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Communism Attempts to Destroy the United States

Part I – Infiltrating America

I. Irreconcilable Differences


As described more fully in Clash of Values, Part 1, {1} the United States came about as the result of a revolution in mankind’s thinking about government. As a result of the Founding Father’s in-depth study and understanding of some of the West’s greatest thinkers and their discussions on the nature of man, they promulgated the Founding Principles that ensured the freedom and guaranteed the rights of the governed in the United States of America.

The West’s previous governments were monarchies and the people were the king’s subjects. Their will was subject to the king’s will. The new government resulted not just from a revolutionary war, but from a revolution in man’s thinking. People have unalienable rights, the supreme authority rests with the people, and the government exists to serve the people.

This defines the relationship between the ruler (or the ruling party) and the people: It is not the ruling party, but “We the people,” who, through the process established in their Constitution, own the country and make the decisions that involve their own lives.

From the power of the principles upon which it was established and throughout its history, the United States has assumed a special responsibility: to defend the cause of liberty at home and abroad. This is why friends of freedom everywhere have always looked to the U.S. to draw inspiration from its example, its foundation, its ideas, and its actions.

In the spiritual world, we respect and protect religions. Our Pledge of Allegiance states: “one Nation under God.” And we always pray “(May) God bless America!”

The enemies of freedom, on the other hand, had a different type of founding.

In communist countries, the communist party believes that nothing could be higher than itself: the party is the ultimate authority and has the ultimate power.

For example, in the People’s Republic of China, Chairman Mao stated in Chapter Five of The Little Red Book, “Every Communist must grasp the truth: Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”

Mao’s Hundred Flowers Campaign in 1950s taught the people well. After being encouraged to criticize the party, hundreds of thousands who publicly criticized the party were then condemned to prison camps, or even executed. The crackdown continued through 1957–1959, forcing people to learn a brutal lesson: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is the ultimate authority and cannot be criticized; it cannot be subject to the rule of law or face a vote.

The CCP also attempted to destroy all religions to make itself a “God” to its people. No divine power is allowed to exist because the CCP is the highest authority. As such, each child has to raise his fist and make a deadly pledge to the CCP’s blood red flag saying he will give his life for communism.

Virtue and right and wrong are defined as whatever the party says they are. There can be no problem with coercion, threats, lying, intimidation, or control if the source is the party. Stealing, murder, torture, disappearing people, forced abortion, concentration camps, and organ harvesting cannot be wrong if the party approves these actions as there is no other definition of virtue.

There is no greater contrast than that between China under communist rule and the freedom enjoyed by the citizens of the United States of America. Of course, most Chinese citizens are denied knowledge of any other way: the Great Firewall locks people in so they only have access to CCP propaganda and are denied access to Western media, television programing, or the simple truth.

The CCP, however, has constantly faced two challenges. First, it has to find a way to justify its control even after its citizens learn about the system in the United States. It addresses this by both its propaganda machine’s claiming the communism system is the best system for China and also through the use of force: no one is allowed to criticize the party and can only praise it.

The CCP’s second challenge is how to compete with the U.S. and the Western countries that offer people universal values and a superior government structure. Its solution is that the foundation of the U.S. system needs to be undermined. This could happen in a number of ways.

One is the espousal of truisms. In 1843, Karl Marx wrote that, “Religion is the opiate of the masses.” The statement provided one excellent rationalization for criticizing the U.S. because the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In the communist theory, there can be no “higher power than the communist party” or its leaders, but the U.S. “protects” the opiate of the masses.

The CCP uses its class struggle theory to twist certain truisms. Consider the following:
“Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.”
― Vladimir Lenin {2}

 “Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.
Working men of all countries, unite!”
― Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto {3}

This is just the CCP’s defense strategy.

Taking an offensive view for the CCP, a country that values a higher power in its Constitution, that practices and adheres to the rule of law, that encourages people to think things through for themselves, come to an agreement through discussion, and then vote or otherwise reach consensus, and that chooses its leaders in a free election, is a total anathema to Communist Dogma. It presents such a great danger to the communist party that such a system must be criticized severely or even annihilated.

It should therefore be no surprise that communism actively opposes the United States. It came up with 45 goals calculated to destroy the United States. On Jan. 10, 1963, Congressman Albert S. Herlong Jr. of Florida read the list of 45 Communist goals into the Congressional Record. The list was derived from researcher Cleon Skousen’s book “The Naked Communist.” {4} {5}

The complete list of communism’s 45 goals to destroy the United States is included in Appendix A below.

