The American Security Institute
The American Security Institute educates Americans about the often-hidden influence of the Chinese Communist Party in the United States. National security experts have deemed Communist-controlled China to be the biggest strategic threat to the United States in the 21st century. The organization’s expanded China Owns US campaign was launched in June of 2020.
The original goal of the ChinaOwnsUs.com campaign was to raise awareness of the Chinese Communist Party expanding its “soft power” by controlling American film production and distribution. The result was a revision of U.S. government oversight and approval of the foreign ownership of critical domestic assets. That revision was realized through the expanded authority of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Passed in 2018, this was the first major reform of CFIUS since 2007. The expanded campaign comes at a time when it is critical to understand how Chinese influence has expanded in the United States, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not intended to serve as an extended critique of Chinese communism. Nor is it intended to criticize China for its foreign policy activities outside of the United States, such as the Chinese Communist Party’s support for North Korea or its weaponization of artificial islands in the South China Sea. Instead, our objective is to present a readable digest of information on how China, in many aspects, owns the United States.