China uses a military tactic, information warfare, to its fullest potential—outside of wars. It has turned the strategy, which is used to disrupt enemy communication and intelligence, into a global campaign of disinformation to distract and confuse the rest of the world on what to think of the origin of COVID-19.
How does China use information warfare exactly? And more importantly, how does the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) disseminate disinformation about the coronavirus origin or about bringing war to the Taiwan Strait? I spoke to Tang Jingyuan, a China affairs analyst, to learn more about how the Chinese regime operates its propaganda arm and information warfare on COVID-19 in a special in-person interview. Join us for part 1 of a two-part interview to learn more about the inside workings of the CCP.