In reviewing these goals, the reader will realize the extent to which communism has been successful in achieving them. Justin Leopard gave his perspective in September 2020, 57 years after these goals were posted in the Congressional Record:

“When reading over this list, it should be astonishing how many of these goals have already been implemented and how many are staring us in the face today, just two months outside of the 2020 Presidential Election. Many, if not all of these goals, are supported today by the Democratic Party as they often publicly support these goals. Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez even call themselves Democratic socialists.

Nikita Khrushchev once stated, ‘America will fall without ever firing a shot. You cannot expect Americans to choose communism over capitalism, but you can feed them small doses of socialism until they awaken one day and find they have communism.’” {6}

Some of these goals were carried out by the communist adherents or people in the United States who are pro-communism. Some were done by the CCP, via its astonishing infiltration of the U.S. Let us look at the extent of the CCP’s infiltration.

II. Targeting Politicians

The CCP has managed to access at least two members of congress in key intelligence committees.

The Federalist reported that Chinese Intelligence recruited the driver of Senator Diane Feinstein, who is Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Feinstein “employed this individual for almost 20 years in a close capacity, while he represented the senator in interactions with Chinese officials.” Her ties go way deeper that having an alleged office spy. Feinstein has supported and favored the CCP in many votes. In 1993, “her husband was seeking to raise up to $150 million from investors, including himself, for a variety of Chinese enterprises.”  {7}

A suspected Chinese intelligence operative developed extensive ties with local and national politicians, including a U.S. congressman, in what U.S. officials believe was a political intelligence operation run by China’s main civilian spy agency between 2011 and 2015, Axios found in a yearlong investigation. {8}

The CCP spy successfully accessed Congressman Eric Swalwell, a key member on the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Fang Fang, or Christine Fang, who the U.S. counterintelligence officials believe “acted at the direction of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), the country’s main civilian spy agency,” lured him into a relationship, “took part in fundraising activities for Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign” and “helped place at least one intern in Swalwell’s office.” {9}

The Washington Examiner reported that Swalwell was not the only victim of his predator Fang Fang. “Through campaign fundraising, extensive networking, personal charisma, and romantic or sexual relationships with at least two Midwestern mayors, Fang was able to gain proximity to political power, according to current and former U.S. intelligence officials and one former elected official.”

According to the Washington Examiner: “The threat of Chinese espionage is real. It’s hard to assess how much it is increasing, but we have anecdotal evidence in the form of media reports that suggest that it’s been increasing. They’ve been using these honey-pot tactics to flip vulnerable people.” {10}The CCP has thrown a big fishing net over the United States: it not only has eyes on the high-positioned targets but also local politicians – it has the patience to build up each relationship over a period of years.

Brad Raffensperger is Georgia’s Secretary of State. During the Georgia House of Representatives election in 2015, he received help from “a powerful network of Mandarin-speaking Chinese people in the United States of America,” as reported by the National File.

The National File “has obtained a video of Raffensperger speaking at an event with Mandarin-speaking Chinese people, begging the Chinese people to get him more than 100 votes to secure his victory in the election (which he ended up winning by 159 votes).

A Mandarin-language newspaper that actively coordinates with the Chinese United Front Department, a network controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, even explained the strategy to place Raffensperger into office by use of ‘absentee ballots’ that could be obtained by one Chinese person and distributed to others.” That newspaper article stated, “According to statistical calculations, we only need 100 Chinese votes this time to determine the outcome of the election and bring Brad a victory. He will represent our voice in the state legislature in the future.” {11}

On February 8, 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated, when addressing the National Governors Association winter meeting, “We can’t ignore China’s actions and strategic intentions. The Chinese government has been methodical in the way it’s analyzed our system… it’s assessed our vulnerabilities and it’s decided to exploit our freedoms to gain an advantage over us at the federal level, the state level and the local level.” “In fact, I’d be surprised if most of you in the audience had not been lobbied by the Chinese Communist Party directly.” {12}

Axios reported that D&C Think, a Beijing-based think tank that states that it is partners with the CCP’s United Front Work Department, published “The U.S. Governors Report” on June 22, 2019. The reported rated the governors of all 50 American states as hardline, friendly, or unclear/unknown in their political position towards China.

This report was part of a series launched in response to the rapid deterioration of U.S.-China relations. At such a time, according to the report, “it is very important to understand the attitude toward China in all sectors of the United States, including the government, states, interest groups, and mainstream think tanks.”

The report stated that while a hardline attitude towards China now prevails in Washington, the American federal system means that state-level governments may not be in lockstep.

