Monday, December 13, 2021

Pro-China Group Advised by Biden Nominees Praised and Touted Xi and CCP Connections; Government Calls Out China Influence Groups: Why Does Biden Hire From Their US Collaborator?

Pro-China group advised by Biden nominees praised and touted Xi and CCP connections:
The pro-China business group advised by two of President Joe Biden’s key picks has showered praise on and touted its connections with Communist officials including Xi Jinping — and the Chinese Communist Party has repaid the favor with compliments of its own.
The U.S. Heartland China Association regularly partners with organizations tied to the CCP's United Front Work Department — China 's foreign influence arm described by Xi as a “magic weapon.” Reta Jo Lewis, Biden’s nominee to run the Export-Import Bank, and Mitch Landrieu, the infrastructure czar , were listed as "strategic advisers" for the group.
USHCA shared an opinion piece on its website last week that praised Xi and suggested he has a “Mandate from Heaven” — a principle related to the alleged divine right to rule. The article, written by businessman Tom Watkins, stated: “It seems Xi Jinping has the divine source of authority or the Mandate from Heaven to weather the challenges that lie ahead.”
He added: “Chaos in China will not be good for the CCP, the Chinese people, nor for people around the world. A continuous Mandate from Heaven may be in everyone’s best interest.”
The USHCA piece contended: “I find the ‘alarm’ that China is striving to outpace us, be it economically, technologically, militarily in space, or any other sphere to be perplexing. Of course they do.” --->READ MORE HERE
Government calls out China influence groups: Why does Biden hire from their US collaborator?
The U.S. government has repeatedly called out Chinese influence groups, yet President Joe Biden’s picks for two key posts are both strategic advisers for a pro-China business group that collaborates with those same organizations.
Reta Jo Lewis, Biden’s nominee to run the Export-Import Bank, and Mitch Landrieu, the infrastructure czar , are listed as "strategic advisers" for the U.S. Heartland China Association, which regularly partners with organizations tied to the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department — China's foreign influence arm described by Xi Jinping as a “magic weapon.”
USHCA, whose CEO is former Democratic Gov. Bob Holden, has repeatedly partnered with the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. The State Department said in 2020 that CPAFFC was “tasked with co-opting subnational governments” and “has sought to directly and malignly influence state and local leaders to promote the PRC’s global agenda.” Then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused CPAFFC of being part of the UFWD.
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said in its November report to Congress that “Chinese Communist Party-affiliated organizations with a role in China’s overseas influence activities include” the UFWD and CPAFFC. The Heritage Foundation said in February that CPAFFC was “the public face” of the UFWD.
USHCA has also partnered with the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, both of which have CCP connections. --->READ MORE HERE
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