A 20-Year-Old Book Suggests China Is Already Quietly at WAR Against Us

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October 14, Chinese President Xi Jinping appeared in Chaozhou City on a visit to the Marine Corps in the Southern province of Guangdong. He addressed the soldiers there and urged them to “maintain a state of high alert” and “put all [their] minds and energy on preparing for war.”

He urged soldiers to be “absolutely loyal” and “reliable” in these times. Jinping did not elaborate on why he needed to voice those words now. He has also recently made and delivered more aggressive and direct statements by CCP members and even Chinese military members.

Why would Chinese President Xi urge soldiers to prepare for war?

It may surprise many readers that the Chinese President would be so bold as to suggest that war is on the horizon. After all, it’s undeniable that the United States, Western Europe, and the United Nations built China from the blood-soaked nation of Communist horror that it was into the industrial powerhouse that it is today.

Western nations, particularly the United States, did so by sending essential manufacturing jobs to China. The U.N. allowed China to join the WTO as a “developing” nation. That description still maintains today. Despite all the international assistance China has received in building itself up to today’s powerhouse, China has always preferred to play the long game. Preparing to become the leader of the world’s affairs and eventually even dominate the United States.

Is China on the verge of becoming the world’s superpower?

 After the United States squandered its credibility, economy, and manpower in wars overseas, it seems even more likely China will do just that. The United States’ struggles may be just the opening China needs to advance the Made in China 2025 strategy, an attempt to become the world’s superpower in technology, manufacturing, and cybertechnology. Part of their strategy is to buy up Western businesses.

While the West has been shipping jobs overseas, even manufacturing sectors that are important to national security like medical supplies, China is poised to assume its global standard-bearer role. China has been preparing to take the United States down for at least twenty years.

Since ancient times, China has been known for its military philosophies.

Unrestricted Warfare,” the book written by two Chinese colonels, Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui, focuses on how China can defeat an opponent seen as technologically superior, such as the United States.

Keep in mind Unrestricted Warfare was written in 1999, before China’s leap forward in technological and military development. Still, the book does not focus on direct military vs. military war doctrine but a victory with the absence of military involvement. Keep in mind this book and its description of these tactics was written twenty years ago. (An updated version was made available in 2017, but is only available on Kindle in the United States. in Europe, however, you can also buy the updated version in paperback or hardcover.)

What are some of these 20-year-old methods mentioned?

Trade War – “Some of the means used include: the use of domestic trade law on the international stage; the arbitrary erection and dismantling of tariff barriers; the use of hastily written trade sanctions; the imposition of embargoes on exports of critical technologies; the use of the Special Section 301 law; and the application of most-favored-nation (MFN) treatment, etc., etc. Anyone of these means can have a destructive effect that is equal to that of a military operation.”

Notice that the authors mention trade wars, which are taking place today between China and the U.S. A “trade war” became a necessity if one wanted to claw back the jobs sent to China decades ago since China would not let them go back willingly. It also points out how removing tariffs and “Most-Favored-Nation” trade status used as weapons.

Financial War – What is more, such a defeat on the economic front precipitates a near-collapse of the social and political order. The casualties resulting from the constant chaos are no less than those resulting from a regional war, and the injury done to the living social organism even exceeds the injury inflicted by a regional war.

Many have suggested that WWIII would be an economic one. China was clearly paying attention to the Western tactics used worldwide then (and currently still being used) to destroy sovereign governments who refused to follow Washington’s dictates. Today’s China has been hard at work with the same tactics, creating its version of the book’s foundations. 

Terrorism – Due to the limited scale of a traditional terror war, its casualties might well be fewer than the casualties resulting from a conventional war or campaign. Nevertheless, a traditional terror war carries a stronger flavor of violence. Moreover, in terms of its operations, a traditional terror war is never bound by any of the traditional rules of the society at large. From a military standpoint, then, the traditional terror war is characterized by the use of limited resources to fight an unlimited war.

This characteristic invariably puts national forces in an extremely unfavorable position even before War breaks out, since national forces must always conduct themselves according to certain rules and therefore are only able to use their unlimited resources to fight a limited war.

