Human rights scholar Teng Biao a Grove of the City University of New York said the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses a threat to world liberty and democracy. CCP has a variety of ways to deny freedom of speech. One of the ways is to refuse visas for professors, journalists, artists, politicians, etc. For example, the authors of the books Xinjiang: China’s Muslim Borderlands and Tiananmen Newspapers were denied a visa to China.
The second aspect is getting involved in the election. The Chinese Communist Party interfered with elections in many elections. Countries like Taiwan, New Zealand and Australia are recent elections involving the CCP, and the CCP spreads a huge amount of false information. The Taiwanese government had to launch a defamation campaign on social media to get rid of the false information. The Chinese Communist Party is economically intimidating countries like Taiwan. Whenever there is an election in Taiwan, the Chinese government pressures Taiwan to favor the KMT party. Finally, they use military threats to local states to intervene in elections.
The third aspect is the impact of operations. The goal is to make the world safe for CCP. CCP uses organizations such as United Front Work, Confucius Institutions (operated by the Ministry of Education), CSSA, Chamber of Commerce, Townsmen Association, Alumni Association, and Xinhua News Agency. These organizations are controlled entirely by the Chinese Embassy or the Chinese Communist Party. China has eliminated all independent Chinese media outlets that once served the American community. Through joint choice and aggressive expansion of competitors. Western University’s Association of Chinese Students and Scholars (CSSA) receives money and instructions from the Chinese embassy. UCSD, for example, asked the Dalai Lama to speak on campus without mentioning politics. However, the CSSA protested outside and after the speech, the Chinese government refused to send Chinese students and academics to UCSD. Although Confucius Academy should focus on Chinese language and culture, it is actually part of propaganda and brainwashing for the Chinese Communist Party. Textbooks are full of CCP narratives, the CCP chooses teachers and curriculums, and this CCP eliminates discussion of sensitive topics.
Chinese secret agencies kidnap people from foreign lands. Li Ji-soo of the’Private Life of Chairman Mao: Memoirs of Chief Mao Zedong’ was kidnapped from foreign lands by the Chinese Communist Party and sent to mainland China where he was detained and tortured. Wang Binjiang and Feng Ming were sentenced to life imprisonment and were detained three years ago and died. The kidnapping case was not limited to Chinese passport holders, even British or US passport holders were kidnapped and sent to mainland China.
Webinar speech hosted by the USANAS Foundation on “The Influence and Espionage of the Chinese Communist Party”.
Cleo Paskala, associate researcher at Chatham House, says if you’re negotiating with a PLA in Ladakh and India is following the rules, don’t expect China to do the same because they said their approach is Unlimited War. There are three types of wars in this unlimited war. The first war is public opinion and media war. If you successfully refute the CCP narrative, CCP will try to diminish your credibility and it will be blocked by a great firewall. Hollywood tries not to oppose the CCP narrative to avoid blocking. You can no longer find Chinese villains in Hollywood movies. Anything that can shape public opinion. The second war is psychological warfare. For example, they constantly run large-scale military exercises off the coast of Taiwan and fear that the entire country will be obedient. The third war is a legal war. The United States tried to ban WeChat, but all of a sudden, a group of WeChat users started fighting in courts where the ban was against freedom of speech. The CCP will effectively use the US legal framework, but if it doesn’t work to your advantage, it will completely ignore it.
The second way is intelligence. CCP collects information in two ways. Signal intelligence and human intelligence. Tiktok and WeChat are signal intelligence. I have tremendous respect for what India did when Indian soldiers were killed at the border and blocked Chinese aid. India understands inclusive power, and China shows an attempt to increase inclusive power with Tiktok and WeChat. They try to use these applications to control public opinion. In Tiktok, for example, Trump ads or videos are not displayed to people, and Joe Biden’s video is displayed. If you have a company in China due to a strong firewall, you will need to communicate using WeChat so that CCP can access all your information. Where resources are sourced, what they sell, intellectual property, and the U.S. State Intelligence Commissioner can eventually use them to steal or clone companies and replace them in the marketplace. Human intelligence component. Chinese female spies belong to the intelligence community and have worked with several of the mayors of the Midwest, who are close friends with the Democratic representatives, Russia’s biggest supporters. Finding and embedding the system’s soft spots has been a long-term approach. She enrolled in an American college, volunteered for a democratic campaign, and later became a fundraising event. The Communist Party of China has a very specific goal of developing national comprehensive power by truly embedding itself in money, focus, people, and all systems and aspects of human life, which is a very real threat to all of us.
National Geographic Young Explorer’s freelance journalist Aadil Brar talked about the state media and her role in the Chinese system. There is no word for’propaganda’ in Chinese. The closest word to find’promotion’. State media outlets use journalism in disseminating information. There is a certain class of state media. CCP always controls these media. President Xi Jing has internationalized state media to change the worldview of China. There are more than 200,000 journalists in China, and more than half of them work for official broadcasters. These reporters play an important role in information gathering and elections. Most reports are not broadcast and are used for information gathering. Experts say that these reports and analyzes are written in a way that party officials can read, and that there is a difference between what is collected and what is disclosed. According to some estimates, in 2015, the CCP set a budget of $400 million per year for propaganda. We don’t know the exact budget spent on propaganda, but from open source analysis and what we know, we can say that the budget has increased significantly since 2015.
Dipanjay Roy Chaudhury, diplomatic editor of Economic Times Foreign and Strategic Affairs, said China is imitating various national methods to conduct espionage activities. They infiltrate the Chinese diaspora in various countries and try to control the dynamics of the region. They tried to provide journalists with luxurious tours or to control journalists from local countries to the descendants of journalists. None of the espionage activities are unique to China and have been copied from several countries, but they have managed to master them.
The CCP attempted espionage tactics in India. Confucius Institute did not succeed in the Chinese Communist Narrative in India. The Chinese Communist Party also tried to infiltrate Indian think tanks, but failed. Corporate or diplomatic attempts to infiltrate India have also failed. Kolkata was ruled by Marxist parties for many years, but the infiltration was very slight and very little was there.