A national defense analyst says China is effectively using the coronavirus pandemic to make gains in its ideological war with the West.
Bob Maginnis, author of Alliance of Evil and a senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council, says for more than a decade, China has been at war with the West, especially the United States, on four fronts: Cyber, economic, arms and technology, and ideological. He believes Beijing's activities in the wake of the pandemic crisis have demonstrated their aims and perhaps potential gains. For one thing, China has been effective in its misinformation campaign regarding its responsibility for the virus.
"That is one of the battlefields of today," says Maginnis. "The fact that they hid the COVID-19 virus and the seriousness of it and suppressed those who were trying to get the word out is just part of the psychological warfare that we're facing with the Chinese."
Maginnis was in the Pacific area last month dealing with these issues.
"It is pervasive, it is serious, it is global, and it is past time that we hold the Chinese Communists in Beijing accountable for their nefarious activities on many fronts," the author insists, "This one may be the one that tips us over the cliff and causes us to actually take some meaningful action."
China's Communist Party, under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, aims to be the world's dominant power by 2050, economically and militarily. That, says Maginnis, should be a wake-up call to every freedom-loving American.