China Is Openly Infiltrating Our Political System and the American Media Doesn't Seem to Care!
The American media has been liberal for decades, but the utter disregard for the truth that pervades much of the reporting today is something new. With all the alarm over misinformation on the right, little attention has been paid to the much broader form of misinformation that dominant corporate media perpetrates today.
One of the biggest stories of our time is the way Communist China has co-opted so many leading American institutions and individuals. How is it that America, a country committed to human rights, is freely trading with China, a country currently operating slave labor camps? That's a serious and important question, but it's one the media barely addresses.
Many well-intentioned Americans believed that free trade would liberalize China and provide low-cost goods, ultimately helping American families. In reality, free trade fueled Communist China's rise, minus the promise of liberalization. Moreover, these policies left America overly dependent on Chinese-made goods, including key products needed for America's security, its health care and even, astoundingly, its military.
More broadly, the loss of American manufacturing has harmed many formerly thriving American communities and helped upend the American political system. It turns out that free trade theory may not work out when one party is a developed free economy and the other is a mercantilist system marked by corruption and slave labor.
In addition to the American leaders who botched these policies through well-meaning intentions, there are others who were economically or politically conflicted. Many American companies made billions by moving factories to China. Wall Street made even more by financing the whole thing. Some American companies and elite institutions were flat-out co-opted by Chinese interests. The Chinese Communist Party has an organized effort to influence American policymakers and business leaders. Most Americans don't even know they've been targeted by Communist Party operatives. They are drawn in by the potential for financial gain or by a desire to bring the two countries closer together.
The Daily Caller News Foundation's Philip Lenczycki is one of the leading American reporters covering the Chinese Communist Party's influence operations in the United States. With 20 years of experience traveling frequently to China, six years living in China full time, fluency in Mandarin, a master's degree in Chinese language and culture, sources all over China and as the top student at Harvard's Beijing Academy, it's hard to point to a more well-equipped reporter elsewhere in American media.
Lenczycki recently made two astounding discoveries, which he detailed in a series of articles. First, he revealed how California Democratic Rep. Judy Chu served for over a decade as the "honorary president" of an organization whose leadership includes several individuals who've belonged to alleged Chinese intelligence front groups. Lenczycki also revealed how Chu was named "honorary chairwoman" of an alleged Chinese intelligence front group back in 2019.
Second, Lenczycki exposed how Dominic Ng, CEO of East West Bank, who President Joe Biden recently appointed to represent the U.S. at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings, had been a member of at least two groups allegedly linked to Chinese Communist Party intelligence efforts.
Top U.S. leaders associating with groups linked to alleged Chinese intelligence efforts is, of course a huge story, yet the corporate media did not touch it.
Republican members of Congress called for investigations as a result of Lenczycki's reporting. The Democrats' response to all this was basically their standard playbook in 2023: ignore the facts altogether and claim the whole thing is driven by racism. When the facts aren't with you, change the subject and attack the messenger. That's not good behavior; in fact, it's utterly juvenile, but it's how politics often works.
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