After a “hot mic” moment, President Biden’s national security advisor, Jake Sullivan, stands in the limelight with his ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as the regime warns the United States for having so-called “illusions” about Taiwan independence.
Ben Weingarten with Claremont Institute called out the Biden administration’s “Chinese Communist Party-linked officials” in a recent Newsweek op-ed. Weingarten claims that Sullivan, among other Biden officials, has “secondary and tertiary ties” to the CCP.
“This is to say nothing of the links between the family members of such officials and the CCP and/or its affiliates and friends,” wrote Weingarten, calling out Sullivan, along with the entire Biden administration, for “uniquely soft” China policy.
Sullivan is a non-resident fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center, an organization that has allegedly received financial aid from CCP affiliates. The center faced a federal probe by the United States Education Department in 2020 for failing to disclose “at least $6.5 billion in foreign funding from nations such as China, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.”
American Pigeon recently reported the connection between Joseph Tsai to a “highly orchestrated propaganda machine” that converts the U.S. into China’s puppet.
Sullivan’s questionable ties have come under renewed public scrutiny after revealing the federal government’s use of taxpayer dollars for Russian oligarchs’ yacht upkeep via “Operation Kleptocapture.”American Pigeon previously reported that Sullivan accidentally revealed this use of taxpayer funds during a “hot mic” press conference.
Sullivan met with Chinese Communist Party lead diplomat Yang Jiechi on June 13. The White House briefing room states that the meeting followed a teleconference between the officials on May 18. The briefing room records recurring meetings between Sullivan and Chinese officials discussing China’s diplomatic ties to Russia.
Sullivan and Jiechi met to discuss “a range of security challenges,” CNBC reports. They spent 5 hours in “candid and productive” conversation, says an administration official who spoke with CNBC on the condition of anonymity.
One June 17, Chinese state-linked media site Global Times noted that Sullivan “reiterated one-China policy,” claiming that, while the U.S. is facing domestic economic issues, it can seek to stabilize ties with China starting with trade.
However, the Chinese state-linked outlet reports that China will watch to see if the U.S.’s words about China-U.S. stability will “be carried out,” carefully watching U.S. pledges of Taiwan support.