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"#GuoWengui ... said in an interview that he has close ties to the Ministry of State Security (MSS), the civilian intelligence service, and the military spy service of the People's Liberation Army (PLA)." #China #MilesKwok freebeacon.com/national-secur…
"'I know the Chinese spy system very, very well,' Guo said .... 'I have information about very minute details about how it operates.'"

Then why hasn't #GuoWengui exposed the Chinese spy system the way he wants to expose rival #CCP factions? #China #MilesKwok
"Guo said he learned about Chinese spy activities from Ma Jian, a former #MSS vice minister, and Ji Shengde, former #PLA military intelligence chief." freebeacon.com/national-secur… #China #MilesKwok
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Struck up a convo w/ what I suspect was a young IC recruit yesterday. They lived abroad in #China, spoke Chinese, called it “#Xinjiang” (not #EastTurkistan), insisted the @USNavy could never challenge the #PLA Navy in the SCS, that the Chinese have no interest in Democracy. 1/3
… & that #China’s rise poses no imminent threat to America. “So you don’t think the #CCP has a plan to supplant the US as the world’s dominant superpower?” “Not in my lifetime,” they insisted. “Really,” I asked, “not even by 2049?” They responding unblinkingly, “oh, no way!” 2/3
… if these are the kind of denialist, can’t-do-attitude types certain intel agencies are now scraping from the bottom of the Ivy League barrel, perhaps #China really will win. Disheartened to see bright young people buy in to orthodox thought that’s been consistently wrong. 3/3
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China will try to avoid military adventurism because of the lesson highlighted by American examples. But in the yrs ahead, it will find itself pulled towards foreign military entanglements because of its rapid expanding interests and footprint around the world.

1/ BRI routes
China's military, #PLA, is increasingly called upon to protect China's interests around the globe, including along the routes of the #BRI with its share of unstable polities. The rapid modernisation of the #PLA will enable China to project power much more effectively

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The combination of the demand for #PLA to project its power in advancing China's interests globally as well as its modernising capabilities mean that the #PLA will be more likely than ever to be pulled into a foreign military entanglement.

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#SUWEIDA: #SAA captures “Mushayrifah School” & “Rahbat Mushayrifah” on Khirbat Al-Umbashi axis during a new operation to eliminate #ISIS cells adjacent to As-Safa volcanic plateau wikimapia.org/m/#lat=33.0552…
BREAKING: #SAA, #SSNP advance 12 km deep into #Suweida desert on Khirbat Al-Umbashi axis, capture “Mushayrifah” hills which overlook Umbashi road amid total #ISIS collapse. #Syria
BREAKING: #SAA, #SSNP capture Wādī ‘Ar’Ar & Rasm Al-Hatitah on Tal Safa - Al-Qasr axis in #Suweida desert from #ISIS. #Suweida #Syria
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