What it means for the United States and the West.
China has used open-source intelligence to gain a significant information edge over Western countries.
Our secrecy-based tradition ignores that technology has made it so that invaluable intelligence can be uncovered relatively quickly through public information.
Exposing the truth about China is difficult when U.S. interests are so adept at self-censorship.
If its strategy works there, the CCP could decide it will work elsewhere in the Western world.