Webinar | No Drill: The CCP is Preparing for a Shooting War
A CPDC WEBINAR
No Drill: The CCP is Preparing for a Shooting War
To Prevent It, We Better Do the Same
Thursday, March 16, 2023
1:00 -2:15 p.m. ET
In the course of the recently concluded National People’s Congress in Beijing, dictator Xi Jinping and his new Foreign Minister Qin Gong made a point of threatening the United States. Xi specifically accused the U.S. of leading Western countries in “containing, encircling and suppressing China.” For his part, Qin warned that conflict is “inevitable” unless America “changes course.”
Unfortunately, such bellicose rhetoric is being accompanied by actions that are clearly designed to give the CCP the option to wage not only the “unrestricted warfare” in which it has been engaged for decades against our country, but the shooting kind, as well. Publicly evident examples of what should be considered “indicators and warnings” of preparations for violent – and, in all likelihood, preemptive – Chinese action include the following:
Heightened PLA military operations and exercises suggesting a determined effort both to intimidate opponents and enhance the readiness of active duty and reserve forces, paramilitary and supporting “civil-military”-fused industrial assets and infrastructure;
Video of a secret, senior-level mobilization-planning session in Guangdong Province
Chinese hoarding of food, fertilizers, critical minerals and other commodities, equipment, etc. that would be particularly valuable during and after war
Restrictions on supply chains exporting such stuff
Increased activity in Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure that suggests ports, airfields and other assets around the world are being readied to support CCP power-projection
Evidence that it is becoming more difficult to repatriate dollars invested in China
Intensified Chinese espionage and intelligence activity in and over the U.S.
Intensified Chinese elite capture and influence operations inside the U.S.
The next Committee on the Present Danger: China webinar will examine these and related topics – and the necessity for the United States to adopt a war-footing, both to enhance our deterrent to the CCP actually initiating hostilities and, if necessary, to defeat the perpetrators.
The webinar will occur from 1-2:15 p.m. ET today. Register at www.PresentDangerChina.org.
Moderator: Frank Gaffney, Founder and Executive Chairman, Center for Security Policy; Vice Chairman, Committee on the Present Danger: China
Gordon G. Chang, Esq. JD, subject matter expert, Senior Fellow, Gatestone Institute, author, The Coming Collapse of China, essayist, Newsweek, Epoch Times and other outlets – Topic: “Telegraphed Punch: Evidence of the CCP’s Intent to Wage a Shooting War Against America”
Charles “Sam” Faddis, Former Clandestine Service Officer, Central Intelligence Agency; author, Beyond Repair: The Decline and Fall of the CIA; essayist, AndMagazine.com at Substack – Topic: Indicators and Warnings: Why U.S. Intelligence is Dropping the Ball, Again
Kevin Freeman, CFA, Economic warfare expert; host, “Economic War Room with Kevin Freeman”; author, Secret Weapon, Game Plan and According to Plan – Topic: “Key Indicators and Warnings: the CCP’s intensifying Economic Warfare Against America”
Dr. Bradley Thayer, PhD, Director, China Program, Center for Security Policy; co-author, Understanding the China Threat; essayist, The Hill, Epoch Times and other publications – Topic: What America Must Do: Preserve the Peace by Preparing for War”
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