Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Vice Minister of Public Security Sun Lijun met with Elliott Broidy in Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, in May 2017 to negotiate the deportation of billionaire dissident Guo Wengui from the United States, according to a court document filed in Hawaii on Aug. 17.
Lijun apparently intended to use Broidy’s influence as national vice president of finance for the Republican National Committee (RNC) to President Donald Trump to achieve his goal, according to The Wall Street Journal of Aug. 24.
This case would show the extralegal interference that the CCP carries out, to obtain its objectives when they are not officially allowed. It is not clear if Broidy obeyed Lijun’s requests, but he resigned from his position at the RNC in April 2018.
Another example of the CCP’s search for extralegal assistance in the United States is that obtained from Susan A. Thorton, a former State Department diplomat and acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
Thorton is now a senior researcher at Yale University’s Paul Tsai Center for China, funded by the CCP-linked multinational Alibaba.
Thorton showed open opposition to the FBI when it tried to arrest four Chinese state security officials who also pressured Guo. Guo openly and publicly exposes corruption within the CCP, according to Robert S. Spalding and Zachary Glanz, both experts on China.
For these authors, the CCP thus applies so-called soft power, which includes action through cultural, ideological, and diplomatic means, to achieve its objectives.
Guo noted that the CCP had mobilized pro-China people in the United States as part of a campaign to remove President Trump from power in the 2020 elections.
Guo partnered with former White House strategist Steve Bannon, and the two have a common cause in denouncing CCP crimes.
Bannon was recently arrested, involved in the alleged embezzlement of funds, and after pleading not guilty he was released on bail. In his opinion, this is part of a Democratic plot.
Guo and Bannon also founded the New Federal State of China movement on June 4, which aims to put an end to the CCP. They seem to have the support of millions of Chinese, mainly Hong Kongers.
“The elimination of the Chinese Communist Party is essential to break the shackles of slavery imposed on the Chinese people, and also to achieve peace in the world,” reads the declaration of the New Federal State of China.