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Bill Gertz

Bill Gertz

Bill Gertz is a national security correspondent for The Washington Times. He has been with The Times since 1985.

He is the author of eight books, four of them national best-sellers. His latest book, "Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China's Drive for Global Supremacy," reveals details about the growing threat posed by the People's Republic of China. He is also the author of the ebook "How China's Communist Party Made the World Sick."

Mr. Gertz also writes Inside the Ring, a weekly column that chronicles the U.S. national security bureaucracy.

Mr. Gertz has been a guest lecturer at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.; the Central Intelligence Agency in Virginia; the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington; and the Brookings Institution in Washington. He has participated in the National Security Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

He studied English literature at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., and journalism at George Washington University. He is married and has two daughters.

He can be reached at bgertz@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Bill Gertz

In this file photo, Peng Shuai, of China, returns a shot to Maria Sakkari, of Greece, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships on Aug. 29, 2019, in New York. Sexual affair allegations made by Ms. Peng against a former member of the Chinese Politburo's standing committee are the latest sign of increased tensions among senior party leaders in Beijing, according to American specialists on China and the ruling Chinese Communist Party. (AP Photo/Michael Owens, File)  **FILE**

Missing Chinese tennis star linked to Xi, Beijing power struggles

Revelations of a sordid sexual affair and abuse made by a leading female Chinese tennis pro against a former member of the Chinese Politburo's standing committee are the latest sign of increased tensions among senior party leaders in Beijing, according to American specialists on China and the ruling Chinese Communist Party. Published November 20, 2021

In this Sept. 14, 2021, photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., questions Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Drew Angerer/Pool via AP) **FILE**

Rubio blocks nominee for U.S. ambassador to China

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has blocked a confirmation vote for President Biden's nominee to be ambassador to China over concerns the Biden administration is reverting to conciliatory policies toward Beijing. Published November 18, 2021

President Joe Biden, left, speaks as he meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping, on screen, from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden accedes to another Chinese demand on media

The Biden administration has given in to a Chinese government demand, reversing curbs imposed on officials working for Chinese state-controlled media outlets in the United States that were put in place by the Trump administration. Published November 17, 2021

In this file photo, China's military personnel perform near a display showing the navy's aircraft carrier in a segment of a gala show ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing on Monday, June 28, 2021. China’s military has carried out a test of a bomb designed to destroy U.S. Navy bases and civilian ports, setting off an underwater explosion in simulating an attack at a Chinese naval port on a “hostile high-piled wharf,” the state-run Global Times reported Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) ** FILE **

Chinese military now set for invasion of Taiwan, says Hill commission

China's military now is capable of a full-scale invasion of Taiwan and has added new missiles and amphibious ships to the People's Liberation Army for an attack on the island democracy, according to the latest annual report of a congressional China commission. Published November 17, 2021

In this file photo, China's military personnel perform near a display showing the navy's aircraft carrier in a segment of a gala show ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing on Monday, June 28, 2021. China’s military has carried out a test of a bomb designed to destroy U.S. Navy bases and civilian ports, setting off an underwater explosion in simulating an attack at a Chinese naval port on a “hostile high-piled wharf,” the state-run Global Times reported Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) ** FILE **

China tests port-destroying bomb

China's military recently carried out a test of a bomb designed to destroy U.S. Navy bases and civilian ports. Published November 10, 2021

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks via video link to leaders at the G20 Summit from Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. President Xi has been absent from the Group of 20 summit in Rome and global climate talks in Scotland, drawing criticism from U.S. President Joe Biden and questions about China's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. (Yue Yuewei/Xinhua via AP)

Pentagon details China info war on U.S.

China is engaged in influence operations targeting U.S. society aimed at building support for the communist nation's policies and strategies, according to the Pentagon's latest annual report on the Chinese military. Published November 3, 2021

A security person moves journalists away from the Wuhan Institute of Virology after a World Health Organization team arrived for a field visit in Wuhan in China's Hubei province on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. The WHO team is investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic has visited two disease control centers in the province. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Loss of Chinese agents undercuts U.S. COVID-19 origin probe

American intelligence agencies remain unable to pinpoint the source of the COVID-19 pandemic without Beijing government help -- a sign spy services continue to suffer from the wholesale loss of Chinese informants more than a decade ago. Published November 2, 2021

President Donald Trump speaks near a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Alamo, Texas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump presidential commission weighed $10 trillion from China for pandemic damage

President Trump, before the 2020 election, considered setting up a blue-ribbon panel of experts to study the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic along with seeking as much as $10 trillion in reparations from Beijing for the damage, according to a book by former White House aide Peter Navarro. Published November 2, 2021

In this June 24, 2020, photo, soldiers from China's People's Liberation Army march toward Red Square during the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. Chinese and Russian forces will take part in joint military exercises in southern Russia later in September along with troops from Armenia, Belarus, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan and others, China's defense ministry announced Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) **FILE**

Details of China info war revealed

China's People's Liberation Army plans to conduct extensive non-kinetic warfare operations in any future conflict with the United States, according to an internal PLA report. Published October 27, 2021

In this Nov. 13, 2014, photo, a passenger airliner flies past smokes emitted from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing, China. A coalition of rights groups wants G-20 leaders to take action to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in society, reduce inequality and address climate change. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Climate reports outline Biden administration fears on global warming

Small increases in global average temperatures since the 1800s pose risks of increased political instability in the developing world, possible food and water shortages, and potentially more military competition in the Arctic but do not represent existential threats to humankind, according to a series of government climate reports that the Biden administration made public Thursday. Published October 21, 2021

A man visits a hacker community website at a house in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Indonesian authorities have found no evidence that the country's main intelligence service's computers were compromised, after a U.S.-based private cybersecurity company alerted them of a suspected breach of its internal networks by a Chinese hacking group, an official said. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana) **FILE**

New internet protocol to boost China state hacking

The Chinese government recently announced it now leads the world in upgrading its wired infrastructure, and security analysts are warning the new Internet Protocol Version 6 will only increase the danger from Beijing's state hacking operations. Published October 20, 2021