China’s Influence on American Politics

China’s Influence on American Politics


The extraordinary influence China wields over American politicians is already dangerous, and growing more prevalent.

It has been reported that Huawei has hired key Clinton aide Tony Podesta, currently a major Democrat lobbyist, for “consulting work.” Huawei is a major security concern for its efforts to insinuate itself into the western communication infrastructure.

The financial ties between China and the Biden Administration are well known. The relationship appears to have begun when Hunter Biden flew to China with then-Vice President Joe Biden aboard Air Force 2, and returned home with a vast financial gain, in return for no discernable commercial service.

As described by Sean Hannity of Fox News, “Let’s start with the obvious. We know Chinese nationals, why were they spending millions of dollars and giving private equity deals to Hunter Biden? No expertise that we can find. Nothing on his resume that stood out to us … these Chinese nationals, what were they looking for? They were buying access, meaning buying influence. The question… is, just how much access did they get?”

Since then, Joe Biden has downplayed Beijing’s rapidly growing military and economic misdeeds and threats. Just one example: during an Iowa campaign stop, he stated, against all contrary evidence, “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man. I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not competition for us.”

Chinese communists have already made extensive use of the California Democratic Party to conduct surveillance on American political activity.  Senator Dianne Feinstein’s chauffeur, who according to CBS News, ”also served as a gofer in her Bay Area office and was a liaison to the Asian-American community (who) even attended Chinese consulate functions for the senator” was a Chinese spy, reporting to the Chinese government about local California politics for 20 years.

The Chinese communist spy who compromised Congressman Eric Swalwell, Fang Fang, also “socialized, networked with Rep. Judy Chu and then-Rep. Mike Honda, campaigned for now-Rep. Rho Khanna, volunteered for Bill Harrison, the mayor of Fremont, California at the time, fundraised for people such as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, and in some cases, developed romantic or sexual relationships with politicians to gain intelligence and send it back to her handlers, who were believed to be stationed in mainland China.”

In addition to downplaying Beijing’s massive conventional and nuclear military buildup, not responding effectively to its intense espionage is a major concern.

The most recent example concerns Juan Tang, a “researcher” who had hidden ties to the Chinese military captured during the Trump Administration. She has now been allowed to return to China.

Beijing’s relationship with the Biden family and the Democrat Party has allowed it to treat the U.S. with arrogance.

Recently, reports American Military News, Chinese diplomats gave Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman a list of alleged American “wrongdoings” along with a demand that they be halted. Included were an insistence that Beijing’s media outlets and campus “Confucius Institutes,” (both propaganda outlets for the Chinese Communist Party) not be forced to register as foreign agents.

As China intensifies its arms buildup, engages in military aggression, and deepens its illicit interference within American politics, (Example: Beijing has significant financial ties to Black Lives Matter) the Biden Administration has provided reassuring statements of its commitment to protecting the U.S. Unfortunately, its actions fail to match its words.

The recent Defense budget submitted by the White House to Congress fails to even keep pace with inflation, even as the Pentagon struggles to retool a military worn down by years of combat in the Middle East and Afghanistan.  That trend was recently noticed by the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board,  which recently stated that “A troubling pattern is emerging in President Biden’s foreign policy: Officials talk tough—then follow up with diplomacy that amounts to little.”



Frank Vernuccio serves as editor-in-chief of the New York Analysis of Policy & Government.

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