Lt Gov praised student exchange that gave state Fang Fang

Posted on December 17, 2020 8:36 am

Lt Gov praised student exchange that gave state Fang Fang

California willing dupe in China propaganda ploy

By Richard Stenger/PressCalifornia.com

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Revelations this week that thousands of Communist Chinese Party members had infiltrated major institutions worldwide brought renewed scrutiny to the country’s ties with the state of California.

Besides the bombshell that CCP spy Fang Fang had a curiously close relationship with Bay Area Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell, another development that requires reexamination of California’s world diplomacy is Sacramento’s commitment to China’s Belt and Road program.

“Can anyone please explain to me how Gavin Newsom signed my state up for the #CCPChina Belt & Road Initiative,” asked Internet sleuth Eve @myfinewords this week on Twitter. “I can’t understand how he has the authority to do that.”

The investigative reporter tried without success to get a response from state officials on the matter.

Trump cautious of Belt and Road

The $900 billion program, launched by Chairman Xi Jinping in 2017, was meant to connect Asia with Africa and Europe through ambitious infrastructure programs.

While President Trump, wary of China’s motives, distanced the United States from Belt and Road, Governors Brown and Newsom enthusiastically embraced it, committing to a series of environmental partnerships in 2019.

They did so despite a confidential report, published on Dec. 19, 2018 by the New York Times, revealing that China secretly intended to use parts of B&R for military purposes.

Beijing, for its part, launched an aggressive propaganda effort promoting Belt and Road through Chinese media, touting California as a primary partner. For example, regarding a B&R summit, the South China Morning Post on April 25, 2019 gushed:

Kounalakis blind to Beijing’s fake green

“Although the US Federal Government has snubbed the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, representatives from America’s most populous State are attending to drum up support for international efforts to tackle climate change.

“California’s Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis said she was attending the event primarily to ‘talk about climate change and urge participants to prioritize the issue, and consider how the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ can drive positive action for this global threat.’”

While Kounalakis praised Beijing so-called climate remediation efforts, it has been noted that China’s rhetoric on curbing pollutants hasn’t been matched by reality. Even the South China Morning Post reported on May 19, 2019, that “China’s green efforts [were] hit by fake data and corruption.”

Nevertheless, Kounalakis’ presence at a summit was a PR coup for Beijing, which a CCP propaganda news site, BeltandRoad.news, played up prominently on April 28, 2019.

In her speech, the lieutenant governor praised the communist nation and spoke highly of its student exchange with California.

One in ten UC students from China

“In fact,” she noted in her remarks, “nine percent of the students studying in our University of California system are from China. That is nearly one in ten of our students at UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Davis, UC San Francisco and the all the other UC campuses combined.”

This week, some of those students have been identified as active members of the CCP, including Fang, a Cal Berkeley grad, who targeted numerous California politicians such as mayors and Rep. Swalwell.

Some of the relationships were known to be romantic. Swalwell, who was seen on numerous social occasions with Fang Fang, who worked as a fundraiser for him, has declined to comment on the matter.

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gwielo
gwielo
9 months ago

There is a standing Chinese army in California, and they are being supported by Newsom, The U.C. system, public welfare, and academia.
Let’s keep it real.

Apeon LstNmUnk
Apeon LstNmUnk
9 months ago

China OWNS California

Pastor Kenneth Glenn Koons
Pastor Kenneth Glenn Koons
9 months ago

Ca.is a duped state filled with Alger Hiss like Dems who frankly would sell out the voters if power were up for the grab. Look, Dems tho evil, stick together. It would take One GOP Senator to disclaim the electoral state. Not one GOP Senator has supported Trump. Thus the GOP is still the Stupid Party. Disgraceful.

herebouts
herebouts
9 months ago

Gov. Newsom is a traitor to the United States of America and our Republic.

herebouts
herebouts
9 months ago

The Tree of Liberty needs watering.

Betsy
Betsy
9 months ago

No one duped California officials. When the leader of your party, chairman XI, says join you join. I’m sure they were paid very well to subvert our way of life and system of government to mirror CCP ideology. All designed to remove our freedom of choice and increase government control over every aspect of daily life. Globalism shouldn’t mean our constitution and democracy become meaningless and we surrender to another countries influence while giving away our treasures, but that’s exactly what it has become. Obidenxi will be in office soon and they can kick this into overdrive. Here’s hoping they… Read more »

Bill J
Bill J
9 months ago

I get up in the morning and read press California and just want to leave. Every day, I’m so sad.

Betsy
Betsy
9 months ago
Reply to  Bill J

Cheer up Bill! I live here too and I live with the knowledge that things will get better for you and me. God has always taken care of me and His love will take care of you too Bill. I’m sorry you are so sad!

herebouts
herebouts
9 months ago
Reply to  Bill J

I’m guessing you live in California. Things were good there once upon a time. The subversives were able to infiltrate the government because everyone was enjoying the good life and didn’t really care who was elected to office. Now the likes of Garcetti and Newsom are tightening the grip that the C CP instructs them to. Oh and don’t forget Senator Chi Spi Di Fi and SotH Pe-loser as soldiers of the C CP. You are here to hold the line and stand up to these treasonous dirt bags! Pray Psalm 91 for the LORD to strengthen you. Above all,… Read more »

showandtell
showandtell
9 months ago

Grateful that we can now count on Richard Stenger and Press California to report on the under-reported California stories: In this case the disgusting and unacceptable relationship of our odious California Democrat politicians — the usual suspects as well as some whose names we almost never hear — with a malevolent communist China who does not wish the United States well. We obviously and desperately need new leadership in this state.