President Joe Biden’s pick U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Linda Thomas-Greenfield, advertised for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), at one of Africa’s Confucius Institutes in 2019.
Thomas-Greenfield was hired by the Albright Stonebridge Group, a lobbying firm with deep ties to the CCP according to The National Pulse on Jan. 27.
Confucius Institutes and Linda Thomas-Greenfield
In fact, the Confucius Institutes themselves are funded by the CCP, which uses them for propaganda and cultural and political influence in the countries where they are located, in addition to allegedly stealing intellectual property.
The speech given by Thomas-Greenfield, was analyzed in the Senate during hearings to consider approval for the position, and was found to highlight the influence of the CCP, which is noted even in the title, “China-U.S.-Africa Relations.”
“Too optimistic and soft regarding China’s [the CCP’s] policies and intentions in Africa at a time when the U.S. government was trying to shed light on China’s many abuses there,” according to several Senate aides.
According to Thomas-Greenfield the United States and the CCP would promote values such as “good governance, gender equity, and the rule of law,” as quoted by The Washington Post.
CCP would promote values such as good governance, gender equity, and the rule of law
“I see no reason why China cannot share in those values. In fact, China [the CCP] is in a unique position to spread these ideals given its strong footprint on the continent,” Thomas-Greenfield said, which is contradictory to the constant accusations leveled at the CCP for human rights violations, including genocide.
Despite mentioning the United States in the title of her speech, the honoree was the CCP, while criticizing then-President Donald Trump.
Thomas-Greenfield for the Belt and Road Initiative
Additionally, she touted the Belt and Road Initiative used by the CCP for strategic, political, and economic purposes to make countries dependent on it, changing the established democratic order to one “dominated solely” by it.
In addressing this issue Thomas-Greenfield sidestepped accusations against the CCP for so-called debt traps, in which it offers large loans to developing countries, taking undue advantage to keep the infrastructure built with that money.
At this point she not only praised the alleged superiority of the CCP in terms of financing, but also discredited the West and the United States for not offering viable alternatives, reported The National Pulse.
Thomas-Greenfield’s leaning toward the CCP
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) found records showing Thomas-Greenfield’s leaning toward the CCP, as far back as 2001.
Both Thomas-Greenfield and Biden’s fellow Department of Homeland Security (DHS) nominee, Alejandro Mayorkas, have been linked to the CCP.
These nominations are noteworthy given that the CCP has been repeatedly labeled by U.S. security agencies and the State Department as the top threat to the country.