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(RepublicanWire.org) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had an interesting message for American athletes on Thursday, the eve of the Beijing Olympics, during a hearing of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

The California Democrat started off well, taking aim at the Chinese government for its egregious human rights abuses and the International Olympic Committee for its decision to award the Winter Games to America’s greatest foe.

She told the group the U.S. has an “urgent moral duty to shine a bright light” on China’s violations, according to Reuters.Advertisement – story continues below

“Now the IOC,” Pelosi said, “aided by corporate sponsors, once again turns a blind eye with the 2022 Winter Olympics just to bolster their bottom line. If we do not speak out against human rights violations in China, because of commercial interests, we lose all moral authority to speak out against human rights violations anywhere.”

So far, so good. Most of us likely agree with the speaker’s statements on both China and the IOC.Trending:Email Hidden for 5 Years Declared Hunter Biden ‘Undercut’ US Efforts to Fight Ukraine Corruption – Report

It was what came next that has us scratching our heads.

Pelosi issued a warning to members of Team USA: “I would say to our athletes, you’re there to compete. Do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless.Advertisement – story continues below

“I know there is a temptation on the part of some to speak out while they are there. I respect that, but I also worry about what the Chinese government might do to their reputations, to their families.”

Just minutes after stressing the importance of holding China to account, the speaker of the House urged American athletes to keep their mouths shut in Beijing. “Do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless.”

If any of the athletes want to call out the human rights abuses of the Chinese government, they should feel free to do so.

Millions of people will be watching. Participation in the Olympics provides an athlete with a very large platform from which he or she can send a message to the world.Advertisement – story continues below

Athletes obviously can choose whether to speak out on China’s abuses. If an individual athlete has weighed the risks and feels called to take a stand against the unspeakable cruelty of the CCP, that should be his or her decision.

But either way, it’s wrong for Pelosi to try to put a universal muzzle on the whole team.Related:Here’s How Democrats Plan to ‘Rig’ the 2022 Election to Keep Democrats in Majority and Pelosi Speaker

If she had her way, the world would potentially miss out on a meaningful protest against its pre-eminent dictatorship. The speaker’s efforts to stop people from following their conscience is a disgrace and doubles as a huge gift to the freedom-hating CCP.

What’s behind it?Advertisement – story continues below

A few Twitter users had some ideas about Pelosi’s stance.

More seriously, if the research conducted by Peter Schweizer, a senior contributor to Breitbart News and the president of the Government Accountability Institute, is accurate, the CCP has played a hand in bolstering Pelosi’s own bottom line.

His recently published book, “Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win,” made a big splash for what it said about the Biden family’s business dealings in China.

Less noticed were Schweizer’s revelations about how the Pelosi family has benefited from the largess of the Chinese government.Advertisement – story continues below

Prior to the book’s release, Schweizer joined Fox News’ Mark Levin on his show, “Life, Liberty and Levin.” The two discussed “subterranean” efforts between the CCP and various U.S. institutions. China, Schweizer noted, has been very successful with something the Chinese call “elite capture.”Should Olympic athletes feel free to speak out against China’s abuses?Yes No
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“They provide deals and benefits to powerful politicians, help make them rich,” he said. “Those politicians become more friendly toward China.”

Schweizer said that when Pelosi first arrived in Washington, she was very opposed to the CCP. “Her position has evolved because her husband and her son secured deals in China,” he said.Advertisement – story continues below

He recounted the first time Beijing hosted the Olympics, which was the 2008 Summer Games.

“She initially favored a boycott of those Olympics,” he said. “But then something curious happened. Her husband was invested in a couple of limousine companies. … They actually got contracts to shuttle VIPs around in Beijing for the Olympics. It was quite a big contract. So, she reversed herself. She said she no longer favored a full-out boycott. And the deals have mounted.”

“Nancy Pelosi has steadfastly refused for two years now to even allow a single congressional hearing on the origins of COVID and how it came from China,” Schweizer pointed out.

