Chinese Spy In Feinstein’s Office Was Associated With Pro-CCP Group
A number of recent news articles have addressed the fact that funding for at least a portion of the activities of the Black Lives Movement (BLM) is coming from a pro-China group called the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA). That is absolutely true. It also does not begin to grasp the enormity of what is going on.
The group in question – the CPA – traces its roots to the I Wor Kuen (IWK) organization in the early 1970’s in New York City. The IWK was formed by ethnic Chinese living in the city. At a time when most Chinese organizations in this country were anti-Communist, the IWK distinguished itself from the outset by being closely aligned with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The name of the IWK in Chinese is taken from the name of a militant Chinese organization in China from the early 1900’s, which was dedicated to ridding China of foreign influence.
Not long after its founding, the IWK spread to San Francisco that is – then as now – a hotbed of leftist thought. There it merged with a group called the Red Guards. The Guards were also composed of ethnic Chinese and modeled themselves on the Black Panthers. During the timeframe that this merger occurred the Red Guards were the target of FBI surveillance and intelligence collection. At least one FBI source reported that the Guards were stockpiling weapons and preparing for violence. The Guards were also noted to study the teachings of Mao Tse Tung and play the Chinese national anthem at meetings.
Subsequent to the merger of the Guards into the IWK, the IWK founded the Chinese Progressive Association. FBI reporting shows that this step was taken as part of an obvious effort to further recruiting and increase the size and power of the organization. The CPA was formed – in other words – to be the kinder, gentler public face of what would continue to grow underground as a movement focused on revolutionary change.
It should be noted that during this time period, the FBI had a large number of operations focused on Maoist groups organizing inside the United States and was extremely concerned about the scope of the assistance being provided to them by Beijing.
Since the emergence of the CPA two branches have been created. One remains in San Francisco. The other is in Boston. The Boston chapter in particular has especially close ties with the Chinese consulate in that city and sponsors periodic raisings of the Chinese flag in Boston’s City Hall Plaza.
In San Francisco the CPA has continued in the decades since its founding to toe Beijing’s line, to send delegations to Beijing and to have close associations with a number of Communist organizations in this country. These include at present the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) the beating heart of the ongoing Marxist insurrection in this country. The CPA also regularly sponsors forums and events, which are clearly designed around talking points coming directly from Beijing and designed to counter American foreign policy goals and messaging.
Russell Lowe, Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office director who was outed as a Chinese spy is a close associate of CPA’s former Vice-Chair Eric Mar. Interestingly, one of the causes the CPA currently supports is countering what it calls the “persecution” of Chinese Americans for espionage-related crimes. In 2017 the CPA joined with other pro-Beijing Bay Area groups to create something called the End National Security Scapegoating (ENSS) coalition. This organization was created in reaction to “pervasive efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that target and prosecute Chinese-American individuals for espionage-related crimes.”
“In recent years, the U.S. Department of Justice has intensified efforts to criminalize and prosecute Chinese American individuals for espionage-related crimes…These incidents are regrettably part of a pattern of racial discrimination that have harmed Asian Americans for more than 150 years…Asian Americans have often been labeled and profiled as perpetual foreigners, spies, and threats to the national security of the U.S….Today’s wrongful espionage prosecutions against Asian Americans must also be viewed and challenged alongside the broader foundation of racism and discrimination that fuels such injustices.”
Translation. This group was formed in response to long-overdue United States Government efforts to finally crack down on rampant Chinese spying inside this country. The goal of the organization is to cast all efforts to stop the Chinese Communist Party spying inside this country as “racist and unjustified” in the hope that sufficient political pressure can be generated to make the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other agencies back off and give Beijing a free hand. The CCP is feeling the pain and wants it to stop.
What the overall picture tells us then is that there is every indication the CPA, the outfit funneling money to the people burning our cities, is a Chinese intelligence front organization, part of what is China’s well known worldwide “United Front” apparatus. The “United Front” strategy, borrowed from the old Soviet Union, uses a range of methods to influence overseas Chinese communities, foreign governments, and other actors to take actions or adopt positions supportive of Beijing’s policies. In all of these cases, United Front work is focused on promoting Beijing’s agenda and on impacting the policies of other nations.
And, apparently, that agenda now includes fomenting revolution inside the United States of America.
There are a whole lot of questions here. Starting with how it is possible that nest of militant Maoist groups – hostile to the United States of America and in league with a Communist state dedicated to becoming the dominant power on the planet – have been allowed to grow on our soil for decades. Perhaps the most immediate question, though, is what are we doing about it now. Are we simply going to continue to watch this unfold or are we doing to do something to counter what looks increasingly like Beijing’s mob?