China has vested interest in American policy making. Shocker. According to a Congressional commission to examine the matter, their influence is broad and deepening. From the Free Beacon, the Chinese infiltration of America’s elite research institutions is well documented, stating that:
The report said the Johns Hopkins School of Advance International Studies, a major foreign policy education and analysis institute, has received funding from Tung Chee-hwa, a vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the party group that directs the United Front Work Department and includes a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, the collective dictatorship that rules China.
Their reach is not limited to simple funding; they’ve been recruiting actively through any means possible. The article goes on to say:
Chinese intelligence agents also work with the United Front Work Department to recruit students who are then called on to curtail universities’ discussion of China.
China targets students through 142 Chinese Students and Scholars Associations (CSSA) in the United States.
The associations “routinely coordinate with the Chinese government and … have been involved in the suppression of free speech and the harassment, intimidation, and surveillance of Chinese student activists,” the report said, noting “Chinese intelligence officers posted in diplomatic facilities are the primary point of contact for CSSA members.”
United Front operations also are active in the Confucius Institutes—Chinese government-funded centers that are used for influence and intelligence activities.
Confucius Institutes are located on hundreds of American campuses and are used to “advance Beijing’s preferred narrative and subvert important academic principles such as institutional autonomy and academic freedom.”
As anyone who’s walked around any campus recently knows, the fruit is ripe for the picking. There’s no shortage for useful idiots on both sides of the lectern to act as a diversion for the real objectives. And our own political correctness has allowed prevention of calling out the obvious, such as the Chinese billionaire who outright stole research from Duke University. And considering the longstanding partnership the Chicoms have had with the Democrat party, its not surprising when you an entire generation of Federal bureaucracy viewing the Chinese model as one for the future of the United States. At least the Democrats are honest about it. Former Speaker of the House John Boehner, among many notable others, has been spending his retirement time on the Chinese dime:
as a strategic adviser to clients in the U.S. and abroad, and will focus on global business development.” Boehner helped lead the effort to grant China most favored trading nation status in the late 1990s.
And they’re only getting started. Good thing there’s no 75kw station to relay communications to the action cells. They are just getting warmed up and the Chinese sphere of influence is quite strong in South and Central America, with the left wing candidates who were ousted in the 80s and 90s returning to power along with new populist faces. Venezuela is just one example of the shift in hegemony and its a sign of much bigger things to come.
If you’re not training there’s no time like the present. It’s going to matter.