Many terrorist organizations and attacks, such as the simultaneous attacks on the U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam are mentioned in this portion of the book. Also mentioned are terrorists using new high technologies combined with their other methods. The authors even said these new technologies would evolve into superweapons.  

Terrorism and urban warfare described in these paragraphs may have seemed impossible to create on a massive scale in the United States before and even after 9/11. However, decades of economic decay, destruction of the family unit, degradation of the education system, mainstream media, and social media outlets have combined to create the perfect storm for violence. One need only look as far as the recent battles in most major American cities’ streets to see that such urban warfare and abject chaos are beginning to take hold in the United States. 

Ecological War – Ecological War refers to a new type of non-military warfare in which modern technology is employed to influence the natural state of rivers, oceans, the crust of the earth, the polar ice sheets, the air circulating in the atmosphere, and the ozone layer. By methods such as causing earthquakes and altering precipitation patterns, the atmospheric temperature, the composition of the atmosphere, sea level height, and sunshine patterns, the earth’s physical environment is damaged or an alternate local ecology is created. Perhaps before very long, a man-made El Nino or La Nina effect will become yet another kind of superweapon in the hands of certain nations and/or non-state organizations.

This one is interesting. The Chinese military knows and is willing to speak openly about a human-made superweapon used to damage the earth. Meanwhile, Western governments continue to claim this is “conspiracy theory” nearly twenty years on.

Are there any other tactics mentioned?

Psychological War – “Spreading rumors to intimidate the enemy and break down his will” (Example)

Smuggling War – “Throwing markets into confusion and attacking economic order”

Media War – “Manipulating what people see and hear in order to lead public opinion along” (Example)

Drug War – “obtaining sudden and huge illicit profits by spreading disaster in other countries”

Network War – “Venturing out in secret and concealing ones identity in a type of warfare that is virtually impossible to guard against” (Example)

Technological War – “creating monopolies by setting standards independently”

Fabrication War – “presenting a counterfeit appearance of real strength before the eyes of the enemy”

Resources War – “grabbing riches by plundering stores of resources”

Economic Aid War – “bestowing favor in the open and contriving to control matters in secret”

Cultural War – “leading cultural trends along in order to assimilate those with different views” (Example)

International Law War – “seizing the earliest opportunity to set up regulations”

China is contributing and benefiting from America’s chaos

Brandon Turbeville warned of these strategies in his articles, where he pointed out the Chinese long game. Like the United States, it is a game of empire, but it is the tortoise instead of the hare.

China has finally seen the finish line. America is burning its credibility overseas with each bombed dropped, and it is wasting its valuable resources in the process. It is drumming up hatred and driving developing nations into the arms of China as it threatens and proceeds to overthrow sovereign governments.

Though improving under the Trump administration’s meager implementation of Americanist policies, its economy is a shell of its former self. The American people are more divided than ever, thanks to the insidious mainstream corporate media.

Has a war started without a shot being fired?

China did not cause any of this, but we have to be smart enough to realize that it is and will continue to benefit them and they will take advantage of it.

As an American, watch nearly every aspect of the tactics listed in the “Unrestricted Warfare” book take shape before your eyes and ask yourself, “Has the potential war with China already quietly started without the shooting?” 

Robert Wheeler

Robert Wheeler

Robert Wheeler has been quietly researching world events for two decades. After witnessing the global network of NGOs and several 'Revolutions' they engineered in a number of different countries, Wheeler began analyzing current events through these lenses.

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  • “The central committee believes, as long as we resolve the United States problem at one blow, our domestic problems will all be readily solved. Therefore, our military battle preparation appears to aim at Taiwan, but in fact is aimed at the United States, and the preparation is far beyond the scope of attacking aircraft carriers or satellites.
    – Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Wei Fenghe

    In short, China wants the land of the U.S.A and its resources.


  • The Chinese issue has been an ignored “at our peril” – Freda Utley’s works will answer part of the question, while the Communist underpinnings in the prior administrations is worth noting. Particularly “Marshells”
    continued confusion concerning intent. Utley was a “Communist’ who recognized the deceit –
    Her book, “The China Story” is very specific on details, and dis-heartening.