As the report stated, “Governors can ignore orders from the White House, and state governments can change or even cancel local governments such as cities, counties, and school districts.” State-level officials “enjoy a certain degree of diplomatic independence.” {13}

III. The Spy Network


Breightbart published an article in which Congressman Darrell Issa aptly described what the CCP has been doing: “China has a ‘Three-Tiered’ Program with ‘Hundreds of Thousands of People That Act Like Spies.’” “They have professional spies, they have their various companies that they send over that act like spies, and then they have a network of tens of thousands of students, who are, in fact, interrogated when they go home for the summer and whose families are still in China. You put that all together, it’s not just a few spies, it’s hundreds of thousands of people that act like spies that are coordinated by China. It’s aggressive. It isn’t just looking at government. It’s also looking at every part of our enterprise, every part of our business operations.” {14}

Speaking of the students who China has influenced, the United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs issued a report on China’s Impact on the U.S. Education System.

The report points out: “Confucius Institute funding comes with strings that can compromise academic freedom. The Chinese government approves all teachers, events, and speakers. Some U.S. schools contractually agree that both Chinese and U.S. laws will apply. The Chinese teachers sign contracts with the Chinese government pledging they will not damage the national interests of China.” {15}

In addition, China uses students and scholars to spy and steal secrets. “It’s part of a persistent, aggressive Chinese effort to undermine American industries, steal American secrets and eventually diminish American influence in the world so that Beijing can advance its own agenda, US officials, analysts and experts told CNN.” {16}

In 2008, Beijing created the Thousand Talents Plan in order to recruit researchers from countries including the U.S., U.K, Germany, Singapore, Canada, Japan, France, and Australia. The U.S., Canada, and other countries have raised concerns that this plan may facilitate espionage and theft of intellectual properties.

In November 2019, the U.S. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations published the report, “Threats to the U.S. Research Enterprise: China’s Talent Recruitment Plans” declaring that plan a threat to American interests.

The Thousand Talents plan has more than 200 CCP talent recruitment programs. Between 2008 and 2016, these programs drew in almost 60,000 professionals. These programs not only target researchers among the Chinese diaspora, but also top scholars around the world. One high-profile case is Charles Lieber, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. He was arrested for lying about his links to the program. {17}

In the late 1970s, the number of Chinese students studying in U.S. colleges was less than 1,000. By 2019 it was almost 370,000, making China the US’ number one source of international students.

The CCP, spared no time to send the Chinese people to the U.S. as students for technology espionage.

Tang Juan, a researcher for China’s Air Force Military Medical University, came to the University of California, Davis for a research program. When applying for a visa to come to the U.S., she lied about her affiliation with the People’s Liberation Army. When the FBI interviewed her in June 2020, she denied her affiliation again, despite the fact that the FBI showed her a photo of her wearing a military uniform. When the FBI was about to arrest her, she fled and hid in China’s San Francisco Consulate where the FBI agents stayed outside the consulate. The standoff lasted for a month before she finally came out and the FBI took her into custody.

Tang Juan is not the only case. The Justice Department has arrested six such researchers who lied about their military connections when they entered the U.S. {18}

According to John Demers, the U.S. Justice Department’s top national security official, who  reported on December 2, 2020, as the U.S. intensified its crackdown on the CCP’s technology theft via Chinese students and scholars, more than 1,000 Chinese researchers who had come to U.S. universities left the United States. {19}

China has a “thousand grains of sand” approach of interviewing students, tourists, and businessmen and women returning to China, collecting seemingly inconsequential bits of information. Beijing, however, is able to collate collected material, using its growing artificial intelligence and other capabilities. {20}

Secretary Pompeo said, “(T)he Chinese Communist Party is all around us. They are working in our schools. They are working in our clubs and organizations.  They’ve put on a face that’s called a civic organization when, in fact, it’s an element of the Chinese Communist Party’s information-gathering efforts.”

“The Chinese Communist Party clearly lobbies hard, works hard, they have consulates across America where their diplomats are engaged in behavior that’s inconsistent with what we’re supposed to do as diplomats. We shut down one of them because we – it was very clear that they were running a spy operation out of the consulate in Houston.” {21}

Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China made some very direct observations about how serious CCP infiltration has become. In his article titled, “Espionage Emergency: China ‘Floods’ America with Spies,” {22} he warned, “Given the emergency, Washington should immediately close down all of China’s bases of operation in the U.S., including its four remaining consulates — Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco — and substantially reducing the staff of the embassy. The embassy, in reality, needs only the ambassador, immediate family, and personal staff, not the hundreds currently assigned there.”

