The CCP’s End Game

The CCP's End Game

Protesters burn an American flag during a march along Broadway near 20th Street in demonstration against President-elect Donald Trump in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

Just how much control does the CCP exert over the United States, and what may be at risk? In a 2018 groundbreaking report by Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, leading China scholars, journalists, and foreign policy experts articulated the imminent threat posed by the CCP to the United States. “While Americans are well acquainted with China’s quest for influence through the projection of diplomatic, economic, and military power,” the report states, “we are less aware of the myriad ways Beijing has more recently been seeking cultural and informational influence, some of which could undermine our democratic processes.”

The report goes on to identify “efforts to penetrate and sway” a wide range of American institutions in almost every sphere: “civil society organizations, academic institutions, think tanks, and media.” The report calls out the CCP’s use of “coercive or corrupting methods to pressure individuals and groups and thereby interfere in the functioning of American civil and political life.”

According to internal CCP speeches and documents, the end game is the elimination of the United States as we know it—without firing a shot.


  • Wall Street Journal: China is National Security Threat No. 1 (2020-12-03)
  • The Atlantic: How China Sees the World
  • The Dallas Morning News: China’s takedown of Hong Kong is part of a strategy of world domination
  • Gordon Chang: China’s endgame is 'world domination'


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