Top Biden allies including former Treasury secretary Jacob Lew and National Security Council official Kurt Campbell have done work for a nonprofit that is known for working closely with Chinese officials and Communist Party.

Campbell, whom President Joe Biden tapped to run Asia policy at the National Security Council, was a director at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations through May 2020.

Lew, who served as Treasury secretary during the Obama-Biden administration, took over in January as chairman of the National Committee, which bills itself as an educational nonprofit that seeks open dialogue between Beijing and Washington. Lew, an early endorser of Biden’s presidential campaign, reportedly met with Biden’s team in 2020 to discuss economic policy.

One intelligence analyst who studies China’s influence efforts in the West said that the National Committee’s “soft-on-China” position helps open Chinese markets to the National Committee’s corporate donors, a group of more than 50 companies that includes firms like BlackRock, Blackstone, Citigroup, and Mastercard. The National Committee is also likely to have access to the Biden administration, where it could advocate for closer economic ties to China.

“The National Committee is more that of a business league for U.S. companies in China [and] PRC companies in the U.S.,” said Anders Corr, an intelligence analyst and editor of the Journal of Political Risk.

He said the group operates more as “a two-way unregistered foreign agent networking venue than strictly as a U.S. nonprofit organization.”

Officials from the organization have met with and spoken to Biden administration officials, according to a spokesman for the National Committee. The spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon that the organization’s officials have met with all presidential administrations dating back to its formation in 1966.

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China’s Communist Party at 100: History of killing

The history of Chinese Communist Party’s rule is written with blood and lies. The stories behind this bloody history are both extremely tragic and little-known. Under the rule of the CCP, eighty million innocent Chinese people have been killed, leaving their broken families behind. Many people wonder why the CCP kills. While the CCP recently suppressed protesting crowds in Hanyuan with gunshots [in November 2004] and continues its brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, many people wonder whether they will ever see the day when the CCP will learn to speak with words rather than guns.

Reflecting on the ravages of the Cultural Revolution, Mao Zedong said, “From great chaos we have returned the country to order, but in seven or eight years, we will need another round.” [1] In other words, there should be a political campaign every seven or eight years, each time with a new episode of mass killing.

The CCP’s slaughters are a product of both practical necessity and the Communist Party’s underlying ideology.

Ideologically, the CCP believes in the “dictatorship of the proletariat” and “continuous revolution under the dictatorship of the proletariat.” Therefore, after the CCP took over China, it killed the landowners to resolve problems with production relationships in rural areas. It killed the capitalists to reach the goal of commercial and industrial reform and solve the production relationships in the cities. After these two classes were eliminated, the problems related to the economic “base” [2] were basically solved. Similarly, solving the problems related to the “superstructure” also called for slaughter. The suppressions of the Hu Feng Anti-Party Group and the Anti-Rightist Movement eliminated the intellectuals. Killing the Christians, Taoists, Buddhists, and popular folk groups solved the problem of religions. Mass murders during the Cultural Revolution established, culturally and politically, the CCP’s absolute leadership. The Tiananmen Square massacre was used to prevent political crisis and squelch democratic demands. The persecution of Falun Gong is meant to resolve the issues of belief and traditional healing. These actions were all necessary for the CCP to strengthen its power and maintain its rule in the face of continual financial crisis (prices for consumer goods skyrocketed after the CCP took power, and China’s economy almost collapsed after the Cultural Revolution), political crisis (some people not following the Party’s orders or some others wanting to share political rights with the Party), and crisis of belief (the disintegration of the Soviet Union, political changes in Eastern Europe, and the Falun Gong issue). Except for the Falun Gong issue, almost all the foregoing political movements were utilized to revitalize the evil specter of the Communist Party and reinforce the zeal for revolution and struggle. The CCP also used these political movements to test the loyalty of its members, weeding out those who did not meet the Party’s requirements.

Killing is also necessary for practical reasons. The Communist Party started as a group of thugs and scoundrels who killed to obtain power. Once this precedent was set, there was no going back. Constant terror was needed to intimidate people and force them to accept, out of fear, the absolute rule of the CCP.

On the surface, it may appear that the CCP’s killings were committed passively, as though various social incidents just happened to irritate the communist evil specter and trigger the Party’s killing mechanism. In truth, these “random” incidents serve to disguise the Party’s need to kill, as periodical killing is required by the CCP. Without these painful lessons, people might begin to think the CCP was improving and start to demand democracy, just as those idealistic students in the 1989 democratic movement did. Recurring slaughter every seven or eight years serves to refresh people’s memory of terror and provides a warning for younger generation: Whoever works against the CCP, wants to challenge the Party’s absolute leadership, or attempts to tell the truth regarding China’s history, will get a taste of the “iron fist of the dictatorship of the proletariat.”

Killing has become one of the most essential ways for the CCP to maintain power. Given the weight of its bloody debts, the Party laying down its butcher knife would be tantamount to encouraging people to take vengeance for its many crimes. Therefore, the CCP not only needed to conduct copious and thorough killing, but the slaughter also had to be done in a most brutal fashion to intimidate the populace effectively, especially early on, when the Party was establishing its rule.

Since the purpose of the killing was to instill maximal terror, the CCP selected its targets arbitrarily and irrationally. In every political movement, the CCP applied genocidal tactics. Take the Campaign to Suppress Counterrevolutionaries as an example: The CCP did not suppress reactionary behavior so much as the people it labeled reactionaries. Even if one had been enlisted and served a few days in the Chinese Nationalist army but took part in absolutely no political activities after the establishment of communist China, this person would still be killed because of his “reactionary history.” During the land reform campaign, in order to remove the “root of the problem,” the CCP often killed landowners along with their entire families.

Since 1949, more than half of China’s population has suffered persecution by the CCP, including an estimated eighty million who died from unnatural causes. This number exceeds the total number of deaths in both world wars combined.

As with other communist countries, the wanton slaughter committed by the CCP also includes brutal killings among its own ranks in order to remove dissidents who place their sense of humanity over Party nature. The CCP’s rule of terror falls equally on the populace and its members in an attempt to maintain an “invincible fortress.”

In a normal society, people show care and love for one another, hold life in awe and veneration, and give thanks to God. In the East, people say, “Do not impose on others what you would not want done to yourself.” [3] In the West, people say, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” [4] Conversely, the CCP holds that “the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” [5] In order to keep alive the “struggles” within society, it must encourage hatred. Not only does the CCP itself take lives, it incites people to kill each other. It strives to desensitize people toward others’ suffering by surrounding them with constant killing. It wants them to become numb from frequent exposure to inhumane brutality and develop the mentality that the best one can hope for is to avoid being persecuted. All these lessons taught by brutal suppression enable the CCP to maintain its rule.

In addition to its destruction of countless lives, the Communist Party also aims to destroy the soul of the Chinese people. Countless people have become conditioned to react to the CCP’s threats by entirely surrendering their reason and their principles. In a sense, these people’s souls have died — something more frightening than physical death.

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