As the Chinese propaganda machine gears up to reframe the coronavirus narrative, an effort that is being aided significantly by the Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee, and his (China’s) boosters in the mainstream media, we should not forget history.
(Fox News) …In an effort to rebrand its sluggish response to the coronavirus, Chinese officials have hammered the United States’ handling of it, even claiming that the virus, which has been scientifically traced back to Wuhan, was planted by a U.S. service member in China…
… Xinhua News Agency, widely regarded as the state-run mouthpiece for Xi and the Community Party, has published one glowing article after another on Xi’s personal efforts against battling the worldwide pandemic, which included his frontline visit with medical workers and his offers to help other nations. One of the articles in Xinhau boasted that Xi’s dedication to fighting COVID-19 was proof he has a “pure heart like a newborn’s that always puts the people as his number one priority.”
Then came the “gratitude education” campaign pushed by officials in Wuhan that ordered residents to thank Xi for his hard work and leadership even as COVID-19 swept through the country. While there was an initial backlash to the Xi love-fest online, those voices were quickly suppressed by government censors.
Xi’s heart is so pure that last week, China’s state-run Xinhua news service reported that the dictator for life threatened to impose restrictions on medical exports so the United States will be “plunged into the mighty sea of coronavirus.”
That’s a fine thank you from the leader of a country whose growth we funded by shipping our companies (and the jobs they needed performed) to. The real question is whether our elected representatives were just naive or corrupt.
Owing to the fact that these same Congressmen and Senators allowed China to steal our intellectual property, engage in forced technology transfers, and stand aside as the communist Chinese engaged in every form of espionage imaginable, while awarding them most favored nation status, I’m going with corrupt.
Last month we learned that both Harvard and Yale were being investigated for non-disclosure of foreign donations… Did those payments constitute bribes?
(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Education said on Wednesday it has opened an investigation into whether the universities of Harvard and Yale failed to report hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign gifts and contracts as required by law.
That disclosure came barely two weeks after The Department of Justice announced that the Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department and two Chinese nationals had been charged in connection with aiding the People’s Republic of China.
(Department of Justice) Dr. Charles Lieber, 60, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University…
Yanqing Ye, 29, a Chinese national, was charged in an indictment today with one count each of visa fraud, making false statements, acting as an agent of a foreign government and conspiracy. Ye is currently in China…
Zaosong Zheng, 30, a Chinese national, was arrested on Dec. 10, 2019, at Boston’s Logan International Airport and charged by criminal complaint with attempting to smuggle 21 vials of biological research to China…
Dr. Charles Lieber
According to court documents, since 2008, Dr. Lieber who has served as the Principal Investigator of the Lieber Research Group at Harvard University, which specialized in the area of nanoscience, has received more than $15,000,000 in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DOD). These grants require the disclosure of significant foreign financial conflicts of interest, including financial support from foreign governments or foreign entities. Unbeknownst to Harvard University beginning in 2011, Lieber became a “Strategic Scientist” at Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China and was a contractual participant in China’s Thousand Talents Plan from in or about 2012 to 2017. China’s Thousand Talents Plan is one of the most prominent Chinese Talent recruit plans that are designed to attract, recruit, and cultivate high-level scientific talent in furtherance of China’s scientific development, economic prosperity and national security. These talent programs seek to lure Chinese overseas talent and foreign experts to bring their knowledge and experience to China and reward individuals for stealing proprietary information. Under the terms of Lieber’s three-year Thousand Talents contract, WUT paid Lieber $50,000 USD per month, living expenses of up to 1,000,000 Chinese Yuan (approximately $158,000 USD at the time) and awarded him more than $1.5 million to establish a research lab at WUT.
As you read the entire text of the indictments you begin to realize the depth of the communist chinese’s infiltration into our institutions…
Now listen to former vice president and presumptive Democrat presidential nominee, Joe Biden and ask yourself if this man can be trusted with confronting China when necessary or would he refuse to upset his party’s gravy train?
Biden: China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man.
They can’t even figure out how to deal with the fact that they have this great division between the China Sea and the mountains in the east, I mean in the west. They can’t figure out how they are going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system. I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not competition for us.”
They can’t figure out how they are going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system. Pardon me Joe, but that’s our problem… not theirs.
While Lieber’s arrest came after the first patient was diagnosed with COVID-19, his relationship with Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China began in or about 2012…
Compare Xi’s heavy handed threat to impose pharmaceutical export controls which would plunge America into “the mighty sea of coronavirus” with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s offer of medical aid to Iran, a country with which we have open hostilities.
This is the way that leaders with a “pure heart like a newborn’s that always puts the people as his number one priority” react during a crisis.
The offer of relief was made by SOS Pompeo despite the fact that the virus threatens our own country’s economic well-being.
But Xi, like the Democratic Party that does his bidding in the U.S., will never let a crisis go to waste… even one he created.