There appears to be a selfish motive behind every move, every statement this woman makes. And Pelosi’s “concern” for the athletes is no exception.Advertisement – story continues below

The consensus among Western nations is that China’s treatment of the Uyghur population and other Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang region is appalling. There’s a reason Republican Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey called the Games “the genocide Olympics” at a congressional hearing last summer.

In December, The Associated Press reported that “a prominent British barrister” had conducted an independent study “to assess evidence on China’s alleged rights abuses against the Uyghur people.” He concluded that “the Chinese government committed genocide and crimes against humanity.”

U.S. athletes, if they choose to speak out against China’s atrocities, should not be silenced.

(RepublicanWire.org) – As recently as March 2017, Hunter Biden’s private equity firm held a stake in a company run by a Chinese executive with ties to officials at some of the highest levels of the Communist Party of China, according to emails reviewed by FOX Business.

Hunter Biden’s longtime business partner, Eric Schwerin, sent him an email in March 2017 breaking down the ownership interests of Rosemont Seneca Advisors, which included a 5% stake in Harves Amusement Parks and ownership in Harves Sports and Entertainment.

Biden’s introduction to the Harves Group came about two years earlier, when Francis Person, who served as an adviser to then-Vice President Biden from 2009 to 2014 and was a “special assistant” to Biden in the Senate, sent an email to Hunter Biden in July 2015 inviting him to China the following month to meet his business partner, Bo Zhang, and his family. 

“Bo Zhang and his family would host us. They are a great family with great respect and relationships in China. Bo graduated from American Univ and is in his late 20’s, and his parents own Harves Century Group of Shenyang – which is a top tier private chinese real estate development firm,” Person wrote. “His mom is actually the Chairman of the company, which is unique in China. They are very private, and wouldn’t tell anyone about you coming. Bo’s father-in-law is actually the Governor of Hainan (Chinese Hawaii), which he doesn’t advertise at all.”

Harves Century Group, which has backing from the state-owned China Development Bank, is headquartered in Shenyang, China, and is the parent company of multiple U.S.-based Harves affiliates, including Harves Investment Group (HIG), Harves Global Entertainment, and Harves Sports. Harves Century’s website says the chairwoman is Jenglan Shao, which is revealed to be Zhang’s mother according to Person’s 2015 email to Hunter Biden. It is unclear what her background is or whether she is an American citizen, but her name comes up on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) website as a maxed-out donor to Person’s failed 2016 campaign against then-Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. Zhang also was a maxed-out donor to Person’s campaign. Schwerin and Hunter Biden both donated $2,700. 

Person’s email went on to say that Zhang is “being groomed to take over his family’s dynasty” and that the trip wasn’t about selling Biden on anything, but more about “grow[ing] that relationship,” adding that “there will be plenty of big things that come down the road that we can work on.” Person added that Harves was partnering with NBA stars Magic Johnson and LeBron James in 2016 to “host an NBA Global Game in China.”

The longtime Biden aide, who traveled with Vice President Biden to 49 of the 50 countries he visited through mid-2014, including China, and was described by then-second lady Jill Biden as “like a son to Joe and me” and someone who “will always be a part of our family,” was tapped to be the president of Harves in January 2015, less than six months after he left the White House. According to Linkedin, Person “[h]elped guide the formation of the Harves Group headquartered in Washington DC, serving as the U.S. affiliate of Harves [Century Group].”

One of the emails was from Schwerin to Zhang, Biden, Person, an assistant, and Tara Greco, a former director of communications for the union that represents NBA players. The April 2016 email, which was directed at Zhang, said Greco had learned that the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) had a deal with the NBA to “build NBA branded stadiums around China,” but said it appeared the project was “stalled” after only two stadiums were built, prompting Schwerin to say, “If Liaoning can get one of these stadiums that would be a big help in your efforts to get more NBA related content in Liaoning.” After listing off several questions he had for Zhang, Schwerin concluded the email by saying they could discuss when they met the following week.

