China First

China First

President🤣 Biden’s China First Agenda sure is cranking up into high gear, isn’t it?

While nobody was paying attention, on January 26 China Xo quietly rescinded a Trump Administration order requiring American schools to disclose their partnerships with CCP front group Confucius Institutes.

According to the Daily Caller, back in August, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned of the link between Confucius Institutes and the Chi-Com government – calling it “an entity controlled by the PRC that advances Beijing’s global propaganda and malign influence campaign on U.S. campuses and K-12 classrooms.”

Now, why on earth would the Biden Administration rescind this order? I mean other than putting China first, there doesn’t seem to be any logical reason to turn a blind eye to the Chi-Coms infiltrating American schools.

As former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright put it:

There’s a reason China felt emboldened to fly fighter jets over Taiwan just days after Biden was inaugurated. China knows with President🤣 Xo in the White House, the US will put China first.

The not-so-dirty secret is Biden’s China First policy is shared by every major institution and corporation in the West including the US Government and American politicians on both sides of the aisle.

Trump’s America First agenda was a threat to the China First policies that have ruled the roost for decades.

This is exactly the point of Lee Smith’s column “The Thirty Tyrants” at Tablet Magazine.

It’s a long, very detailed piece, but I highly recommend you read the whole thing.

Smith goes through the history of America’s entrenched China First agenda. “Globalism” by design puts China first. Trump’s America First agenda flew in the face of the lucrative, business-as-usual advancement of Chi-Com interests.

Here is just some of what Smith writes:

The idea that countries that scorn basic human and democratic rights should not be directly funded by American industry and given privileged access to the fruits of U.S. government-funded research and technology that properly belongs to the American people is hardly a partisan idea—and has, or should have, little to do with Donald Trump. But the historical record will show that the melding of the American and Chinese elites reached its apogee during Trump’s administration, as the president made himself a focal point for the China Class, which had adopted the Democratic Party as its main political vehicle. That’s not to say establishment Republicans are cut out of the pro-China oligarchy—Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell’s shipbuilder billionaire father-in-law James Chao has benefited greatly from his relationship with the CCP, including college classmate Jiang Zemin. Gifts from the Chao family have catapulted McConnell to only a few slots below Feinstein in the list of wealthiest senators.

Riding the media tsunami of Trump hatred, the China Class cemented its power within state institutions and security bureaucracies that have long been Democratic preserves—and whose salary-class inhabitants were eager not to be labeled as “collaborators” with the president they ostensibly served. Accommodation with even the worst and most threatening aspects of the Chinese communist regime, ongoing since the late 1990s, was put on fast-forward. Talk about how Nike made its sneakers in Chinese slave labor camps was no longer fashionable. News that China was stealing American scientific and military secrets, running large spy rings in Silicon Valley and compromising congressmen like Eric Swalwell, paying large retainers to top Ivy League professors in a well-organized program of intellectual theft, or in any way posed a danger to its own people or to its neighbors, let alone to the American way of life, were muted and dismissed as pro-Trump propaganda.

The Central Intelligence Agency openly protected Chinese efforts to undermine American institutions. CIA management bullied intelligence analysts to alter their assessment of Chinese influence and interference in our political process so it wouldn’t be used to support policies they disagreed with—Trump’s policies. It’s no wonder that protecting America is not CIA management’s most urgent equity—the technology that stores the agency’s information is run by Amazon Web Services, owned by China’s No. 1 American distributor, Jeff Bezos.

For those who actually understood what the Chinese were doing, partisanship was a distinctly secondary concern. Chinese behavior was authentically alarming—as was the seeming inability of core American security institutions to take it seriously. “Through the 1980s, people who advanced the interests of foreign powers whose ideas were inimical to republican form of government were ostracized,” says a former Obama administration intelligence official. “But with the advent of globalism, they made excuses for China, even bending the intelligence to fit their preferences. During the Bush and Obama years, the standard assessment was that the Chinese have no desire to build a blue-water navy. It was inconvenient to their view. China now has a third aircraft carrier in production.”

Loathing Trump provided their political excuse, but the American security and defense establishment had their own interest in turning a blind eye to China. Twenty years of squandering men, money, and prestige on military engagements that began in George W. Bush’s “War on Terror” have proved to be of little strategic value to the United States. However, deploying Americans to provide security in Middle East killing fields has vastly benefited Beijing. Last month Chinese energy giant Zen Hua took advantage of a weak Iraqi economy when it paid $2 billion for a five-year oil supply of 130,000 barrels a day. Should prices go up, the deal permits China to resell the oil.

In Afghanistan, the large copper, metal, and minerals mines whose security American troops still ostensibly ensure are owned by Chinese companies. And because Afghanistan borders Xinjiang, Xi Jinping is worried that “after the United States pulls troops out of Afghanistan, terrorist organizations positioned on the frontiers of Afghanistan and Pakistan may quickly infiltrate into Central Asia.” In other words, American troops are deployed abroad in places like Afghanistan less to protect American interests than to provide security for China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

If you feel yourself seething with anger after reading that, you’re not alone. And it certainly sheds light on why the System worked so long and hard to destroy Trump’s presidency and the American First movement, doesn’t it?

Smith quotes one human rights activist who said, with Biden as president, “it’s like having Xi Jinping sitting in the White House.”

Biden is putting China First, not just for his own personal financial enrichment, but because the vast majority of American corporations and institutions (and the US Government) benefit from a China First policy as well.

You and I? Not so much.

Smith outlines the numerous Biden Administration officials with CCP ties including Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Secretary of State Blinken, DNI Avril Haines and:

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.

As head of the Center for American Progress think tank, Biden’s pick for director of the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, teamed up with a U.S.-China exchange organization created as a front “to co-opt and neutralize sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority” of the CCP and “influence overseas Chinese communities, foreign governments, and other actors to take actions or adopt positions supportive of Beijing.”

Biden’s special assistant for presidential personnel, Thomas Zimmerman, was a fellow at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, flagged by Western intelligence agencies for its ties to China’s Ministry of State Security.

U.N. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield gave a 2019 speech at a Chinese-government-funded Confucius Institute in Savannah, Georgia, where she praised China’s role in promoting good governance, gender equity, and the rule of law in Africa. “I see no reason why China cannot share in those values,” she said. “In fact, China is in a unique position to spread these ideals given its strong footprint on the continent.”

Does this sound like an Administration that will put the interests of the United States first?

Or does this sound like an Administration advancing a China First agenda?

Lee Smith’s “The Thirty Tyrants” is absolutely a must-read. Yes, it is long and crammed with information. But it is information you cannot do without.

And if you missed it, here is Lee Smith’s interview with Tucker Carlson where he discusses Biden’s China First agenda:

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2 thoughts on “China First

  • February 10, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    I read Mr. Smith’s article on Saturday and immediately sent the link to many of my friends and relatives. It’s both a great read and a rather bleak outlook for us but it does show that history indeed repeats itself.

    Kudos to you for publicizing his article and your excellent commentary.

  • February 10, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Seething here, and not just because China is considered third a world country when not adhering to laws designed to reduce man-made pollution.

    This may get even better with a fact check but not long ago the United States routinely paid China to dump some our collected recyclables as well as some of our nastiest waste. They accepted our payments and dumped it in their country — without fear of environmental laws.

    Great article, Dianny


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