Webinar | Xi Frog-boils His New Cold War: The CCP Heats Up the Western Pacific
A CPDC WEBINAR
Xi Frog-boils His New Cold War:
The CCP Heats Up the Western Pacific
Beijing’s Ominous Island-hopping Sets the Stage for a Shooting War
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
To cook a frog in a pot of water, increase the temperature slowly. That appears to be Chinese Communist dictator Xi Jinping’ recipe as he inexorably rachets up the temperature in his new Cold War in the Pacific.
Xi is pursuing a 21st Century version of the United States’ successful “island-hopping” campaign in World War II. Only where the U.S military was then liberating places like Guadalcanal in the Solomons, the Chinese are seeking to enslave them.
The frog-boiling intensified when the Solomons’ prime minister unilaterally agreed to the stationing of Chinese “police” in his country as part of a new security pact aligning it with Beijing. Other examples include the CCP’s: aggressive confrontations with the Philippine coast guard; threats against Japanese territory; and intensifying intrusions into Taiwan’s air and sea space.
As President Biden heads to the region next month, we must push back – while there’s still an opportunity to deter far worse.
Frank Gaffney, Founder and Executive Chairman, Center for Security Policy; Vice Chairman, Committee on the Present Danger: China
Cleo Paskal – Topic: “The Strategic Importance of the “1st and 2nd Island Chains” and the CCP’s Inroads There
Chris Chappel – “The Battle of Guadacanal 2.0: The New Fight for Freedom in the Solomon Islands”
Colonel Grant Newsham, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) — Topic: “Why ‘Upping Our Game’ Is Not Enough: The Imperative Need to Secure our Rear and Enhance Deterrence in the Western Pacific”
Read More at Committee on the Present Danger: China