One example of the CCP espionage related to the Chinese consulate is the case of Baimadajie Angwang, an ethnic Tibetan and naturalized U.S. citizen serving at the New York Police Department. He was arrested for spying for the CCP, with a contact in the Chinese consulate in Manhattan. Angwang reported to the Chinese consulate the activities of fellow ethnic Tibetans, including by scoping out “potential ethnic Tibetan intelligence sources in the New York metropolitan area and beyond,” as well as potential “troublemakers.” {23}

IV. CCP Allies

The CCP is not alone. It has allies in the United States.

For example, Former California Senator Barbara Boxer, co-chair of Mercury Public Affairs, registered herself as a foreign agent for Hikvision, which her company provides strategic consulting service for. However, Hikvision, an infamous Chinese company that produces surveillance cameras widely used by the CCP to monitor the Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang, was barred by the Commerce Department in 2019.

Boxer said her decision to represent Hikvision was an “opportunity” to “help a company operate in a more responsible and humane manner consistent with U.S. law in spirit and letter.” But on January 12, after public criticism, she deregistered herself. {24}

Voice of America (VOA) reported that Code Pink, an antiwar organization in the United States, was campaigning for “China is not our enemy” in 2020. The organization’s website lists 13 different campaigns, with “China is not our enemy” as the first. The organization was founded in 2002. Its website “posts YouTube videos and articles from China Daily, a CCP mouthpiece, including those denying the Chinese government has detained large number of Uyghurs.” {25}

After the outbreak of COVID-19, 27 prominent public health scientists signed a statement in The Lancet on February 18, 2020, condemning “conspiracy theories” suggesting COVID-19 may have come from a lab, and said scientists “overwhelmingly conclude” the virus originated in wildlife. This set a mainstream tone for researchers not to discuss the possibility that the CCP might have created the virus.

The U.S. Right to Know (USRTK) revealed that Peter Daszak, President of EcoHealth Alliance, drafted the statement and orchestrated it to “avoid the appearance of a political statement.” However, EcoHealth Alliance, a non-government organization based in New York, is heavily connected to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). It channeled funding to the WIV scientists from the millions of dollars it received from the U.S. government, to conduct genetic manipulation of coronaviruses. Four other signers of the Lancet statement also have positions with the EcoHealth Alliance. {26}

After many years of infiltration and exchanges of interest, the CCP has harvested a group of alliances, voluntary or involuntary, in the political arena, in business, among Wall Street, the media, Hollywood, Universities, and every area in which they could have input. Part II of this series will discuss how the CCP tries to control American businesses and other institutions.




The complete list of communism’s 45 goals to destroy the United States

On Jan. 10, 1963, Congressman Albert S. Herlong Jr. of Florida read this list of 45 Communist goals into the Congressional Record. The list was derived from researcher Cleon Skousen’s book “The Naked Communist.” {27}

From the TLDM Archives:
These Last Days News
 – July 12, 2016

  1. U.S. should accept coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

  2. U.S. should be willing to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. [Note: These encapsulate the Kennan Doctrine, which advocated for the “containment” of communism. Establishment figures supporting the amoral containment policy at least implicitly worked with the communists in scaring the wits out of the American people concerning atomic war. President Ronald Reagan undid the doctrine when he took an aggressive stand against the Evil Empire by backing freedom fighters from around the world that were struggling against the left-wing communist jackboot. As a result, the Soviet Union and its satellites imploded, a considerable and unexpected setback to the international communist edifice.]

  3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the U.S. would be a demonstration of “moral strength.” [Note: The nuclear freeze advocates supported a freeze on American nuclear development only. Rarely were Soviet nukes or those of other nations mentioned in their self-righteous tirades. The same advocates now call for reducing American military might, claiming that there is something immoral about America preserving its military pre-eminence in the world.]

  4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. [Note: Today, there are calls to end the embargo on the slave island of Cuba, there were complaints about the embargo against Iraq, and the U.S., not Saddam Hussein, was blamed for the suffering of the Iraqi people. Would they have advocated for free trade with Hitler and his National Socialist regime?]

  5. Extend long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

  6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination. [Note: Such aid and trade over decades contributed greatly to the left-wing communist liquidation of over 100 million people worldwide, according to the well-documented “Black Book of Communism.” This aid and trade marks a shameful chapter in American history. Without the aid and trade, the left-wing international communist behemoth would have imploded on its own rot a lot sooner and umpteen millions would have been saved from poverty, misery, starvation and death.]

  7. Grant recognition of Red China and admission of Red China to the U.N. [Note: Not only did President Jimmy Carter fulfill this goal but he also betrayed America’s allies in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Iran, Afghanistan, Angola and elsewhere.]