    As an old retired Military Analyst, there is another and equal threat to our survival and that is the CFR- In this case I built a Powerpoint to illustrate the linage – They are the ultimate “Global Hub” and are using the U.N as “Brown Shirts” –

    Here is the CFR powerpoint, if you have and questions, you have my E mail.

    1. CFR – https://www.slideshare.net/RobertPowell7/sordid-history-of-the-cfr-ruthless-global-governance-hub

    LT. Robert K. Powell GDO ( Ret. )

  • China learned this year that they can start a war with us and we aren’t even aware. Why use bombs and bullets when you can unleash a microscopic virus?

    • Yes, and in doing so, pit Americans against each other for every little thing related to COVID. In addition, the Marxist views permeating America that pit Americans against each other against issues that aren’t even there……

  • I guess when you follow the dots, you can finally understand why most major news outlets and big tech companies sing the same progressive song. So much for the benefits of a single silent partner with very deep pockets and a very powerful military. Nothing is free. They are coming to collect. Didn’t Sun Tzu say in “The Art of War” to win the war without a fight is the greatest victory.

  • China needs to make sure they can feed their people,recover from their own agricultural problems what with flooding,drought,locusts,a major dam that may collapse,growing popular discontent,corruption throughout the CCP ranks.

  • … dunno. china’s debt ponzi is far bigger than the fed’s united states ponzi. they’re entirely dependent on imports and still can’t resolve overseas transactions without the federal reserve debt dollar system. the chinese people dislike the chinese communist party ruling class families and tolerate them only because of the unending economic progress, but if that ends then the entire country will fall to desperate infighting immediately – and formal conflict with the u.s. will end that economic progress. so before they can defeat the u.s. they’ll have to stand as a world superpower independently and alone. but their culture, present system, and present circumstances simply don’t and can’t support that. so they’re stuck.

  • The problem is that the United States is so good that we cannot comprehend true evil even when it is staring us in the face and taunting us. We face a ruthless enemy willing to using trade and economic warfare against us..
    Does the U.S. impose trade embargoes on other countries? well .. there is Iran, Venezuela, and Syria.

    If any country or person tries to import or export food or fuel with those accursed countries, we will fine them and if that doesn’t work we will fine and seize the assets of people who work with them. We are currently extraditing an executive of Huawei from Canada for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran. She has never set foot in the U.S. but we are going to throw her in jail because she might have sold telephone equipment to a country we don’t like.
    We bankrupted a company in Mexico for selling food to Venezuela. We seized Venezuelan bank accounts and took CITGO away from them and stopped CITGO from shipping refined gasoline back to Venezuela. We bragged that we stopped oil tankers from going to Venezuela because their owners were scared that we would seize their band accounts in the U.S.

    This is just a tip of the iceberg. Why do we always act like the innocent victim and the aggrieved party. We are totally shameless when it comes to economic warfare, piracy and extortion to crush countries we don’t like. The Chinese studied our Treasury Dept.

    • Everything you write is anti American.
      THIS right here folks is the very example of the warfare being used.
      This one here writes nothing but anti American (imperialist as he says In typical Chinese fashion) articles.
      If China is mentioned in anything they show up with pieces like this.

      They still lack the logistics to maneuver the military but that will change eventually.

      By the time they do accomplish it they are hoping we have torn ourselves down and won’t fight. Let’s face it most of the “protesters” can’t fight irregardless of side. None of the criminal looters will fight because as scavengers they believe they will survive equally in every society. The colleges are teaching nothing but anti American. The federal workforce took a hard left the last 5 yrs of training. All the influencers such as music, sports and actors are preaching anti values. Several of our own politicians are financially in bed with them and it takes cleaning up.
      Those willing to fight are shrinking. Even on preparedness sites everyone just teaches run n hide. Survivalist stood for something preppers just wanna “let the force pass”.

      Yeah it’s a threat. China’s strategy is solid. They aren’t the only ones working to chip away at the foundation. This is one that you can’t hide in a bunker till it passes. Y’all best be prepared to put in some work.

