opening remarks at the 2018 United Nations Security Council session on Sept. 26. “Regrettably, we’ve found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election coming up in November against my administration. They …

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Geopolitics Watch: The CCP is Hijacking the ‘New Cold War’ Narrative

In July, a top CIA official observed at a security forum that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has long been fundamentally waging a “cold war by definition” against the United States. This new Cold War, however, is not like the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, the official said. Since the …

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Geopolitics Watch: PRC ‘Taiwan Invasion’ Propaganda Backfires

From conducting invasion drills to threatening “unification with military force” upon the visit of United States warships, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been consistent in its messaging to take Taiwan by military means. Lately, the CCP has also stepped up diplomatic efforts to win over Taiwan’s allies and isolate the Republic of China (ROC) …

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Geopolitics Watch: The CCP’s Propaganda War on Trump’s China Policy

The Trump administration signaled a shift in the United States policy on China from engagement to competition with the 2017 National Security Strategy. The passing of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (several provisions target the pernicious behavior of the People’s Republic of China while providing greater assistance to the Republic of China; see our …

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