In a video that surfaced Monday showing the Chinese academic, Professor Di Dongsheng, associate dean at Remnin University in Beijing bragging about his country’s deep seated influence over the United States government might have come as a shock. But for Gordon Chang, who specializes in U.S.-China relations it was simply a grim warning of what might lie ahead.
Chang appeared on Tucker Carlson where the topic was the threat of China on a potential Biden presidency. Carlson called the video proof that Americans had been misled for years by a liberal political establishment and mainstream media that did everything in their power to convince the country of the “Russia collusion” hoax, while hiding the biggest foreign danger of all — the communist dictatorship in Beijing. In the video the professor discussed his country’s relationship with “the traditional elites, political elites, the establishment” in the United States.
"That relationship had empowered the Middle Kingdom for decades in its dealing with the U.S., but was severed during the Trump years. With former Vice President Joe Biden potentially being sworn into the presidency in January that influence could return....."
Chang told Carlson that the Beijing leadership’s belief it can treat a potential Biden administration like a puppet and could take both countries in a dangerous direction.
"This is what Chinese leaders think. And because they think that way, they’re going to push a President Biden around. They’re going to do things which are dangerous. Under President Trump, the Chinese didn’t try this, because they were afraid of him. So, what I’m concerned about is the state of mind of China. We see this from Xi Jinping, the Chinese ruler, all the way down to this guy, Di Dongsheng.
This is dangerous."It shouldn’t be a surprise, really. National security concerns about illicit Chinese influence in the Democratic Party stem back at least as far as the Clinton administration a quarter-century ago. But since the political sympathies of the mainstream media were just as liberal then as they are today, it didn’t generate anywhere near the breathless coverage of the “collusion” hoax that plagued the first three years of the Trump presidency.
In terms of the most important points that Di makes, that’s absolutely true, that China does have that relationship into what he calls the ‘core circle of America’s real power. And they used that during the Obama administration, and prior administrations, and they couldn’t do it during the Trump administration.
“That much we know. And I know that they are, in anticipation, licking their chops at what’s going to happen from January 20 on.”