China's communist leaders view the United States as their main enemy and are working in Asia and around the world to undermine U.S. alliancesBill Gertz quotes a former Chinese diplomat as saying. (Read also Gertz's Chinese Dragon Awakens, in two parts.)
Chen Yonglin, until recently a senior political officer at the Chinese Consulate in Sydney, Australia, said in an interview that China also is engaged in large-scale intelligence-gathering activities in the United States that, in the past, netted large amounts of confidential U.S. government documents from agents.echoing what I wrote four years ago.
…Mr. Chen said the danger of a war over Taiwan is growing
"That is possible as Chinese society is getting more unstable," he said. "Once any serious civil disobedience occurs, the government may call for a war across the Taiwan Strait to gather [political] strength from people."