The Chinese government used the spread of the novel coronavirus as a political weapon, and in the pandemic has pushed its “China Model” of government as the main method for handling the outbreak. To learn more about this we’ve invited to speak with us Gen. Robert Spalding, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute.
About Robert Spalding
Robert Spalding is a national security strategist and a globally recognized expert on Chinese economic competition and influence. He retired from the US Air Force as a brigadier general. He is a former pilot of the B-2 Stealth Bomber, as well as former director for strategic planning at the National Security Council in the White House. He was the chief architect for the widely praised National Security Strategy.
Robert has lived in Mainland China, both as an Olmsted Scholar and as the senior defense official at the US Embassy in Beijing, and traveled extensively throughout Asia. He is fluent in Mandarin. During the 2016 UUV Incident, Robert averted a diplomatic crisis by negotiating with the Chinese PLA for the return of the UUV, without the aid of a translator.
Robert is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C.
STEALTH WAR: HOW CHINA TOOK OVER WHILE AMERICA’S ELITE SLEPT is an executive summary of the last six years of Robert’s effort to combat the influence of the Chinese Communist Party in America and around the world.