The Patriot Post® · Welcoming Chinese Communist Infiltration

By Arnold Ahlert ·

“What country could put 1 million religious dissidents in a gulag archipelago, destroy the semi-independence of Hong Kong, threaten any of its dissident neighbors with commercial destruction, embark on the largest imperialist and colonialist project in two centuries throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe, obliterate the culture of Tibet, militarize, with man-made atolls, the South China Sea, systematize internal surveillance known heretofore only in the pages of Nineteen Eighty-Four, nonchalantly practice institutional racism, and infect the planet with a novel virus — and receive almost no official criticism from the United Nations and the governments of the European Union and the United States?” —Victor Davis Hanson

In a single paragraph, Hanson fully illuminates the wholesale corruption of our ruling-class oligarchs. And last Sunday, his question was answered: As reported by Australia’s Sky News, a list of 1.95 million Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members has been leaked, and it contains the names of thousands of people who live in the United States and other Western nations — and who work for major financial institutions, medical research and pharmaceutical companies, and Western governments.

Some of them work with American congressmen, like California Democrat Eric Swalwell.

The list of CCP members, including their names, party position, birthday, national ID number, and ethnicity, was compiled in 2016 by Chinese dissidents, who extracted the data from a server in Shanghai and leaked it in mid-September to the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC). IPAC’s website says it’s a group of 150 legislators created to “assist legislators to construct appropriate and coordinated responses, and to help craft a proactive and strategic approach on issues related to the People’s Republic of China.”

For the purposes of independent verification, IPAC made the leak available to four different media outlets, including the Daily Mail in the UK, The Australian in Australia, De Standaard in Belgium, and a currently unnamed Swedish editor, who has not published the story at this time.

The since-confirmed details are damning. “Communist party branches have been set up inside western companies, allowing the infiltration of those companies by CCP members — who, if called on, are answerable directly to the communist party, to the Chairman, the president himself,” said Sky News’s Sharri Markson. The list of the 1.95 million CCP members, most of whom come from Shanghai, also includes “details of 79,000 communist party branches, many of them inside companies.”

Markson believes the exposure of the list will embarrass Chinese President Xi Jinping. “It is also going to embarrass some global companies who appear to have no plan in place to protect their intellectual property from theft. From economic espionage,” she adds.

Details reported by the Daily Mail illuminate the “mass infiltration” of UK firms, including AstraZeneca, Rolls Royce, HSBC, and Jaguar Land Rover. “Most alarmingly,” the paper adds, “some of its members — who swear a solemn oath to ‘guard Party secrets, be loyal to the Party, work hard, fight for communism throughout my life … and never betray the Party’ — are understood to have secured jobs in British consulates.”

Here in America? The database reveals that Boeing, Qualcomm, and Pfizer have employed dozens of CCP members in their Chinese facilities, and the U.S. consulate in Shanghai employs three CCP members. Of the aforementioned 79,000 communist party branches, Boeing’s work force has 17 branches, totaling 252 CCP members, Qualcomm Wireless Communication employs 229 CCP members from six branches, and Pfizer employs 69 CCP members in four branches in Shanghai. New York University also employs 71 CCP members.

Boeing spokesman Bradley Akubuiro insisted the company is satisfied with its security. “As a global company,” he stated, “we enforce strict security protocols and maintain secure firewalls to protect both our customer and company proprietary data in all countries we operate in.”

Such assurances ring hollow. As revealed in 2015, the Chinese successfully hacked 22 million records on government employees, including sensitive data on government and military employees who hold security clearances, from the Office of Personnel Management. And it’s galling to know that AstraZeneca and Pfizer, the two most prominent producers of the coronavirus vaccine, still employ a total of 123 party loyalists, despite a joint statement issued by the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency — last Mayrevealing they were investigating “the targeting and compromise of U.S. organizations conducting COVID-19-related research by [People’s Republic of China]-affiliated cyber actors and non-traditional collectors.”

The media reports insist there is no evidence that any of the listed individuals are engaged in espionage, but the word itself has lost all real meaning. In 2019, more than a dozen students, researchers, and professors at American universities were arrested for lying about their ties to the Chinese government, even as they were paid handsomely for their efforts. None of them were charged with spying. Instead, charges included theft of trade secrets, failure to disclose ties to the Chinese government, filing false tax returns, and wire fraud, despite all of them trying to abet the ambitions of our nation’s foremost adversary.

Or is that our foremost paymaster? How many American entities, from the NBA and Hollywood to academia and Big Tech, have sacrificed their own integrity — and imperiled America’s national security — in return for a yuan buck?

Even worse, how many government officials — from both parties — have been compromised by Beijing? A recorded lecture by Di Dongsheng, vice dean of the School of International Relations at Renmin University, contains a chilling boast. After noting that “fixing” the Trump administration has been problematic, Di asks why “China and the U.S. used to be able to settle all kinds of issues between 1992 and 2016?”

He then answers his own question. “I’m going to throw out something maybe a little bit explosive here,” he states. “It’s just because we have people at the top. We have our old friends who are at the top of America’s core inner circle of power and influence.”

There was a time when this nation would label such “old friends” as the traitors they truly are. But that word has also lost any real meaning in a nation where Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, sent a 2017 email requesting keys for “new office mates” that included the president-elect, his wife Jill, his brother James … and Gongwen Dong, an emissary for Jianming Ye, who was chairman of a Chinese energy conglomerate called CEFC. CEFC was one of the largest energy companies in China before going bankrupt. CNN columnist Jenni Marsh stated that the company “aligned itself so closely with the Chinese government that it was often hard to distinguish between the two.”

It’s getting even harder to distinguish between America’s nation-state-hating oligarchs and their Chinese communist counterparts. Moreover, our oligarch-controlled mainstream media intends to keep it that way. “The massive data-file … was offered to all major international journalists and media organizations,” states Conservative Treehouse columnist Sundance. “All of the major U.S. media outlets did not want the data.”

“Communist China has been allowed to infiltrate our universities and corporations with people loyal to only the Communist Party,” former Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell said last Sunday.

Allowed to — or invited to?