WASHINGTON, DC, Aug 3 — Communist China is a clear and present danger to the free world. So why are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, President Biden, and Senator Chuck Schumer making gestures of friendship with the Beijing regime?
The Gates Foundation recently ponied up a hundred grand to fund a Chinese effort to lure foreign scientists and the Communist regime’s scientific and technological capabilities. President Biden has been selling them millions of barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve [SPR] — oil we could have used to help alleviate America’s gas crisis. And Schumer removed a provision from technology legislation that would have made it harder for China to steal U.S. trade secrets.
Meanwhile, we have a rare joint warning from our FBI chief, Christopher Wray, and Great Britain’s MI5 Director General Ken McCallum issued on July 6. They tell us to beware. McCallum warned that “The most game-changing challenge we face comes from the Chinese Communist Party. It’s covertly applying pressure across the globe. This might feel abstract. But it’s real and it’s pressing. We need to talk about it. We need to act.” Wray pointed out that “We consistently see that it’s the Chinese government that poses the biggest long-term threat to our economic and national security, and by ‘our,’ I mean both of our nations, along with our allies in Europe and elsewhere.”
Yet, Bill Gates and company have a long history of cozying up to Beijing. They set up an office there in 2007 and have close ties with the president of Communist China Xi Jinping. In 2018 the Chinese Communist Party [CCP] officially declared him to be “the Chinese people’s old friend.”
As for the Biden connection, the Epoch Times says it made a review of U.S. Department of Energy documents and found that we’ve sold some 5.9 million barrels from our petroleum reserve and exported the oil to China. “The latest contract was unveiled on July 10, consisting of 950,000 barrels sold for around $113.5 million. The Times noted that when Congressman Clay Higgins [R-LA] found out about the deal he called it “an abuse of the SPR, far beyond its intended purpose. Sending U.S. petroleum reserves to foreign adversaries is wrong, and it undermines our national security.”
The newspaper’s report also hinted that the president’s son, Hunter Biden, may have had a hand in that transaction.
Surely, the CCP would have welcomed Senate Majority Leader Schumer’s recent effort to give the Communists easier access to U.S. technology. The Washington Free Beacon reported last week that Schumer nixed a Republican provision in the pending $250 billion Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act that would have prohibited China from getting its hands on critical American technology. The Beacon says that “At issue are provisions written by Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) that bar U.S. companies from manufacturing products in China, such as semiconductors, that were developed using federally funded research. Myriad government and private investigations conclude that the Chinese government routinely steals trade secrets from U.S. companies, government agencies, and universities.”
Portman, who is the Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has introduced legislation to deal with the issue. His Safeguarding American Innovation Act is aimed at protecting U.S. research and development projects, as well as all export-controlled goods, technologies and sensitive information.
The Senator revealed the findings of an investigation that “the Chinese government is using every tool at its disposal to infiltrate and steal valuable information. We cannot let the American taxpayer continue to unwittingly fund China’s military and economic rise, which is why our report makes strong recommendations to enhance and protect our Federal Reserve.”
He cited an investigative report prepared by the Republican staff of the Senate panel. The report, he said, “makes clear that China’s malign efforts at influence and information theft are not limited to science and technology fields. American economic and monetary policy is also being targeted by the Chinese government…As our investigation reveals, the Chinese government is using every tool at its disposal to infiltrate and steal valuable information. We cannot let the American taxpayer continue to unwittingly fund China’s military and economic rise which is why our report makes strong recommendations to enhance and protect our Federal Reserve. This report shows that we cannot make any American taxpayer-funded investment in science, technology, or economic policy without including safeguarding and security protections like my Safeguarding American Innovation Act.”