Seriously? These articles just look like garden variety, run of the mill anti-Chinese propaganda, typically what you would expect from an administration that is fighting a trade war with China. And Radio Free Asia is a US government propaganda station, hardly a reliable or unbiased source.In an interview recently with Wm. Barr, he stated China was a much bigger threat to US elections then Russia, an interesting comment. After reading a few articles on China's collaboration with US corporate businesses and contributions to political campaigns as well as inviting members of congress to China, Hollywood censorship and Sports meddling, I wonder why so much focus has been placed on Russia as the big offender which has been far less then China's interference. We hear not a word about China. It looks like that's starting to change. Plus, there is the Joe Biden and son scandal making millions by cooperation with the CCP. Also, China may be funding Black Lives Matter! They're beginning to sound like Soros #2. And, they would prefer Biden to win, NO SURPRISE there! Chinese embassies in the US are closing and large paper shredding trucks have been seen parked in front of the buildings.
We have been warned for years that Beijing has been actively interfering in our politics but it's all but ignored by the left.www.theamericanconservative.com
China has long been interfering in American political activities by capitalizing on the degree to which so many major American institutions have become beholden to the Chinese government through pre-Trump “bilateral ties.”
You don’t have to take the word of Vice President Mike Pence, who in 2018 cited a national intelligence assessment that found that China “is targeting U.S. state and local governments and officials to exploit any divisions between federal and local levels on policy. It’s using wedge issues, like trade tariffs, to advance Beijing’s political influence.”
You can ignore Pence’s contention that that same year, a document circulated by Beijing stated that China must [quoting directly] “strike accurately and carefully, splitting apart different domestic groups” in the United States.
But even more thoroughly overlooked than these narrower forms of Chinese political interference is a broader, much more dangerous type of Chinese meddling that leaves Moscow’s efforts in the dust. For example, U.S.-owned multinational companies, which have long profited at the expense of the domestic economy by offshoring production and jobs to China, have just as long carried Beijing’s water in American politics through their massive contributions to U.S. political campaigns. The same goes for Wall Street, which hasn’t sent many U.S. operations overseas, but which has long hungered for permission to do more business in the Chinese market.
These same big businesses continually and surreptitiously inject their views into American political debates by heavily financing leading think tanks —which garb their special interest agendas in the raiment of objective scholarship.
Another informative article.
Democratic Party leaders and most mainstream media figures have continued to minimize or ignore the implications of the intelligence community’s assessments of Beijing’s behavior.www.cato.org
And this which is from a link in the Cato report above.
Chinese Consulate in Houston Intervened in US Political Movement
The article stated that the U.S. has known that the staff members at the consulate were conducting suspicious activities, but, for a while, it did not take any action. The Second Department of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which is the PLA’s intelligence unit, sent staff members from a large network company, with fake IDs, to China’s Consulate in Houston. Those technicians used a large video platform’s backend data to identify people who might participate in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) and ANTIFA’s protests and then created and sent them customized videos on how to organize riots and how to do promotions.
The purpose was to “weaponize” big data technology. It delivered relevant materials precisely to those people who were most likely to participate in the protests, while other people could not even find those videos.
RFA did not spell out the company names. A Twitter account said the technicians were from Huawei and the video platform they used to identify candidates and push videos to was TikTok.
1. Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2020