President Joe Biden’s nominee for director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), William Burns, is another of 14 senior officials nominated by the president who have had strong ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or its associates.
The Republican Study Committee (RSC) released a report titled, Biden on China: Bad Policies, Bad Personnel, in which it analyzes the record of nominee William Burns as having ties to organizations linked to the CCP.
According to the report, while Burns was chairman of the board of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, he hosted Chinese businessman Zhang Yichen as one of its members.
William Burns and Chinese businessman Zhang Yichen
Zhang was linked to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the Center for the Globalization of China, two major CCP organizations, according to Breitbart on Feb. 24.
Zhang’s company, along with the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation, also linked to the CCP and responsible for United Front work in the United States, gave Carnegie millions of dollars to help build the Beijing-based think tank’s Carnegie-Tsinghua center.
“Despite tough talk on China, such as Secretary Blinken saying that Trump was right to take a tougher approach to China, the Biden administration’s actions have shown they will do the opposite,” the RSC report warns.
Biden is continuing the policies of former President Barack Obama, who treated the communist country as a nation rather than confronting it as the competitor it is.
Biden, instead of sustaining and enriching the legacy created by former President Donald Trump, which would lead him to control the expansionist ambitions of the CCP around the world, insists on opening space for it to carry out its plans, even though it has been described as one of the greatest threats.
The CCP and its global dominance
“The CCP seeks to replace the U.S. as the world’s leader and replace the current U.S.-led international order based in democratic values with one based on communism and authoritarianism,” the RSC report emphasizes.
In addition to Burns, Biden has already nominated 13 other senior officials who were associated with CCP members or worked in collaboration with CCP organizations.
Biden’s other CCP-linked nominations include National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield, White House National Security Council Indo-Pacific Director Kurt Campbell, and Secretary of State Tony Blinken.