  8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the Germany question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

  9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the U.S. has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

  10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

  11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. [Note: There are still American intellectuals, and elected members of Congress, who dream of an eventual one world government and who view the U.N., founded by communists such as Alger Hiss, the first secretary-general, as the instrument to bring this about. World government was also the dream of Adolf Hitler and J.V. Stalin. World government was the dream of Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 hijackers.]

  12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party. [Note: While the idea of banning any political party runs contrary to notions of American freedom and liberty, notions that are the exact opposite of those held by the left-wing communists themselves, nevertheless these goals sought to undermine the constitutional obligation of Congress to investigate subversion. The weakening of our government’s ability to conduct such investigations led to the attack of 9/11.]

  13. Do away with loyalty oaths. [Note: It is entirely proper and appropriate for our government to expect employees, paid by the American taxpayer, to take an oath of loyalty.]

  14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

  15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the U.S.[Note: In his book, “Reagan’s War,” Peter Schweizer demonstrates the astonishing degree to which communists and communist sympathizers have penetrated the Democratic Party. In his book, Schweizer writes about the presidential election of 1979.]

  16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights. [Note: This strategy goes back to the founding of the American Civil Liberties Union by Fabian Socialists Roger Baldwin and John Dewey and Communists William Z. Foster and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn among others.]

  17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for Socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

  18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

  19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations that are under Communist attack.[Note:The success of these goals, from a communist perspective, is obvious. Is there any doubt this is so?]

  20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

  21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV & motion pictures.

  22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings,” substituting shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.

  23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. ” Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

  24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

  25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV. [Note: This is the Gramscian agenda of the “long march through the institutions” spelled out explicitly: gradual takeover of the “means of communication” and then using those vehicles to debauch the culture and weaken the will of the individual to resist.]

  26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural and healthy.”[Note: Today those few who still have the courage to advocate public morality are denounced and viciously attacked. Most Americans are entirely unwitting regarding the motives behind this agenda.]

  27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.” [Note: This has been largely accomplished through the communist infiltration of the National Council of Churches, Conservative and Reform Judaism, and the Catholic seminaries.]

  28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state”

  29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

  30. Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

  31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of “the big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over. [Note: Obliterating the American past, with its antecedents in principles of freedom, liberty and private ownership is a major goal of the communists then and now.]

  32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

  33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

  34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

  35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

  36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

  37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

  38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat. [Note: The Soviets used to send “social misfits” and those deemed politically incorrect to massive mental institutions called gulags. The Red Chinese call them lao gai. Hitler called them concentration camps.]

  39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose communist goals. [Note: Psychiatry remains a bulwark of the communist agenda of fostering self-criticism and docility.]

  40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.[Note: Done! The sovereign family is the single most powerful obstacle to authoritarian control.]

  41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.  [Note: Outcome-based education, values clarification or whatever they’re calling it this year.]

  42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special interest groups should rise up and make a “united force” to solve economic, political or social problems. [Note: This describes the dialectical fostering of group consciousness and conflict, which furthers the interests of authoritarianism.]

  43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

  44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

  45. Repeal the Connally Reservation so the U.S. cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.


{1} Chinascope, “A Clash of Values, Part I,” January 14, 2013.
The Communist Manifesto.
{4}, “45 Communist Goals.”
{5}, “Communism’s 45 goals to destroy the United States…”
{6} Index Journal, “Letter: Appreciates guest view on communism,” September 29, 2002.
{7} The Federalist, “Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Ties To China Go Way Deeper Than an Alleged Office Spy.” August 8, 2018.
{8} Axios, “Exclusive: Suspected Chinese spy targeted California politicians,” December 8, 2020.
{9} Ibid.
{10} Washington Examiner, “Eric Swalwell should be kicked off intel committee and stripped of security clearance, experts say,” January 8, 2021.
{11} National File, “CAUGHT ON TAPE: Brad Raffensperger Begged For Chinese Votes,” January 4, 2021.
{12} Fox, “Pompeo warns governors of Chinese infiltration into US: ‘It’s happening in your state,’” February 8, 2020.
{13} Axios, “How a Chinese think tank rates all 50 U.S. governors,” February 19, 2020.
{14} Breitbart, “Issa: China Has ‘Three-Tiered’ Program with ‘Hundreds of Thousands of People That Act Like Spies,’” December 11, 2020.
{15} U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, “China’s Impact on The U.S. Education System.”
{16} CNN, “US intelligence warns China is using student spies to steal secrets,” February 1, 2019.
{17} The Conversation, “The Thousand Talents Plan is part of China’s long quest to become the global scientific leader,” August 31, 2020.
{18} CBS Local, “FBI Takes Wanted Chinese Researcher Into Custody; She Had Been Harbored In SF Consulate,” July 24, 2020.
{19} VOA, “Official: Over 1,000 Chinese Researchers Have Left US Amid Tech Theft Crackdown,” December 2, 2020.
{20} Gatestone Institute, “Espionage Emergency: China ‘Floods’ America with Spies,” December 14, 2020.
{21} State Department Website, “Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Jan Jekielek of The Epoch Times’ American Thought Leaders Program,” January 5, 2021.
{22} Gatestone Institute, “Espionage Emergency: China ‘Floods’ America with Spies,” December 14, 2020.
{23} New York Post, “NYPD cop charged with serving as secret agent of Chinese government,” September 21, 2020.
{24}Fox News, “Barbara Boxer ‘deregisters’ as foreign agent for Chinese surveillance company that targeted Uyghurs,” January 12, 2020.
{25} VOA, “What Kind of Big Game Is Behind the Twitter Account ‘China Is Not Our Enemy’”? December 2, 2020.
{26} USRTK, “Scientist with Conflict of Interest Leading Lancet COVID-19 Commission Task Force on Virus Origins,” November 24, 2020.
{27}, “Communism’s 45 goals to destroy the United States…”


