Skip to comments.A Rundown Of Major U.S. Corporate Media’s Business Ties To China
Posted on 09/06/2020 2:17:02 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
Despite the Chinese Communist Partys (CCP) record of oppression, corporate media outlets are parroting the authoritarian governments propaganda, even in the midst of an outbreak the CCP worsened through a cover-up. Many of those media outlets have financial ties to Chinese companies with intense oversight from the CCP.
You often see representatives from American companies with financial ties to China naturally become defenders of the CCPs policies and spreading the CCPs propaganda, said Helen Raleigh, an author and senior contributor at The Federalist who emigrated from China. The financial tie means these Americans will be much less likely to challenge Chinas human rights record or unacceptable demand such as technology transfer.
We do not know the extent of editorial oversight from corporations and individuals with financial incentives to placate the CCP, if any. But we know the incentives exist, and thats worth understanding. Below is a breakdown of financial ties between major U.S. media organizations and the CCP.
The New York Times Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim owns 17.4 percent of The New York Times through the companys Class A shares. As the largest shareholder, his investment allows him to vote for approximately one-third of the companys board.
In 2009, Slim loaned $250 million to The New York Times Company, the parent company of the New York Times. That same year, Slim purchased 15.9 million Class A shares of the company.
Slim has regularly conducted business with Chinese companies with overt ties to the CCP. In 2017, Slims Giant Motors joined ventures with Chinas JAC Motors and began manufacturing cars in Mexico to sell in the Latin America Market. According to Forbes, the goal of selling to Latin America was to circumvent the Trump administrations trade policies aimed at protecting American jobs a move that benefited the Beijing in the Chinese-American trade wars.
According to Bloomberg Law, Slims company America Movil is teaming up with CCP telecommunication giant Huawei Technologies to pitch a 5G pilot project to the Colombian government this year. Huawei is actively working to undermine American security interests by overturning legislation in the United States that bans the use of Huaweis 5G network.
Huawei seeks to overturn U.S. legislation that prohibits our federal government from using its equipment. This is a blatant attempt by an allegedly vital cog in the Chinese Communist Partys (CCP) intelligence apparatus to avail itself of rights China would never confer on U.S. corporationslet alone its own citizensin a bid to thwart Americas national security interests, writes The Federalists Ben Weingarten.
Slim is making all kinds of lucrative business deals with the Chinese government while influencing the buiness side of The New York Times. He may not sit in on editorial meetings, but all the papers leaders certainly know who is funding their salaries.
The Washington Post In 2013, Amazon CEO and billionaire Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post for $250 million cash. In January 2016, Bezos laid out a new business plan for the Post aimed at incorporating more technology.
Bezos has direct ties to the Chinese business market, which is regulated by the CCP. The production of Amazons most popular productsincluding the Amazon Echo and Kindle e-reader take place almost exclusively in Chinese factories. According to Newsweek, Amazons products are produced by Chinese laborers who work long hours with low pay and little safety training.
Bezos has long tried to expand Amazon in the Chinese market as well, saying Amazon is well-positioned to serve [China.] Bezos also backed a treaty between the United States and China allowed technology companies to increase business with China and provided a framework for U.S. tech companies to invest more in the Chinese economy.
After years of business in the Chinese market, Bezos ties with China are now evident in the Washington Posts advertisement section.
When you purchase a Washington Post subscription, it comes with an advertising supplement called China Watch. According to Mark Hemingway at The Federalist, the Posts China Watch supplement is courtesy of China Daily, a Chinese state-run media organization. The Washington Post openly accepts money for advertisements from the CCP and distributes Chinese propaganda.
CNN CNN is owned and operated by WarnerMedia, which has significant financial and institutional ties to the CCP. In June 2013, WarnerMedia announced it had forged a partnership with a Chinese investment fund to the tune of $50 million. The funding would directly invest in the China Media Capital (CMC), a media company with oversight from the CCP, meaning it is subject to censorship and other demands to push Chinese propaganda.
WarnerMedia considers China a partner in their economic and cinematic ventures.
Increasing our global presence is one of Time Warners strategic priorities and China is one of the most attractive territories in which we operate, but its complex. This alliance will give all our businesses a savvy and accomplished partner, said WarnerMedia Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes.
According to Raleigh, when American companies work with organizations such as CMC, they are subject to Chinas use of its laws to advance its global objectives, including their cyber security law. This includes forced technology transfers, leaving companies and data subject to random searches from the CCP. Companies are also forced to build data centers in China, where the CCP can observe the data directly. All of this poses a national security risk for the United States.
CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker also has a connection with China. According to CNN, Zucker works internally with Turner Sports and is responsible for programming acquisitions, production, marketing, league relations, and sports advertisement sales. Turner Sports works directly with the NBA to broadcast games in China, meaning Zucker has ample business in the Middle Kingdom, where American businessmen seek to keep the CCP happy so the money keeps rolling.
A Fox News Tucker Carlson Tonight clip shows CNN singing praise for China over the coronavirus pandemic. In the clip, CNN anchors praise China for sending ventilators and masks to Europe while blaming the Trump administration for alleged poor leadership over the pandemic the pandemic China allowed to spread worldwide.
Last week, CNN published a story praising Chinas model of control. The Federalists Kylee Zempel writes that CNN is parroting Chinese medias duplicitous claims that the country sufficiently control of the virus, while downplaying the CCPs role in spreading COVID-19 to the rest of the world.
