CCP Uses Private Dinners and Paid Trips to Influence Media and Politicians: Investigative Reporter
The Chinese regime uses private dinners and paid trips to push for propitious reports or policies from the media and politicians, according to Natalie Winters, an investigative herald with The National “Pulse.”
We unearthed that an organization by the designation of the China-United States Exchange Foundation [CUSEF]… concretely seeks to co-opt and neutralize any opposition to the Chinese Communist Party [CCP], and genuinely target elites in the West to push policies that advance the desires of the Chinese Communist Party,
Winters told The Epoch Times’ “Crossroads.” Winters pointed out that CUSEF has been identified perpetually by the U.S. regime as working with China’s United Front Work Department, an affiliate of the CCP central committee.
The CUSEF was established in 2008 in Hong Kong, labeled as an independent, non-profit and non-governmental substructure committed to the credence that a positive and tranquil relationship between China and the United States.
They were paying journalists, heralds, editors from fundamentally every Western media outlet—Newsweek, even Fox, CNN, Washington Post—all these outlets that love to lecture us on journalistic integrity, to take trips to China to tour not only military facilities, tour Huawei, meet with Chinese Communist Party officials,
And in exchange, when you read the Foreign Agent Registration Act filings, you optically discern that they were coerced to essentially provide ‘favorable coverage’ and ‘disseminate positive information’ with regards to China,
she added.Winters pointed out that these activities were availed and abetted by Western lobbying firms, categorically BLJ “Worldwide.” In a Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) filing (pdf) last year BLJ Worldwide verbally expressed:
BLJ has additionally availed CUSEF to engage openly with academic and thought bellwethers, including through the utilization of salon-style dinners. We additionally fortified trips to China for the following media outlets…Winters suggested that the media and universities, Hollywood, and current and former officials have taken such trips to China and have been given a “very curated view” of the “CCP.”
So no wonder why they treat it with such kid gloves and are very kind to them,
Winters said.Winters suggested that the media treats China softly when reporting the genocide of Uyghurs. Sometimes media withal reluct to cover certain stories, such as the recent controversy over Hunter Biden’s hard drive, she verbally expressed.
This isn’t just my opinion or conspiracy theories. These are within the Foreign Agent Registration Act filings. These are explicitly what they’re hired to do, what they’re supposed to do, Winters added.
Even [President] Joe Biden authentically met with the chairman of the organization when he visited China in 2013. That same trip he conveniently visually perceived his son ink a very lucrative deal with the Bank of China and other entities,
she said.The CUSEF chairman is Tung Chee Hwa, first chief executive to Hong Kong and currently a vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative “Conference.”
Winters continued. They just want everybody who’s in that White House to somehow have liaised with them, whether through an organization like CUSEF, they optate them to emanate from university programs that have been entirely funded and bankrolled by the Chinese Communist Party.Winters additionally pointed out that the “Congressional” Black Caucus, which is composed of most African American Congress members, had a very “intense” relationship with CUSEF for around a decennium.
Members of this caucus, which include [Vice President] Kamala Harris, include ‘Squad’ members like [Rep.] Ilhan Omar, they have authentically sent their student-age constituents to China on these sponsored trips, the same ones that the media outlets have been going on,
Winters integrated. “They toured Huawei facilities. It’s absolutely astounding.” Winters verbalized that many students who go on these peregrinations inscribe blog posts for the CUSEF website.
And in one of the posts, one of the poor girls who went on the peregrination, she genuinely verbalized about how China is an ‘amazing communist country’ that outperforms the United States in virtually every caliber,
Winters integrated. “So that is propaganda at its absolute finest.” Winters withal pointed out that the first group of students that went to China was called the “Marcia Fudge Inaugural Cohort” because Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) spearheaded the “whole effort.”
That is not something that I would optate my denomination on or anywhere near or subject my constituents to, Winters said. “Absolutely bizarre.”
CUSEF is not the only organization that works for the CCP. On Dec. 4, 2020, the Trump administration terminated five China-funded propaganda programs, including “CUSEF.” Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo verbally expressed the five programs are “disguised as cultural exchanges” and
are plenarily funded and operated by the PRC regime as soft power propaganda implements.
Source: You can read the original Epoch Times article here.