The ChiComs are selling us the rope we will use to hang ourselves.
Last week, an unprecedented “major leak” of official records uncovered a register of 1.95 million members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). “Detailed analysis” revealed that Pfizer and AstraZeneca employed 123 “party loyalists,” and that “there were more than 600 party members across 19 branches working at the British banks HSBC and Standard Chartered in 2016.” In addition, “firms with defence industry interests” like Airbus, Boeing and Rolls-Royce “employed hundreds of party members.” Multiple government agencies were also found to have employed members of the CCP.
The story was first reported by Sky News Australia and the Daily Mail, with the Daily Wire one of the first outlets to report on it in the United States. A few days later, the story was also reported by Fox News, the New York Post, the Washington Examiner, the Washington Free Beacon, and the Epoch Times.
Over five days later, the story hasn’t been mentioned once by CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSBNC, NBC, CNBC, or ABC. Not one article, not one video segment. After evidence showed that the greatest adversary of the United States on the global stage had succeeded in infiltrating western industries and governments, the legacy media had nothing to say.
The existence of Party units within foreign companies in China is hardly surprising, given that the regime mandates any organization with at least three CCP members to form a Party branch. But the 1.95 million CCP member list, which includes names, levels of education, ethnicity, and the Party branches they belong to, was to date the biggest revelation on the scale of the CCP’s influence on international companies.
Most of the members in the database are from the country’s southeastern coastal metropolis of Shanghai.
New York-headquartered tech firm IBM has at least two dozen Party units with 808 members in China.
3M, a manufacturer of consumer and health care goods, including N95 respirators and other medical products critical to preventing COVID-19 spread, employs at least 230 CCP members within five Party units.
PepsiCo, the multinational snack and beverage company, has 45 employees listed under the company’s Party branch committee.
Dow Chemical Company, one of the world’s three largest chemical producers, lists 337 CCP members in four Party committees.
Other notable U.S. firms on the list include Westin Hotel & Resorts owned by Marriott International (23 members); analytics firm Nielsen Holdings (94); leading food company Mars Food (14); and insurance provider MetLife (31).
Earlier media reports have also highlighted CCP members’ presence at U.S. aerospace company Boeing, which employed at least 287 CCP members in 2016, and U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, with at least 69 Party members.
Beijing is ruled by a communist totalitarian regime. Why is anyone doing business with them?
The Chinese have engaged in cyber attacks, spying, economic espionage, and actual threatening of U.S. Naval vessels. Yet these former officials and the Feds think giving them money, technology, and contributing to the Chinese threat are good ideas.
Just some reminders of how batshit crazy that is:
China builds artificial islands and militarizes them.
China announces that its nuclear submarines can hit the U.S. with missiles.
A senior Chinese officer declared that China should ‘topple U.S. dominance’. Whether China can actually pull this off is a matter of great debate, but the fact that they have their claws sunk so deeply into us economically should be a wake-up call.
Joe Biden has also made some shady deals with China.
Propping up a communist totalitarian regime with capitalist dollars is suicidal. China is an enemy and should be treated as such instead of having the privilege of being a business associate. Doing business with a communist country will not transform it into a freedom-nurturing society.
There will come a day when all of the money we pour into China will come back to bite us in the ass. You can bet on it.