More Verfication: CCP Harvests Organs of Live Falun Gong Practitioners

On December 29, 2020, the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) released a report based on an interview made in October 2016 on how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was harvesting the organs of Falun Gong practitioners while they were still alive. The statement by the interviewee, Mr. Lu Shuheng, corroborates previous reports and allegations and confirms that those at the Shanghai Armed Police Hospital did not use anesthetics in the organ harvesting process.  

Mr. Lu, a former Shanghai native residing in California, called the Sound of Hope Radio station in September 2016 while a program on organ harvesting was on the air. On October 2, 2016, Mr. Lu came to the Sound of Hope Radio station and sat in the studio to have a telephone interview with the WOIPFG about his knowledge of the CCP’s policy of harvesting organs from live Falun Gong practitioners.


To protect Mr. Lu, the WOIPFG did not release information about the interview until December 29, 2020.


Mr. Lu has been in the United States for over 20 years. Several relatives of his in Shanghai had been involved in harvesting the organs of live Falun Gong practitioners.  


During Mr. Lu’s visit to China in 2002, one of his relatives asked Mr. Lu to refer those people in the United States that needed an organ transplant. This relative said, “You keep an eye on this. If you can get in touch with a person (to do an organ transplant), you can earn a lot more money than doing renovations!” On another occasion, Mr. Lu learned that another relative, a doctor, performed organ transplant surgeries at the Shanghai Armed Police Hospital and was paid for each operation. “Money can be earned very quickly and in large amounts (when you do organ transplants). So, you just go outside to get (business)!” “The organs are of very good quality and are all fresh, all alive!” 


While on the operating table, Falun Gong practitioners would shout out “Falun Dafa is Good” until they succumbed to the pain. The parts needed for organ transplants were not anesthetized because the fewer anesthetics used, the fresher and better the organs would be for transplant.  


Mr. Lu has another relative who was deputy director of the Shanghai Labor Reform Bureau and deputy director of the Judicial Bureau. Sometimes, the CCP central government in Beijing would request this relative to swap Falun Gong practitioners for some prisoners so that these prisoners could be released. For each Falun Gong practitioner arrested, the Shanghai police would receive 500 yuan in cash. No booking record would be maintained and the Falun Gong practitioner would be sent directly to a secret location in Pudong, Shanghai.


The first allegation of the CCP conducting organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners was made on March 17, 2006, when a nurse from the Liaoning Thrombosis Hospital in Sujiatun, Shenyang City, came forward in Washington, D.C. to disclose the CCP’s large-scale organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners. From 2001 to 2003, the hospital held about 6,000 Falun Gong practitioners. More than 4,000 of them were directly burned in a “cremator” in the backyard of the hospital after their organs had been harvested.


On July 6, 2006, two Canadian lawyers published an independent report. After assessing 18 elements of evidence that the authors submitted were ‘‘verifiable and in most cases incontestable,’’ the report concluded that ‘‘there has been and continues today to be large-scale organ seizures from unwilling Falun Gong practitioners.’’


On June 17, 2019, an independent tribunal sitting in London concluded that the killing of detainees in China for organ transplants is continuing, and victims include imprisoned followers of the Falun Gong movement.


