The Kremlin’s disinformation playbook goes to Beijing. China has abandoned its low profile for a high-stakes strategy

The Kremlin’s disinformation playbook goes to Beijing. China has abandoned its low profile for a high-stakes strategy

This article was originally published by the Brookings Institution and is part of its Order from Chaos series. The authors are Jessica Brandt and Torrey Taussig.

The coronavirus pandemic is highlighting a stark and growing competition between democratic and authoritarian governments. As the U.S. and Europe struggle to contain the virus at home, Russia and China are seizing the moment to enhance their international influence through information operations. Moscow and Beijing have long aimed to weaken the United States, blunt the appeal of democratic institutions, and sow divisions across the West. Their goals in this crisis are no different. The article is here: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/05/19/the-kremlins-disinformation-playbook-goes-to-beijing/?utm_campaign=Brookings%20Brief&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email

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