Very interesting viewpoint. Long but worth watching:
Freeze their assets in your country.Not a bad round-up of 21st C hybrid warfare.
'Warfare has changed. China gets it. Russia gets it. The West is struggling to come to grips with it.
'It’s no longer just about combat jets, warships and boots on the ground. It’s about inducing disorder. It’s about undermining authority, trust and the rule of law. It’s about destabilising one’s opponent from within to win a war without firing a shot.
'In 2003 Beijing outlined this ‘three warfares’ idea in its Political Work Guidelines of the People’s Liberation Army strategy. First, there is media and public opinion warfare. Beijing’s “wolf-warrior” diplomats, state-run media and carefully placed “agents of influence” are heavily engaged on this front. The second front seeks to exert influence over foreign domestic decision making and policies towards China. The third front attempts to shape international and foreign domestic laws to support Beijing’s agendas. Together they represent all-out doctrinal warfare.
“Here, the hostile forces are not heavily armed soldiers threatening to attack China’s territory, but liberal democratic ideals and their corollaries – constitutional democracy, universal values, individual rights, economic liberalism, free media – which have been identified by the CCP as deadly ‘perils’,” writes Lowy Institute senior fellow Nadège Rolland. “In sum: Whoever rules the words rules the world.”
Wasn't meant to turn into a PRC v Oz thread, but as we're on that road ...Freeze their assets in your country.
Stop allowing their container ships to come alongside in your ports.
Play them at their game and stop pretending that ' they are nice guys really, and its all going to be all right'.