This article is a compilation of analyses from multiple sources (see at bottom).
Biden accepts China’s horrific genocide of the Uighur people
Biden has made it clear that he will not “speak out against” China’s abuse of the Uighur ethnic minority in China, even though a bipartisan commission of the United States Congress stated that China has possibly committed “genocide” in its treatment of Uighurs and other minority Muslims in its western region of Xinjiang.
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) said new evidence emerged in the past year that “crimes against humanity–and possibly genocide–are occurring.”
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared that China is committing “ongoing” genocide against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province, less than 24 hours before leaving office, The Guardian reports.
In his statement, Pompeo said: “I have determined that the PRC [People’s Republic of China], under the direction and control of the CCP, has committed genocide against the predominantly Muslim Uighurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang.”
“I believe this genocide is ongoing, and that we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uighurs by the Chinese party-state,” he added.
Pompeo’s declaration also accused China of crimes against humanity.
Dominic Raab, the United Kingdom’s foreign secretary, denounced torture, forced labour and sterilization that he said were taking place against Muslim Uighurs on an “industrial scale”.
“The situation in Xinjiang is beyond the pale,” Raab told the Geneva forum where China is among the 47 member states.
“The reported abuses – which include torture, forced labour and forced sterilisation of women – are extreme and they are extensive. They are taking place on an industrial scale,” he said.
Such abhorrent behavior is acceptable because, according to Biden, China merely has “different norms.” Biden said during a CNN town hall on Tuesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping “gets it” when Biden criticizes China’s for holding the Uighurs in internment camps and other human rights abuses, according to Breitbart.
Biden explained to Xi, “no American president can be sustained as a president if he doesn’t reflect the values of the United States.”
Anchor Anderson Cooper said, “You just talked to China’s president.
Biden said, “Yes, for two hours.”
Cooper said, “What about the Uighurs?”
Biden said, “We must speak up for human rights. It’s who we are. My comment to him was — and I know him well, and he knows me well. We had a two-hour conversation.”
Cooper said, “You talked about this too.”
Biden said, “I talked about this too. not so much refugee, but I said, look, Chinese leaders —if you know anything about Chinese history, it has always been the time China has been victimized by the outer world is when they haven’t been unified at home. It’s vastly overstated, but the center of principle of Xi Jinping is that there must be a united, tightly controlled China. And he uses his rationale for the things he does based on that.”
He continued, “I point out to him no American president can be sustained as a president if he doesn’t reflect the values of the United States. So, the idea that I’m not going to speak out against what he’s doing in Hong Kong, what he’s doing with the Uighurs in Western Mountains of China, and Taiwan, trying to end the one-China policy by making it forceful. I said, and he gets it, culturally there are different norms in each country, and their leaders are expected to follow.”
Cooper said, “When you talk to him about human rights abuses, is that just — is that as far as it goes in terms of the U.S.? or is there any actual repercussions for China?”
Biden said, “Well, there will be repercussions for China, and he knows that. What I’m doing is making clear that we, in fact, are going to continue to reassert our role as spokespersons for human rights at the UN and other agencies that have an impact on their attitude. China is trying very hard to become the world leader, and goat that moniker and be able to do that, they have to gain the confidence of other countries. As long as they’re engaged in activity that is contrary to basic human rights, it’s going to be hard to do that. But it’s more much more complicated. I shouldn’t try to talk China’s policy in ten minutes on television.”
But the Uighurs who survived the concentration camps have lived through daily gang rapes by Chinese government agents, including the rape and torture of women through the use of electric batons, as National File reported.
Testimony in a recent BBC report add new and horrific details as to the extent of the torture human beings suffered in the camps. A particularly grisly claim is that Chinese Communist guards use electric batons to rape women, electrocuting them from the inside.
One of the survivors interviewed by the BBC, Tursunay Ziawudun, said she endured nine months in a Xinjiang concentration camp and was subjected to torture and gang-rape on almost a daily basis.
This is not a “cultural” difference. And Jinping doesn’t “get it.” Rape and genocide are wrong. Full stop. To handwave such atrocities is not a sign of cultural awareness but psychopathy.
If Biden will ignore China’s genocide against the Uighurs, what will he allow China to do to the United States?
Biden opens door for China to infiltrate U.S. universities
Joe Biden’s administration stealthily eliminated a Trump-era proposal mandating that educational institutions in the U.S. disclose their relationship with the Confucius Institute, which has close ties to the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese Ministry of Education. Confucius Institutes are well-documented instruments of Chinese Communist soft power to expand the U.S. adversary’s influence and allies abroad, according to The Federalist.
