Washington Post Report on China Strategy To Target and Influence State and Local Officials

“The ruling Chinese Communist Party has long had a strategy of using “the local to surround the center”Amidst fresh warnings to Congress by FBI Director Chris Wray about CCP hackers targeting American infrastructure and preparing to “wreak havoc and cause real-world harm to American citizens and communities,” a new Washington Post report details China’s strategy of targeting state and local officials to get around tensions in Washington.  The January 30 story examines the escalating risk of ground-level connections undermining national policy or even disrupting the democratic process. New Zealand University of Canterbury Professor Marie Brady, who focuses on Chinese influence operations, told the Post the ruling Chinese Communist Party has long had a strategy of using “the local to… Read More