In November 2020, a joint press release announced that Harves was partnering with NBA China, a company that was formed in 2008 to conduct the NBA’s business throughout China and develop NBA-themed entertainment centers. Zhang was quoted in the press release as saying, the centers “furthers our mission to provide best-in-class global entertainment experiences to local populations.” In May of this year, the eastern city of Suzhou is expected to open its first experience center. Zhang said, “We hope to grow it into a landmark project in the sports industry.”

“As part of the partnership, Harves, plans to open six NBA-themed entertainment centers across China, with the first opening by 2022,” the press release said. “These entertainment centers will bring together fans and families to experience the excitement of the NBA through a variety of new activities and offerings, including cutting-edge, interactive digital games, NBA-themed dining and more.”

In addition to being the co-founder and CEO of Harves Global Entertainment, Person is the co-founder and CEO of DreamCube Innovations, a company that Fast Company described as an “enticing new technology and brand that’s already signed deals with the NBA as well as with the Manchester United soccer club” that is set up “across China.”

“It’s humbling to work with incredibly creative, talented, and passionate people to push technology and immersive experiences to another level,” Person wrote on his Facebook, sharing the Fast Company article. “We’re living through tough times, but our future is lined with infinite possibilities.”

FOX Business reached out to Person and Zhang to inquire about the relationship between Harves and the Chinese government and whether they have played a role in approving any of their business contracts along with a series of other questions, but neither of them responded. In Person’s 2015 email to Hunter Biden, he revealed that Zhang’s father-in-law was the governor of Hainan at the time. A timeline shows that Liu Cigui was the governor in 2015 and according to The Diplomat, Cigui was considered to be a “Xi loyalist.” 

Cigui went straight to public service at the age of 20 going “through various levels of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organs in Fujian, first via the Communist Youth League and then as spatial party secretaries, eventually of prefecture-level Putian, a coastal city of 2 million along the Xiamen-Quanzhou-Putian-Fuzhou coastal axis,” The Diplomat reported. According to China Vitae, Cigui has been a member of the CCP Central Committee, which is the party’s “highest organ of authority,” since 2012. Additionally, Liu was a member of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection from 2012 to 2017, which, according to The Washington Post, is “a secretive, powerful agency in charge of investigating the Communist Party’s own members for corruption,” was “the main weapon in Xi Jinping’s rapid consolidation of power as China’s new leader.”

Another tie that Zhang has to the CCP was revealed in a December 2013 Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) filing with the Justice Department, listing Zhang as the “Foreign Principal.” 

“Although the Foreign Principal is a private individual, because of his relationship with a Chinese Government Official, Liu Guoqiang, a Vice Chairman Liaoning Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Conservative [sic] Conference (CPPCC) People’s Republic of China, the foreign principal proposes to seek assistance from the Registrant [Patton Boggs LLP] to provide Congressional outreach on behalf of the Vice Chairman in relation to setting up meetings with Congressional officials, when the Vice Chairman and his delegation visit the United States which is expected to occur in 2014,” the filing reads.

According to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the CPPCC is a “critical coordinating body that brings together representatives of China’s other interest groups and is led by a member of China’s highest-level decision-making authority, the CCP’s Politburo Standing Committee.” The Diplomat reports that the CPPCC is a “key part” of China’s “United Front” work and that it is “designed to liaise with non-Communist Party members – and ultimately see them work with the CCP to advance its interests” and target prominent figures like athletes, businesspeople, and politicians.

Hunter Biden’s attorney and Schwerin did not respond to a series of questions or say whether Hunter still had a stake in Harves.

(RepublicanWire.org) – The U.S. levied sanctions against numerous Chinese entities this month after it said that the communist nation was using emerging biotechnology to create “brain-control weaponry” and other technology that creates a serious risk to U.S. national security.