The Biden administration is marbled with Chinese Communist sympathizers, allies, and assets that extend to the president’s household and possibly the president himself. Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden was reportedly given $3 million by a Communist Party-tied Chinese businessman for “introductions alone,” and a whistleblower business partner of Hunter’s says Joe Biden was well aware of these dealings.
“The family of the incoming commander-in-chief was reportedly given an interest-free loan of $5 million by businessmen with ties to the Chinese military, while Biden’s son Hunter called his Chinese business partner the ‘spy chief of China,’” Lee Smith recently summarized in Tablet magazine.
The order Biden’s administration rescinded, first introduced to the Department of Homeland Security by the Trump administration on Dec. 31, 2020, originally sought to require “Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified Schools to Disclose Agreements with Confucius Institutes and Classrooms,” a process the administration hoped would curb communist China’s attempts to steal intellectual property and learn other compromising information about the U.S.
While the Confucius Institute claims to build “public educational partnerships between colleges and universities in China and colleges and universities in other countries,” federal agencies concluded the organization was a national security threat that warranted action.
Following years of various infiltration by communist China into American institutions such as higher education and Democrat political circles, former President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo often spoke out against the communist nation and its extensions into the United States, specifically warning of the danger associated with the international organization that partners with approximately 500 U.S. schools and 65 U.S colleges.
“[The Confucius Institute] is an entity controlled by the PRC that advances Beijing’s global propaganda and malign influence campaign on U.S. campuses and K-12 classrooms,” Pompeo said in August 2020.
Despite the previous administration’s warnings, Biden’s team discreetly and quickly withdrew the rule proposal on Jan. 26, 2021 as depicted on the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) website without explanation, opening the door for the Chinese propaganda and soft power centers to continue to operate on campuses around the nation without oversight.
The move comes shortly after the CCP’s propaganda paper, The China Daily, called on Biden to start “correcting” the Trump administration’s “fearmongering of the Confucius Institute.”
Currently, the China’s People’s Liberation Army appears to have thousands of undercover spies in the United States posing as graduate students as universities.
Democrats appear to be deeply complicit in Chinese influence operations, so more decisions in China’s interest are to be expected from a Biden administration.
“Incoming Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines and Secretary of State Antony Blinken worked at a Beltway firm called WestExec, which scrubbed its work on behalf of the CCP from its website shortly before the election. Longtime Biden security aide Colin Kahl, tapped for the No. 3 spot at the Pentagon, worked at an institute at Stanford University that is twinned with Peking University, a school run by a former CCP spy chief and long seen as a security risk by Western intelligence services,” Smith also noted.
According to the FBI, a Chinese government spy for years slept with Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell, gathering plentiful information to use against the United States. Democrats have chosen to keep Swalwell on the House intelligence committee.
Biden surrounds himself with China-linked figures
Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), William Burns, has a history of cooperating with organizations linked to the CCP, according to Breitbart.
The Republican Study Committee conducted (RSC) an in-depth study of Biden’s “weakness” on China explaining Burns’ associations with prominent CCP members.
While hile Burns was president of the board of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, he welcomed Zhang Yichen–a Chinese businessman linked to two major CCP organizations, the Chinese People’s Political Consultive Conference, and the Center for China Globalization–to the board, according to the RSC study.
Zhang’s firm, along with the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation, an organization connected to the CCP and responsible for “United Front” work in the U.S., gave Carnegie millions of dollars to help build the think tank’s Beijing-based Carnegie-Tsinghua center.
If confirmed by the Senate, Burns would be the first CIA leader whose experience is largely from the State Department, where he served under both Republican and Democrat presidents. He rose through the diplomatic corps ranks to become deputy secretary of state before retiring in 2014 to run the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace.
While at the State Department, Burns helped negotiate former President Barack Obama’s 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which failed to stop the regime’s desire to weaponize its program. Instead, the deal paved the way for them to do so legally in the future. Former President Donald Trump canceled the deal.
After Trump took office in 2017, Burns held his tongue until 2020, when he began writing highly critical pieces of the Trump administration’s policies in Foreign Affairs and other publications. Burns has been a staunch advocate of “rebuilding and restructuring the foreign service,” positions he shares with Biden.
“Ambassador Burns will bring the knowledge, judgment and perspective we need to prevent and confront threats before they can reach our shores,” Biden said. “The American people will sleep soundly with him as our next CIA director.”
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, on a 78 to 20 vote, Breitbart reports.
