An investigation revealed that an attractive and charismatic female spy from China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) infiltrated several Democratic campaigns in California.
Named Fang Fang, or Christine Fang, she targeted two U.S. mayors and one of the House of Representatives’ younger members before disappearing from the country after the FBI investigation, Axios reported on Dec. 8.
Among her activities, Fang raised funds for the re-election of Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and accompanied and interacted with him at various events, as well as placing an internal official in his office.
She also participated in a fundraiser for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).
Also, she seems to have had emotional relationships with two other mayors in the Midwest.
“The fact that she was traveling around the country” relating to U.S. politicians “was a big red flag,” and an indication that “she was on a mission,” said an FBI agent, quoted by Axios.
According to the Daily Mail, Fang’s activities ran from 2011 to 2015, when she was discovered by the FBI while surveilling another suspect.
She reportedly deeply infiltrated Bay Area political activity, organizing meetings linking Chinese consulate officials with politicians in the region, including the former mayor of Fremont, Bill Harrison (D-Calif.), and House Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif).
Fang’s case shows how easily an MSS operative can gain access to sensitive U.S. political circles.
Fang disappeared as soon as she got a whiff that she was being investigated, cutting off all ties and abruptly fleeing to China.
According to FBI Director Chris Wray, the CCP “is engaged in a highly sophisticated malign foreign influence campaign,” he said in a July 2020 speech.
Through various avenues, the CCP makes “subversive, undeclared, criminal, or coercive attempts to sway our government’s policies, distort our country’s public discourse, and undermine confidence in our democratic processes and values,” Wray added.
The CCP’s decades-long infiltration of the United States now alarms authorities to the extent that it is considered a major threat.
In this sense, the director of National Intelligence (DNI), John Ratcliffe, referred to the influence of the CCP as the greatest threat to the national security of the United States and other free nations around the world since World War II.
Ratcliffe also stated that Beijing intended to dominate the United States and the rest of the planet economically, militarily, and technologically, according to The Hill.
All of this spying activity takes on much greater relevance in the face of accusations of foreign electoral interference involving the CCP, Russia, and Iran, which would be exercised through the Dominion Voting System company’s vote-counting machines.