      • “They still lack the logistics to maneuver the military but that will change eventually. By the time they do accomplish it they are hoping we have torn ourselves down and won’t fight.”

        well in point of fact the united states is a hollow shell and soon will become irrelevant. if china were 1) patient and wise and 2) well-founded economically then all they’d have to do is wait. but observe how they’re not waiting. they’re patient and wise, but they’re in far worse economic and social trouble than the united states and they know it. they’re behind the failure curve, but catching up very fast, and they know their time is short. their hope is that the u.s. fails, or is driven to failure, before china itself collapses into interesting times.

        • “ well in point of fact the united states is a hollow shell“
          Nah that’s just the media koolaid your drinking

          • “media koolaid”

            unfortunately it is. median age of whites in the united states is 60, and the federal reserve dollar is a debt ponzi scheme that is now peaking. there’s no chance of sustaining the u.s. in its present form, and there’s little chance of preserving any portion of it.

    • “Why do we always act like the innocent victim and the aggrieved party. We are totally shameless when it comes to economic warfare, piracy and extortion to crush countries we don’t like.”

      well ok, sure. but if you don’t like that, wait until other countries are doing it – you’ll really not like that and you’ll wish for the days when it was just the united states doing it.

  • China does not have to wage war, economic or military, to see the US collapse in failure. America is doing a fine job of destroying itself. I can picture Xi and Putin sitting in front of a large TV watching the US news. They clink their glasses of champagne and laugh heartily.

  • https://jrnyquist.blog/2019/09/11/the-secret-speech-of-general-chi-haotian/

    In this long speech given to the CCP by their then Defense Minister, the initial use of a bioweapon and economic warfare against the US was mentioned. That before all out warfare, including nukes. I believe they are funding some of our internal problems now. This in conjunction with those in our government who share the same goal…our defeat. We must prosecute the seditionist traitors here. Joe Biden intended to destroy our oil industry / American jobs meanwhile doing energy deals with the CCP, Russia and others to profit for himself. THIS is treasonous but where is the FBI and Attorney General Barr???

  • Around 15 years ago (really? That long ago? Where did the time go?) a shipping container was opened in Oakland to check if what was listed on the bill of lading was the same as the contents. They weren’t. Customs checked only about one in fifty containers, and this was the lucky one in fifty that was opened. It was from China. It contained 5000 AK-47 machine guns + ammo. Why were the Chinese smuggling in those weapons? How many containers got through? The national news ignored the event, and it quickly disappeared from the local news.

    More recently, other news reports claim that China is not only financially supporting groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa, but now they are also passing out weapons to those groups.

    More recently I read reports that a couple of shipments of lowers that change AR-15 sporting rifles to M-16 machine guns have been intercepted inside the U.S. Those too came from China. Who are getting those?

    So is China trying to foment full-blown civil war within the U.S. so that when they invade, we have already defeated ourselves? That they won’t need to send more than a million to a million and a half troops to finish us off?

    With the Chinese tradition of the “Mandate of Heaven” for the rulers of the country, connected with how well the people do, do the communist leaders fear revolt as food shortages are starting to happen in China? Therefore, to take the people’s mind off the deteriorating situation at home, they will get involved with foreign adventurism?

    The Chinese communists were hoping to have traitors in government disarm the public before they invaded, but have they run out of time? And we are still armed?

    The article makes a good point the the war has already started, that soon the next step is the shooting war.

    • “With the Chinese tradition of the “Mandate of Heaven” for the rulers of the country, connected with how well the people do, do the communist leaders fear revolt as food shortages are starting to happen in China? Therefore, to take the people’s mind off the deteriorating situation at home, they will get involved with foreign adventurism?”

      doesn’t seem likely – any kind of active conflict will immediately create new and exacerbate ongoing food shortages in china. doesn’t mean they won’t try it – the chinese communist party ruling class families would readily toss away 200-300 million chinese to retain power. the only question might be can they limit it to just 200-300 million.

      lots of good questions.

  • I have posted the following “rules” in the past… but this sure seems like a good time to do a re-post. Lots of common sense with subdued humor – maybe “gallows humor”.