Democrat Senators confirmed the new U.S. envoy to the U.N. with the help of 26 Republicans.
During her confirmation hearing last month, the 68-year-old African American woman vowed to fight Communist China’s global influence, saying that Beijing’s “authoritarian agenda” is the antithesis to U.N. values.
However, the conservative House of Representative’s Republican Study Committee (RSC) issued a report last week accusing the ambassador-to-be of downplaying China using its growing political and economic clout to undermine America’s push for democratic values in Africa.
Moreover, the report added, “Thomas-Greenfield is former Senior Vice President for the Albright-Stonebridge Group, which has held a number of senior CCP officials as clients including Jin Ligang, a former senior Chinese government official.”
The RSC report further noted:
Ambassador Greenfield has a history of troubling comments praising and welcoming China’s role in Africa. As Senator Ted Cruz [R-TX] has pointed out, in 2006, Greenfield said she was not concerned about China’s growing influence in Africa, and in 2013 she stated that she does not see the U.S. competing with China in Africa.
Sen. Cruz and Republicans expressed concern over a 2019 speech the diplomat gave on “China-U.S.-Africa Relationships” at the Savannah State University Confucius Institutes’ fifth-anniversary lecture event.
The Washington Post carried excerpts of the speech in which she called Chinese intervention in Africa a “win-win-win situation” for China and American.
She indicated Beijing’s presence in Africa would pave the way for U.S. and human rights violator China to work together to promote “good governance, gender equity, and the rule of law.”
“I see no reason why China cannot share in those values,” she added. “In fact, China is in a unique position to spread these ideals given its strong footprint on the continent.”
During her confirmation hearing, the nominee expressed regret for comments at the Savannah State University Confucius Institute. She said she now backs an effort to crack down on the Confucius Institutes that begun under the Trump Administration.
Still, Republicans cited the 2019 speech for voting no.
Fox News quoted Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) as declaring in a statement:
Let’s be clear that Linda Thomas-Greenfield has a record of praising and sympathizing with the Chinese Communist Party. It is not an anomaly. An Africa expert, between 2013 and 2019 she testified before both chambers of Congress that the U.S. ‘is not competing with China in Africa.
Using a procedural move to push the Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote from earlier this month, Sen. Cruz delayed the timeline for her confirmation, to no avail.
All 20 Senators who voted against the nomination of Thomas-Greenfield were Republicans. Another 26 GOP lawmakers joined Democrats in confirming her nomination.
The RSC members lambasted Thomas-Greenfield’s suggestion that Beijing and Washington can work together in Africa, considering China is promoting communism as an alternative to democratic values on the continent and is a strategic U.S. rival seeking to replace America as the world’s leading superpower.
Beijing has deliberately and aggressively weaponized its political and financial investments in Africa to displace the United States as an influential force on the continent.
Beijing’s engagement in Africa resembles a new form of colonialism consisting of “debt-trap diplomacy” that seeks to saddle borrowing countries with difficult-to-pay enormous debts collateralized with natural resources or other strategic assets to increase Beijing’s leverage on the continent.
In 2019, a top U.S. commander warned that China might expand its military presence in Africa.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Hunter Biden’s family name aided deals with foreign tycoons, landing Hunter’s business dealings at the center of a federal tax investigation.
Hunter Biden ramped up business activities with European and Chinese tycoons as his father exited the vice presidency four years ago. For him it was a potential path to income; for the tycoons, the Biden family name promised to burnish their reputations.
The dealings got the younger Mr. Biden a discounted stake in a private-equity firm in China and consulting arrangements with a Romanian property magnate and overall allowed him to maintain a globe-trotting lifestyle, according to interviews, documents and communications reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. A Chinese energy tycoon gave Mr. Biden a 2.8-carat diamond, and entities linked to him wired nearly $5 million to Mr. Biden’s law firm, according to an investigation by Senate Republicans.
These arrangements now loom over President-elect Joe Biden. A federal criminal tax investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings is underway, with findings potentially trickling out in coming months. His business ties to well-connected people in China and other places could add to scrutiny of foreign-policy decisions taken by the Biden administration over possible conflicts of interest. All are likely to provide ammunition to Republicans.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), who has led the Senate Finance Committee whose Republican staff helped investigate Hunter Biden, has said he would continue to look into what he says are possible counterintelligence and criminal concerns related to Mr. Biden’s business dealings.
“Based on all the facts known to date, Joe Biden has a lot of explaining to do,” Mr. Grassley said recently.