“New intelligence shows China is using technologies like gene editing, and brain machine interfaces to enhance military capabilities and control its own people, machines that could allow a Chinese commando to discharge a weapon with just a thought, not a trigger finger,” Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin said. “This month the Biden administration targeted the emerging threat by levying sanctions on 37 Chinese biotechnology companies that have ties to this research that experts say include so called ‘mind control weapons.’”

Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe warned that the U.S. is not going to use the same questionable practices that China is. “We’re not going to place our own soldiers, sailors, and airmen at risk, which is what the intelligence tells us the Chinese are willing to do,” he said. “They want to advance at any costs, including those that are harmful to their own population.”

“The Pentagon says Beijing already uses these technologies, including biometric surveillance tools and facial recognition to track dissidents and journalists and to suppress the Uyghurs,” Griffin added.

The U.S. Commerce Department said in a statement on December 16th:

Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) took action to address the ongoing threats to U.S. national security and foreign policy presented by the People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s efforts to develop and deploy biotechnology and other technologies for military applications and human rights abuses. BIS is also taking action against entities operating in the PRC, Georgia, Malaysia, and Turkey for diverting or attempting to divert U.S. items to Iran’s military programs.

The final rule issued by the Commerce Department said that the actions against Chinese entities were due to the communist nation using “biotechnology processes to support Chinese military end uses and end users, to include purported brain-control weaponry.”

“The scientific pursuit of biotechnology and medical innovation can save lives. Unfortunately, the PRC is choosing to use these technologies to pursue control over its people and its repression of members of ethnic and religious minority groups.  We cannot allow U.S. commodities, technologies, and software that support medical science and biotechnical innovation to be diverted toward uses contrary to U.S. national security,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo. “The U.S. will continue to stand strong against efforts by the PRC and Iran to turn tools that can help humanity prosper into implements that threaten global security and stability.”

A senior U.S. official told The Financial Times that China was seeking to use emerging biotechnologies to try to develop future military applications that included “gene editing, human performance enhancement [and] brain machine interfaces.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – A growing mystery is surrounding Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, who disappeared from public view in November and has now resurfaced. Just before she vanished, Peng publicly accused a senior communist official of abusing her; now she’s denying she ever said it.

On November 2, Peng posted a message on Weibo – China’s state-controlled equivalent of Twitter – accusing Politburo member and former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of coercing her into having sex with him. Inside 20 minutes, the post had vanished, and any mention of it was quickly stamped out by communist censors. And — it was the last people heard of Peng Shuai. The World Tennis Association asked China to stop the censorship and to disclose her location. Fellow tennis stars demanded to know she was OK. China said nothing.

Then, on December 19, Peng reappeared in a video interview with a communist newspaper. In the video, she claimed she’s been staying at home but was free to come and go if she wanted to. She then insisted, “I have never said that I wrote that anyone sexually assaulted me.”

The thing is, she did say it. China’s Orwellian government might have deleted the post, but screenshots of it are circulating freely on the internet. She said it. Everyone knows she said it. So why is she denying it now? What threats have the communists made?

This isn’t the first time an inconvenient celebrity has vanished for weeks, then popped up again like to reveal a transformation into an obedient, pro-regime drone – a sort of communist Stepford Wife, or an Asian Winston Smith sitting in the Beijing branch of the Chestnut Tree Cafe listening to Big Brother Xi’s speeches.

(RepublicanWire.org) – The rumor mill is running hot in the halls of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, as a whispering campaign about Vice President Kamals Harris and President Joe Biden gains steam.

What are they all whispering about? Whether or not Kamala and Joe are deep in the pocket of Communist China.

Why? Well, as one commentator at the conservative Washington Examiner points out in a piece today, Kamala went out of her way over the weekend to absolve Red China of any responsibility for the COVID-19 deaths of more than 800,000 Americans in less than two years of a pandemic that shows no sign of letting up as the omicron variant is just taking hold.

