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President Trump imposed travel restrictions in January in anticipation of a potential health crisis, but the limits were criticized by the World Health Organization. (Associated Press/File)

Stats back Trump on virus action

- The Washington Times

Statistics compiled by the Trump administration seem to bear out the president's defense of success as the result of actions taken early in the outbreak -- despite the fact that China had provided damaging false information on the lethality and transmissibility of the disease originating in Wuhan.

A market in Wuhan, China, has been widely reported to be the origin of the outbreak of a bat virus that erupted into a pandemic, but the market in question does not sell bats. (Associated Press)

Coronavirus lab escape theory advances

- The Washington Times

For weeks after the COVID-19 outbreak began, mainstream media outlets, reflecting propaganda themes voiced by the Chinese government, have sought to label public discussion about a laboratory origin of the coronavirus as an unfounded conspiracy theory.

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump backs off 'Chinese virus'

- The Washington Times

President Trump has declared a truce in the war of words with China over Beijing's use of disinformation accusing the United States of spreading the deadly coronavirus pandemic, following a phone call last week with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China is posting propaganda messages about the coronavirus outbreak that it blames the U.S. for helping to spread. (Associated Press/File)

Senators seek stronger anti-propaganda effort

- The Washington Times

Three Republican senators wrote to President Trump this week urging the White House to create a special task force to counter Beijing's false claims that the United States was behind the coronavirus pandemic that began in Wuhan, China.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters after Taliban leaders and U.S. officials signed a peace agreement in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed) ** FILE **

Global engagement secrecy

- The Washington Times

The State Department's Global Engagement Center, a unit set up in 2016 to counter foreign disinformation, has not produced a public report on the topic.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper, accompanied by Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday that China remains the Defense Department's "highest priority." (Associated Press)

Pentagon: China threat increasing

- The Washington Times

The Pentagon's top civilian and military leaders said Wednesday that China has emerged as the most important defense and military challenge faced by the United States.

Adm. Charles A. Richard, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said that he has "seen no indications of any compromise" in the security of America's nuclear stockpile rising out of the SolarWinds hack, which the intelligence community believe is linked to the Russian government. (Associated Press/File)  **FILE**

STRATCOM on China's nuclear buildup

- The Washington Times

The commander of U.S. Strategic Command told Congress recently that China is engaged in a troubling buildup of nuclear forces that could be used to wage regional conflict or to coerce nations in Asia.

President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order aimed at preventing an electronic disruption of systems that rely on accurate precision, navigation and timing. (Associated Press/File)

Trump bolsters targeting technology

- The Washington Times

President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order aimed at strengthening U.S. infrastructure against the disruption of critical services like GPS.

Chinese companies raised $48 billion from American capital markets from 2013 through the end of last year, a Commerce Department official says. (Associated Press/File)

China raising billions in U.S. markets

- The Washington Times

A Commerce Department official warned Congress recently that China is raising billions of dollars in U.S. capital markets and the activity could undermine American security.

The arrests and indictments are the latest in a series of Justice Department actions against Chinese high-tech spying and technology theft. (Associated Press)

Indicted Chinese researcher hid military links

- The Washington Times

A female Chinese military officer was charged with spying while posing as a student at Boston University, but was able to flee the country after FBI agents interviewed her about her links to the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed a trade agreement Wednesday at the White House without any U.S. concessions on the Justice Department's case against Huawei Technologies. (Associated Press)

Huawei not part of trade deal

- The Washington Times

China's efforts to persuade the U.S. government to drop its criminal prosecution of a senior executive of Huawei Technologies, the global telecommunications giant, as part of a partial trade deal were not successful.

President Trump, a master of using social media for information warfare, set off a firestorm with his tweet threatening to attack cultural sites in Iran. (Associated Press/File)

Trump and information warfare

- The Washington Times

Few question that President Trump has emerged as a master of the use of social media to communicate to mass audiences and circumvent traditional media outlets, most of which spend a disproportionate amount of ink and electrons criticizing him. Every tweet by the president triggers news reports and reaction, sometimes at the highest levels of foreign governments.

U.S. infrastructure is vulnerable to devastating electromagnetic pulse attacks. (Associated Press/File)

Countering EMP threat now in law

- The Washington Times

The latest defense authorization bill signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 20 contains new measures requiring the federal government to protect the nation from the danger of nuclear-blast-produced electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks and similar solar-produced electronic disruptions.

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi stepped up Beijing's war of words Friday. At a meeting, he labeled the U.S. the "troublemaker of the world" and falsely accused the U.S. of having a hand in the Hong Kong protests. (Associated Press)

CIA opposed Chinese expulsions

- The Washington Times

The CIA tried to block the expulsion of two Chinese intelligence officers in September who were caught illegally trying to enter a sensitive U.S. military base in Virginia.

In this file photo, then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 11, 2017, while testifying before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on major threats facing the U.S. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

IG faults FBI headquarters-led probe

- The Washington Times

A significant fault of the FBI's ill-fated Russia collusion investigation was the fact that the investigation into the Trump presidential campaign was conducted and led by the FBI headquarters.

China steals U.S.-funded quantum research

- The Washington Times

China has exploited federally funded research at American and other Western universities that is now used in cutting-edge quantum technology being integrated into Beijing's military forces, according to a private intelligence report made public this week.