    “The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win / cheat if necessary.”

    1. You are not superman or John Wayne.

    2. Suppressive fires — won’t.

    3. If it’s stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid.

    4. Don’t look conspicuous — it draws fire.

    5. When in doubt, empty the magazine.

    6. Never share a fighting hole with anyone braver than you are.

    7. Never forget your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.

    8. If your attack is going really well, you’re in control of the ambush.

    9. No plan ever survives the first contact intact.

    10. All five second grenade fuses will burn down in three seconds.

    11. Try to look unimportant – the bad guys may be low on ammo.

    12. If you are forward of your position, the artillery will fall short.

    13. The enemy diversion you are ignoring is the main attack.

    14. The important things are always simple.

    15. The simple things are always hard.

    16. The easy way is always mined.

    17. If you are short of everything except enemy – you’re in combat.

    18. When you have secured an area, don’t forget to tell the enemy.

    19. Incoming fire has the right-of-way.

    20. No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection.

    21. If the enemy is in range, so are you.

    22. Don’t draw fire; it irritates the people around you.

    23. Radios will fail as soon as you desperately need fire support.

    24. Anything you do can get you shot — including doing nothing.

    25. If you make it too tough for the enemy to get in you can’t get out.

    26. Tracers work BOTH ways.

    27. The only thing as accurate as incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.

    28. Friendly fire – isn’t.

    29. When both sides are convinced they are about to lose, they’re both right.

    30. Professional soldiers are predictable, but the world is full of amateurs.

    31. When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.

    32. “Shoot what’s available, as long as it’s available, until something else becomes available.”

    33. “If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That’s ridiculous. If you have a gun, what in the world do you have to be paranoid about?”

    34. “Don’t shoot fast, shoot good.”

    35. “You can say ‘stop’ or ‘alto’ or use any other word you think will work, but I’ve found that a large bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is pretty much the universal language.”

    36 You have the rest of your life to solve your problems. How long you live depends on how well you do it.

    37. You cannot save the planet but you may be able to save yourself and your family.

    38. There is no possible victory in defense only.

    39. The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.

    40. Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just shoot you.

    41. If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.

    42. An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.

    43. Beware of the man who only has one gun – he probably knows how to use it well.

    44. ‘The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. G. K. Chesterton

    45. People that value their privileges above their principles will soon lose both.

    46. “Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not….” Thomas Jefferson

    47. Never let someone or something that threatens you get within ‘arms length’ of your position and never say “I got a gun.”

    48. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.

    49. Only hits count.

    50. If your shooting stance is good, you’re probably not moving fast enough or using cover correctly.

    51. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. [Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.]

    52. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.

    53.. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.

    54. Accuracy is relative. [Most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on the “pucker factor” rather than the inherent accuracy of the gun.]

    55. Use a weapon that works every time. All skill is in vain when an angel pisses in the flintlock of your musket.

    56. Always have a plan. Always have a back-up plan, because the first one won’t work.

    57. Even back-up plans can become worthless 10 seconds into a combat engagement.

    58. Use cover or concealment as much as possible. The visible target should be in FRONT of your gun.

    59. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

    60. Don’t drop your guard.

    61. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.

    62. Watch their hands. Hands kill. In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them.

    63. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH for as long as it takes.

    64. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

    65. Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

    66. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

    67. Your personal security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.

    68. Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets. If you’re ever killed with your own weapon, it had better be because you were out-numbered by superior forces & firepower, your gun was empty, you were out of ammo, you were held down by at least three goons, your gun was ripped from your hands and THEN, they beat you to death with it.

    • “You are not superman or John Wayne”

      they don’t hear you. lots of people on the right/libertarian fringe are borderline psychopaths. they think that they are smart and have guns and know tactics and that everyone else is a mindless chicken to be picked off at leisure. they don’t think they’re superman or john wayne, they just have trouble grasping that other people exist and shoot back.

  • I suspect heavily (got reasons for that) that China has been actively working since the 70s in the ways to produce genetically modified soldiers.
    Maybe I should write about that. Should I find the link to the video where I learned about the research, I´m writing an article on this…

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