There have been at least two journalists who worked for Chinese state-controlled media who traveled to the United States under the guise of visiting students and put together a progressive activist group behind the whole “Stop AAPI Hate” movement, taking charge of outreach efforts to help shape political opinions of current first-generation Chinese-American immigrants living in the state of California.
Stop AAPI Hate has been described as a nonprofit that started aggregating hate incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders after a virus that originated in China began to spread worldwide. But a Daily Wire investigation found that it is tied to longstanding far-left groups that some community members say oppose Asians’ actual interests, including Stop AAPI Hate’s fiscal sponsor, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA).advertisement — content continues below
Wenyuan Wu, the executive director of the former “No on Prop 16” campaign, described CAA as “a progressive organization with a mission to promote race-based affirmative action.” According to Wu, “CAA was a front runner” in last year’s campaign to reinstate racial preferences in California.
“Some of its members such as Terry Cui and Jinxia Niu are Chinese citizens with visible ties to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party),” Wu said during a chat with conservative news outlet The Daily Wire. “I have extensive experience dealing with them.”
Wu is currently serving as the Californians for Equal Rights Foundation’s executive director, which is a non-profit organization that came about as the result of the success achieved through the “No on 16” campaign. She stated that both Cui and Niu have played very significant roles in trying to influence the Chinese-American vote through WeChat which is a social media app that is very popular among folks of Asian descent.
“Niu is currently identified on CAA’s website as its “Chinese Digital Engagement Program Manager.” Although she did not respond to an inquiry from The Daily Wire, CAA press releases have listed her as a media contact, describing Niu as a “Chinese Language Media Specialist,” the DW report said.
“Her LinkedIn profile indicates she came to northern California in 2017 as a visiting scholar at Stanford University. It acknowledges Niu previously spent nearly four years as a journalist with Zhejiang Daily Press Group Co., Ltd. That organization has been described by Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post as a “state-owned newspaper conglomerate.” Before that, Niu’s page says she had a 20-month stint at the Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation, also controlled by the state,” the report continued.
Could these two be working for the Chinese government in some capacity? While such a notion might have been laughed out of the room just a few years ago, given the fact we’ve actually busted Chinese spies in this country over the last year, perhaps this is something we should take a little more seriously.
There’s no way a communist country can honestly look at the United States and with a straight face say we are oppressive. No. Way.