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Influence Operations: Chinese Political Warfare in East Asia and Beyond
October 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Project 2049 Institute and The Heritage Foundation cordially invite you to the following conference
Chinese Political Warfare in East Asia and Beyond
In 2015, China’s military modernization efforts and its assertive activities in the East and South China Seas dominate public discourse on China’s growing influence. While these developments are usually viewed through a military lens, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)’s activities should be considered and examined as an instrument of statecraft to achieve specific political outcomes as a form of political warfare. Chinese political warfare and influence operations actively target foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals to shape their perceptions and behavior. Driven by its political goals, Chinese influence operations are a centerpiece of PRC’s overall foreign policy and military strategy.
This conference will bring together a panel of experts to focus on the characteristics of Chinese political warfare and will identify key political goals and tactics in its influence operations towards specific targets in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
Director, Asian Studies Center, Heritage Foundation
Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
Executive Director, Project 2049 Institute
Chinese Influence Operations in the Asia-Pacific Region and Beyond
Research Associate, Project 2049 Institute
Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, Heritage Foundation
Deputy Secretary-General, Tainan City Government in Taiwan
President and CEO, Project 2049 Institute
Congressman J. Randy Forbes
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