China playing out its ‘Three Warfares’ strategy against India in Doklam

To Inform is to Influence

This is how China gained supremacy over the Philippines in the South China Sea, experts say its claim that Bhutan has acceded to its sovereignty in Doklam is part of it….

Chinese Information Warfare from an Indian perspective. 

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By Indrani Bagchi, TNN|

Updated: Aug 13, 2017, 01.35 AM IST

NEW DELHI: Is China playing out its ‘Three Warfares’ strategy against India? Indian strategists who are involved with China in the current Doklam crisis believe China has now fully operationalized this concept and is applying it to the Doklam crisis. 

The Three Warfares

The provenance of the ‘Three Warfares’ is not fully established. But according to sources, in 2003, China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) approved the guiding concepts for “information operations for the PLA, also known as “Three Warfares” (san zhong zhanfa). It was reinforced in 2010. Comprising public opinion/media warfare, psychological warfare and legal warfare, the Three Warfares have been…

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