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China Now Has a Flying Propaganda Machine

...If China ever attacked Taiwan, psyops—and, more specifically, the Gaoxin-7 planes—would probably play a major role in the fighting. The PLA “would likely seek to broadcast disinformation and propaganda across Taiwanese military networks, spreading confusion and encouraging Taiwanese troops to desert or surrender,” Jim Thomas, John Stillion, and Iskander Rehman wrote in a 2014 report for the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a Washington, D.C., think tank. “PLA psychological operations might also be conducted by air, with the transmission of media from the recently-fielded Gaoxin-7,” Thomas, Stillion, and Rehman added...

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