Source: World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong, December 29, 2020

HKET: U.S. Companies in HK Felt Pessimistic about HK’s Prospects

Hong Kong Economic Times (HKET), the leading financial daily in Hong Kong, recently reported that the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Hong Kong just released its findings from a study it conducted between December 11 and January 4. The survey was among the 1,400 members of the HK Chamber. The results showed that 61 percent of the respondents expressed the belief that Hong Kong’s business environment last year was unstable and had deteriorated over time. More than 40 percent of the respondents were pessimistic about the city’s outlook for 2021. The report also showed that around one third of the interviewees said Hong Kong’s competitiveness as a global business center has decreased in the past year. Experts widely believed the Pandemic and numerous social events, such as the movement calling for democracy and freedom and the implementation of the Hong Kong National Security Law, significantly impacted the business environment of Hong Kong.

Source: HKET, January 12, 2021

“Big-head” Baby Reappears in China; Antibacterial Cream Had Hormones

In the past, China has seen multiple cases of children developing “big-head” disease after drinking inferior milk powder. A more recent case of a child with a “big-head” was reported after the parent used an antibacterial cream, which caused abnormal head development of the baby. The government of Zhangzhou City of Fujian Province, where the incident occurred, has ordered manufacturers to recall the product and launched an investigation.

On January 7, Wei Wenfeng, a Chinese consumer product safety expert, broke the story via Bilibili, a Chinese video sharing platform. The video indicated that in 2020, a parent bought the Aiyingshu (嗳婴树) brand “Multi-effect Special Antibacterial Cream” and applied it to his 5-month-old child.

The parent found that after applying the cream, the child experienced a swollen face, hairy forehead, and even stunted growth, which are typical “big-head” disease symptoms. After the incident, the parent took the child to seek a medical examination. It was not until the doctor asked whether the child had used hormone ointment that the parent suspected that there was a problem with this antibacterial cream and stopped using it.

The manufacturer of this antibacterial cream, Fujian Ouai Baby Health Care Products Co. LTD, was registered in Zhangzhou in April 2017. The company also has another “Happy Forest” baby cream. These two products, after being tested at professional institutions, both contained hormones that should not have been added to these products.

However, Fujian Ouai had published a statement claiming that, according to the reports conducted by a local government medical technical center on March 6, 2019, the test results on its antibacterial cream showed “normal” and showed that the product “contained neither hormones not antibiotics.”

Source: Central News Agency, January 8, 2021

Top Executives of Chinese Pharmaceutical Companies Abruptly Resign for “Personal Reasons”

The sudden resignation of a number of top executives of Chinese pharmaceutical companies suggested that the efficacy of the domestic developed COVID 19 vaccines could have been exaggerated.

On January 13, Zhong Shanshan, CEO of Chinese Wantai Biosciences and the richest man in China and Asia, abruptly resigned citing “personal reasons.” Before Zhong’s resignation, Wantai was collaborating with Xiamen University and the University of Hong Kong to develop a nasal spray COVID vaccine. On January 6, Wantai released a statement stating that the company is uncertain as to the trial results from phase one through phase three and is unable to project when the product will be available for sale.

On January 12, Li Zhiming, chairman of the board and Li Hui, board member of pharmaceutical company Sinopharm Holdings also resigned for “personal reasons.” Sinopharm Group is a state-owned pharmaceutical company in China. On December 31, 2020, it just received the official approval to have a limited launch of its COVID vaccine, but a recent news report suggested that among the SOE expatriates deployed to countries including Serbia and Angola, about three hundred of them still contracted COVID 19 even after they received Sinopharm vaccine.

Meanwhile, according to the data the Brazilian Research Institute released on January 12, the China developed Sinovac vaccine efficacy in clinical trial phase three was 50.4 percent, down from 78 percent that the Brazil’s Butantan Institute reported one week ago. Last December, China’s official media refused to disclose the COVID vaccine trial results in Brazil. It published the results from Turkey instead and claimed that it was 91.25 effective. However, the data from Indonesia showed the number was only 65.3 percent.

1. Epoch Times, January 14, 2021
2. Radio Free Asia, January 13, 2021

Declassified U.S. Strategy in Indo-Pacific: Denying China Sustained Air and Sea Dominance

Less than a week before the end Trump’s first term, on January 13, the Trump administration just declassified a national security document—its 2018 strategic framework for the Indo-Pacific. It includes but is not limited to preventing China from establishing new, illiberal spheres of influence; enabling Taiwan to develop an effective asymmetric defense strategy and capabilities’; and strengthening the capabilities and will of Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Australia to contribute to the countering of China’s aggression.

