China: A CCP-Driven Global Threat Actor



The newly released IntSights analytics report, “The Dark Side of China: The Evolution of a Global Cyber Power,” makes the case that the country is a force to be reckoned with. The piece emphasizes the role played by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in unleashing the restrictions within China to “take what it needs.”

The conclusion is consistent with the analysis by Huang Xianghuai of the CCP Central Committee Party School in his essay, “Emphasizing and Strengthening the Party’s Ideological Work.” In his report, translated and released in August by the Center for Strategic International Studies, he bluntly details how the external messaging and the internal messaging of the CCP are at odds with each other. The former calls for peace and harmony, while the latter colors the relationship with the outside world in dark tones.

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