The newest addition to Xi Jinping’s Dream Team is Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the new U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. During her recent confirmation hearing before the Senate she assured Senators she would take a tough line on China, but that seems difficult to believe given her past behavior.
What wouldn’t Russia or China give to know how our nation’s leaders might respond to a provocation against Ukraine or Taiwan — or how they might exploit this information to our detriment? That is why those entrusted with our nation’s secrets are bound under penalty of law to protect those secrets. And it is why we cannot normalize leaks of those secrets.
Colin Kahl came to this administration from a stint at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, which has troubling ties to the CCP. Such entities, part of China’s United Front activities, focus on coopting foreign elites and are a dime a dozen now in the United States. Our policies have made the Chinese rich, and that wealth has bought a lot of influence.
In this role as the new CIA Director, Williams Burns will head an organization confronting an increasingly active and aggressive Chinese spy apparatus. Unfortunately, Burns, like so many other Biden appointees, is also quite possibly compromised by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Given that Blinken appears to have been part of Chinese United Front efforts to influence American policy for some time now, why would anyone ever think he would want to oppose Xi Jinping and his cronies? As Director of the Penn Biden Center, Blinken presided over an entity that was funded in large measure by the Chinese and which seems to have been dedicated primarily to pushing Chinese propaganda inside the United States.
Despite tough talk on China, the Biden administration’s actions have shown they will do the opposite. Rather than pushing China out of the Middle East or Africa, the Biden team welcomes Chinese expansion in these areas, and believes in the old failed “win-win” approach of cooperation with the CCP which threatens international security and undermines our alliances.
Here’s a key question not yet asked at Julie Su’s Senate confirmation hearing: how would she address Xinjiang? Will she stand up to Communist China? Su was championed for an appointment in the Biden administration by the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), a Beijing-aligned labor group.
Mayor of Boston and Biden Administration nominee for Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh has a troubling history with pro-Beijing organizations. Could he become Beijing’s friend at the Department of Labor?
One of the keys to staging a revolution is disguising your goals and hiding your true purpose. Any good Maoist understands that you do not necessarily want, particularly early on in the revolutionary process, to reveal your true intent.
Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and her husband own a financial stake in WeChat parent company Tencent Holdings, even as the Commerce Department reviews a ban of the Chinese tech giant.