According to ABC Australia, the document was previously classified “secret” and “not for foreign nationals.” It was officially declassified 30 years earlier than would normally be the case. This approach was unusual and it is believed that Trump was trying to put pressure on the next administration to avoid a major alteration of the China’s policy.

The document is 10 pages long with a number of redactions. It listed measures to enable the U.S. to maintain diplomatic preeminence in the Indo-Pacific region. It stressed that China and North Korea pose grave threats to the security of the region. U.S. strategy is to align with those of Australia, India and Japan to create a quadrilateral security framework to counter China’s growing economic aggression while enabling Taiwan to gain the defense capabilities to engage China on its own terms.

In the sections about China, it emphasized that the objective is to “prevent China’s industrial policies and unfair trading practices from distorting global markets and harming U.S. competitiveness; and to build an international consensus that China’s industrial policies and unfair trading practices are damaging the global trading system. It laid out actions including working closely with allies and like-minded countries to prevent Chinese acquisition of military and strategic capabilities; broaden the scope of the Committee on foreign Investment in the United States to cover venture capital and other forms of investment by China; and adopt domestic policies that promote growth in key technologies.”

Rory Medcalf, head of the National Security College at ANU, said, “This is a highly significant document. It is extraordinary that it has been released decades early. … This strategic framework is very forthright on China — not quite confrontational but very firm.”
1. Radio Free Asia, January 13, 2021

2. ABC Australia, January 12, 2021

3. The White House, January 12, 2021

Canberra Prohibits China’s Acquisition of Australian Builders

Canberra has prohibited China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), a PRC state construction company, from taking over an Australian company, as tensions between the two countries show no signs of abating.

On January 11, South Africa-based building and civil engineering contractors Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon (WBHO), the largest shareholder of Melbourne-headquartered Probuild, told the Johannesburg Stock Exchange that, upon learning that Canberra’s Foreign Investment Review Board would reject the deal “on the grounds of national security,” China State Construction Engineering Corporation, has abandoned its bid.

The Australian Financial Review reported Tuesday (January 12) that CSCEC planned to spend 300 million Australian dollars (US$ 231 million) to acquire WBHO’s 88 percent stake in Probuild.

Source: Voice of America, January 12, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden Appointed Thomas Zimmerman to Serve as Deputy Lead for National Security Personnel

President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Thomas Zimmerman as a Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel as part of the new appointments he announced on December 30, 2020. Zimmerman will serve as Deputy Lead for National Security Personnel on the Biden-Harris Transition team.

Mr. Zimmerman has prior experience working in China as a visiting scholar at the Department of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS).

For example, on February 10, 2015, Mr. Zimmerman, senior project officer of the International Cooperation Office of New York University, delivered a speech at the SASS International Relations Institute on the future of the U.S. policy in Afghanistan. In his speech, he discussed the changes in the future U.S. security mission in Afghanistan and the corresponding policy adjustments, how U.S. domestic political changes in the general election would affect U.S. Afghanistan policy, and how China and the United States can jointly cooperate to carry out projects to achieve common goals.

On March 12, 2015, Mr. Zimmerman also participated and spoke at a forum titled, “U.S. Anti-Terrorism Policy and the Asian-African Counter-Terrorism Posture.” The Shanghai Institute of American Studies and the Center for West Asian and North African Studies of the SASS jointly organized the event. During the discussions, Mr. “Zimmerman expressed the belief that, in resolving the Afghanistan issue, the United States is also pinning its hopes on China, hoping that China can play an active role in it. The United States and China share common interests and goals on the issue of Afghanistan. China is advocating the construction of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ strategy, but due to the continued civil war in Afghanistan, the potential for economic cooperation in Afghanistan is difficult to evaluate. Western countries led by the United States have been making strategic retreats from this region and China’s role in resolving the Afghanistan issue has become increasingly apparent.”

In June 2016, Mr. Zimmerman visited the Shanghai Institute of American Studies and conducted internal discussions with attendees from SASS and the Shanghai Institute of American about the “One Belt and One Road,” terrorism issues, and the Sino-US anti-terrorism cooperation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

SASS, a leading think tank in China, was established in 1958 and is primarily funded by the Chinese government. According to a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against Keven Mallory in June 2017, since 2014, the FBI has assessed that the Shanghai State Security Bureau (SSSB), a sub-component of China’s Ministry of State Security, has had a close relationship with SASS and uses SASS employees as spotters and assessors. The FBI has further assessed that SSSB intelligence officers have also used SASS affiliation as cover identities.

Shanghai Institute of American Studies
U.S. Department of Justice