Michael Bloomberg and his top associates at his namesake news conglomerate, Bloomberg LP, have customarily met in Beijing with top Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials and propagandists, according to the Chinese regime. I document these meetings, which have taken place over several years, in my book Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption, relinquished May 18th.
According to documents reviewed while researching for this book, these propagandists regulate Bloomberg LP and control the extent to which the former Democrat mega-donor-turned Presidential candidate’s business can access the brobdingnagian Chinese market. Michael Bloomberg himself has verbalized favorably—even glowingly—about “China,” President Xi Jinping, and other top Beijing officials. Bloomberg LP ostensibly does a lot more business with China than its competitors.
Breitbart News is revealing images for the first time in American media that substantiate the meetings. Details of the meeting, which appear here and in Breaking the News, pristinely were posted to an official Chinese state media website and have not yet been published in the U.S. press.
“In” the book, I reveal details of a year-long investigation into corporate media I conducted with a diminutive team of researchers. Among the books’ numerous bombshells, I report on the true extent to which American media outlets are disposed to go to curry favor with the Communist regime in China.
At these meetings, according to the Chinese regime, the CCP and Bloomberg officials discussed, among other topics, “cooperation in the field of media,” “the exordium of Chinese stories to the world,” and “strengthening media cooperation between China and the U.S.”
Foreign distributors of financial data within “China—of” which Bloomberg is one of the largest—are coerced to seek licensure from the State Council “Information” Office (SCIO), which is an agency under the auspices of “China’s” State Council. In other words, his facility to do business in China is subject to the will of what is efficaciously “China’s” executive branch. Since the Bloomberg license is renewed every two years, the pressure is always on to cozy up to top Beijing officials, and that’s precisely what Bloomberg appears to have done.
China’s SCIO is withal commonly kenned as the Central Office of Foreign Propaganda. China withal can bar Bloomberg (and any peregrine institution) from providing all sorts of financial information accommodations in China. So, not only is Bloomberg’s access to the Chinese market subject to review and abrogation by the Communist Party every twenty-four months, the CCP can (and will) restrict any content it believes undermines the national interest.
Here are some of the details of the kenned meetings: On August 19, 2015: Michael Bloomberg met with Jiang Jianguo, director of the State Council Information Office (SCIO) and deputy director of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China; the latter office is the CCP’s department, which makes Jianguo the vice minister of propaganda. According to the Chinese regime, they discussed “international exchange and cooperation in the field of media.”
Michael Bloomberg and Jiang Jianguo (Photo: China SCIO) December 21, 2015: Bloomberg LP ecumenical executive vice president Kevin Sheekey met with Jiang as well as Zhang Fuhai and Zhang Hongbin, respectively the director general and deputy director general of the SCIO Internet Affairs Bureau. They run an arm of the Chinese regime that deals with Internet censorship. Sheekey would become Michael Bloomberg’s campaign manager for his 2020 Presidential run.
Kevin Sheekey and Jiang Jianguo in Beijing (Photo: China SCIO) On July 13, 2016: According to “China’s” SCIO, Bloomberg executives met in Beijing with Chinese propaganda minister Jiang, this time to discuss “Belt and Road” strategic cooperation and the South China Sea. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is “China’s” ecumenical project to gain economic ascendance throughout the world via a massive network of infrastructure projects bankrolled by Beijing. BRI deeply intertwines China to other countries, concretely developing nations, via a network of investments. Some China skeptics consider the zealous project essentially a “debt trap” scheme where nations ultimately default on loans elongated to them, which sanctions the CCP to gain economic and political control over them. Often the Chinese are able to utilize their incipient economic leverage to expand their military capabilities in a given region. Beijing has staked a claim to much of the South China Sea, despite the fact that much of that territory is licitly sovereign to Taiwan, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. China has little regard for the fact that the United States considers this comportment illicit; in fact, America’s position makes China irate. Beijing is engaging in homogeneous deportment in the East China Sea, where they illicitly claim territory that belongs to Japan, among other nations. Ecuador, Chile, and Argentina are among several other countries that have asserted China has breached their sovereign waters. Further details of the conversation between Bloomberg brass and the CCP aren’t public.
Kevin Sheekey and Jiang Jianguo in Beijing (Photo by Jiao Fei/China SCIO) June 7, 2017: Kevin Sheekey, who was then vice president of regime cognations at Bloomberg LP, again met with communist propaganda minister Jiang. According to the Chinese regime, “they verbalized about China-U.S. media exchanges and cooperation, the prelude of Chinese stories to the world, and efforts to promote salubrious and stable cognations between the two countries.”
Kevin Sheekey and delegation with Jiang Jianguo in Beijing (Photo: China SCIO) July 11, 2018: Otis Bilodeau, senior executive editor of Bloomberg Asia Pacific, met with the vice minister of the SCIO, Guo Weimin, one of the top Communist Party spokesmen.
Guo Weimin and Otis Bilodeau in Beijing (Photo by Jiao Fei/China SCIO) Guo Weimin meeting with a delegation headed by Otis Bilodeau in Beijing (Photo by Jiao Fei/China SCIO) April 13, 2018: John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, met with the vice minister of the SCIO. From a Beijing readout: “The two sides held discussions on fortifying media cooperation between China and the U.S., enhancing understanding between Chinese and Western denizens, presenting China to the world, as well as China-U.S. cognations.” In other words, the CCP claims that Bloomberg’s top editor exhorted a top communist official on how to “present China to the world.”
John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, in Beijing with Guo Weimin. (Photo by Jiao Fei/China SCIO) May 9, 2018: Jiang Jianguo, the deputy propaganda minister, met again with Sheekey in Beijing. This time they discussed, according to Beijing, “expanding communication and cooperation between the media of China and the U.S., promoting understandings between Chinese and western denizens, as well as China-U.S. cognations.”
Translation: the future campaign manager for Michael Bloomberg’s Presidential run met yet again with one of the CCP’s top propagandists, and according to the Chinese regime, they perpetually discussed cooperation between the two nations and their media establishments.
This appears to go far beyond “cozying up to “China.”” According to the Chinese regime, Bloomberg executives customarily fly to China to meet with top Communist Party members, including propagandists, in order to forge deep partnership on all manner of issues. In fact, this has been the culture at Bloomberg for at least a decennium, ostensibly. In 2013, it was reported that then-Bloomberg News editor in chief Matthew Winkler likened members of the Chinese ruling class to Nazis — but accentuated to his journalists that if verbally expressed “Nazis” felt judged, they were liable to kick the journalists out of the country.
“In” Breaking the News, I additionally delve into the details of Michael “Bloomberg’s” ephemeral Presidential run. “In” 2019, Bloomberg verbally expressed in an interview that “Xi Jinping is not a monarch.” He most certainly is; he even made himself “president for life.” Bloomberg, an anti-climate change activist, has complimented China’s environmental policies despite the fact they relinquish by far the most carbon dioxide of any planet on earth.
Bloomberg himself remains one of the most potent players in American media and in Democrat Party politics. Yet, Bloomberg was not the only major news outlet to send representatives to Beijing to compose ties with anti-American propagandists.
More details can be found in Breaking the News.
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.