According to the piece headlined Kamala Harris absolves China of responsibility for COVID-19:

“The Biden White House also isn’t going to hold China accountable, if comments this week from Vice President Kamala Harris are any indication…

“‘I don’t think this is a moment to talk about fault,” Harris told CBS News’s Margaret Brennan. “It is no one’s fault that this virus hit our shores or hit the world. But it is more about individual power and responsibility and the decisions that everyone has the choice to make.” [emphasis added]

Really? It’s no one’s fault COVID-19 hit the shores of the United States of America or hit the world? That will come as news to investigators who’ve been briefing elected leaders worldwide that the virus is manufactured and came out of an infamous lab operated by the Chinese government in Wuhan, China.

So, the question remains? Why is Kamala Harris – along with Joe Biden – running interference for Communist China?

(RepublicanWire.org) – The People’s Republic of China has always been an intimidating place.  What would it mean for America if we were under The Chinese government’s control?  They would control our words, behaviors, institutions,  everything about us. They would mold us to please the dictatorship in Beijing. 

The American billionaires who have collaborated with Communist China to amass great wealth are betraying their country by prioritizing money over national security.

Even our president’s own son has gotten rich from business deals in China.

Despite the extraordinary consequences of defeat, America’s system is gradually drifting into a national security state that will clearly lose its war with Communist China.

The Pentagon and intelligence communities under Biden’s administration are distracted, focusing on creating a woke force rather than one capable of winning wars, and it is further weakening America.

The Chinese Communist Party’s system of government is a daunting challenge for any country that wants to become the world’s dominant superpower. If we do not reevaluate our capabilities and make an effort on this scale, then it may be too late before anyone knows what has happened!

Many people have gone to twitter to express their concern with our current administration and how vulnerable we are to potential threats.

The United States needs a full-blown investigation into the requirements for victory over China – and we must be willing to undertake every reform possible in order to maintain our safety, freedom and prosperity.

Apologizing for calling the country of Taiwan a “country.” As anyone who pays attention knows, the Republic of China, better known as Taiwan, is its own nation. Though the United States (and most of the world) is officially reticent to recognize it as such because of a decades-long tradition of cow-towing to China, who refuses to recognize Taiwan’s legitimacy. And apparently, WWE star and actor John Cena is a bit conflicted in that he first recognized Taiwan as a country, but later backtracked after his Chinese masters complained.

TheBlaze reports that while promoting Cena’s new movie, he said that Taiwan would be “the first country to see Fast & Furious 9.” Naturally, this led to China throwing a tantrum:

The problem with Cena’s statement, according to communist China, is that he acknowledged Taiwan as a sovereign country separate of China. The communist government claims Taiwan as its territory, but Taiwan claims to be a sovereign, self-governing republic. Conflict over Taiwan’s status stems from the 20th century Chinese civil war, which has never technically ended.

Taiwan’s independence, unfortunately, is mostly unacknowledged on the world stage — most countries have not established official diplomatic relations with Taiwan — and China aggressively polices speech regarding Taiwan. The communist government considers the recognition of Taiwan’s sovereignty as crossing the proverbial “line in the sand.”

Cena, apparently terrified that China would ban the movie or otherwise hurt his bottom line, uploaded a weird, groveling apology to China.

“Hello, China. This is John Cena. I did many, many interviews for Fast & Furious 9. In one of the interviews I made a mistake,” Cena said. “I love and respect China and Chinese people. I’m very, very sorry for my mistake. Sorry, sorry. I’m very sorry. You must understand I love and respect China and Chinese people. Sorry. Goodbye.”

Cena’s groveling did not go well for him. People flocked to the post to admonish him for his spinelessness:

If you were previously a fan of John Cena, you’re probably not anymore. But hey — at least we know for a fact that John Cena is and has always been a sellout to the Chinese propaganda machine who will always put his own interests above those of anyone else’s