(South China Morning Press) Influential military researchers have accused the United States, in a video they helped produce, of using exchanges between American defence officials and the PLA to undermine the state and corrupt officials.

Military experts said the claims threatened to harm exchanges between the two countries and showed the PLA was trying to address the spread of graft within its ranks and the party.

The unusually hardline video in which the military researchers are quoted was produced by the PLA’s National Defence University, based in Beijing, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences along with the army’s General Staff Department.

“The American elites … confidently believe that the best way to disorganise China is to work closely with it, allowing it to gradually become part of the US-led international and political system,” said General Liu Yazhou, the university’s political commissar and one of the video’s producers.

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