By Jianli Yang & Lianchao Han – Apr 13, 2022

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in February, communist China has joined forces with Moscow in its domestic and global disinformation campaigns to blame the United States for the chaos. In fact, Beijing has been waging information warfare against the U.S. for years, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Over the past several weeks, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has made every effort to churn the rumor mill and spread blatant lies to downplay Russia’s aggression and war crimes.

The Chinese government’s massive network—made up of state officials, state media and an army of paid Chinese netizens (sometimes called the “50 Cent Army”)—has disseminated Russia’s fabricated claims about its invasion and occupation of Ukraine. In addition, the Chinese government and its cohorts have cleverly repackaged Russia’s lies, adding feigned nuance or depth to them, essentially making the CCP a willing conspirator of the Kremlin… [Continue Reading]