MSNBC & NBC Both MSNBC and NBC News are operated by NBC Universal, a company with extensive financial ties to the CCP. In November 2010, NBC signed an agreement with Chinas state-run media organization, Xinhua, to establish a business cooperation in international broadcast news. This was the latest market expansion by the CCP into American media.
Since the signing of the business deal, the U.S. State Department identified Xinhua and five other Chinese state-run media organizations as foreign missions. They have been identified as direct CCP operations and do not function as independent news outlets.
In 2015, NBC Universal agreed to license the Chinese tech company Baidus new video network platform iQIYI, which is listed on the NASDAQ and, thanks to NBC, advertises in Times Square in New York City.
Finally, CMC Capital Partnersa Beijing investment group with financial and technological oversight from the CCPacquired full ownership of NBC Universals Oriental DreamWorks, according to the Hollywood Reporter. NBC Universal gained a 45 percent stake for a steep $3.8 billion.
ABC The most obvious business ties between the American Broadcast Company (ABC) and China are through their ventures with Walt Disney and ESPN. Both companies have deep-rooted financial stakes in the Chinese economy controlled by the CCP.
In November 2009, the Chinese government approved plans to create a Disney World theme park in Shanghai. The project cost approximately $3.6 trillion, with financial help from several large Chinese state-owned enterprises. After construction was completed, Disney only retained 43 percent of the property, while the Communist Party-controlled Shanghai Shendi Group took the remaining 57 percent.
ESPN, another entity of ABC, was caught doing the bidding of the Chinese government in October 2019. When the NBA controversially refused to denounce the CCP for financial benefit, ESPN stood with the NBA to keep financial revenue on track for the 2019 fiscal year. ESPN bowed to the Chinese government for profit motives when the networks senior news director reportedly instructed staff to avoid discussing Chinese politics if they were asked about Chinese politics or Daryl Moreys pro-Hong Kong tweet.
According to Raleigh, American companies establish these financial ties with Chinese companies to gain access to Chinas massive consumer market of 1.4 billion people. ABC subsidiaries such as ESPN and ABC News need to appease the CCP, whether it be via positive news coverage or complying with cyber security laws, to keep their programs on Chinese screens and thus make money in the Chinese market.
Per Emily Jashinsky at The Federalist, ABCs cozy relationship with China also translates to the way China is portrayed in the American box office. This is best exemplified by Disneys relatively new release of Mulan. To maintain access to the Chinese market, where profits are huge, American film companies like Disney censor their work, before or after production, to appease the CCP.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced legislation which cuts off Department of Defense assistance to any U.S. movie studio that allows China to censor their content. The bill is called the Stopping Censorship, Restoring Integrity, Protecting Talkies, Act.
Hollywood films commonly work with the Pentagon and Defense Department to use American assets for props such as jets, tanks, and naval bases. Cruzs SCRIPT legislation would only allow the Defense Department to contract with companies that do not allow China to censor their content.
These same organizations work directly with ABC News abroad. According to veteran ABC correspondent David Wright, ABC and its affiliates are inextricably linked. In an investigative report by Project Veritas, Wright admitted ABC was a profit center, not a beacon of truthful journalism.
[ABC] became a profit center, a promotion center. Like now, you cant watch Good Morning America without there being a Disney princess or a Marvel Avenger appearing. Its all self-promotional and promotion of the company, Wright said.
What benefits ABCs company is bending a knee to the CCP in exchange for more money, despite the price it puts on journalists ability to report truth and hold those in power to account.
Bloomberg Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his company Bloomberg LP are heavily invested in China. Bloomberg LP sells terminals to their website through the Chinese market and helps finance Chinese companies by sending billions of dollars from U.S. investors to the Chinese bond market.
Bloomberg LP supported 364 Chinese firms and directed approximately $150 billion into their bond offerings. Of these companies, 159 were controlled directly by the CCP.
An newly released exposé from NPR shows the depths Bloombergs News dove to appease the the CCP. In 2014, Bloomberg killed an investigation into the wealth of CCP elites. The company used a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to not only silence the Beijing-based reporter, but also his wife, who never worked for Bloomberg.
Correspondent Mike Forsythe focused on exposing Chinese President Xi Jinpings ties to the countrys richest man, Wang Jianlin. When the story was ready for publication, founding editor-in-chief Matthew Winkler told Forsythe he was crushing the story to avoid angering the CCP.
It is for sure going to, you know, invite the Communist Party to, you know, completely shut us down and kick us out of the country. So, I just dont see that as a story that is justified, Winkler said.
After the story was squashed, the company threatened to sue Forsythe and his wife if they spoke out about Winkler killing the story.
Mike Bloomberg himself has been a CCP apologist. Hes personally lobbied against President Trumps trade negotiations with China and applauds the CCP. Bloomberg claims Xi Jinping is not a dictator.
The Communist Party wants to stay in power in China and they listen to the public, Bloomberg said. Xi Jinping is not a dictator. He has to satisfy his constituents or hes not going to survive.
According to a new Department of Homeland Security report obtained by the Associated Press, Beijing hid the severity of the coronavirus to hoard protective medical supplies in early January and February. Yet, corporate media are bending over backwards to avoid negative press coverage of China during the coronavirus pandemic.
Examining these financial ties may explain why China is receiving such glowing coverage during a pandemic of their own making.
Chrissy Clark is a former staff writer at The Federalist. She has work featured in The Daily Signal and received a degree in political science from Michigan State University. Follow her on social media @chrissyclark_.
(Lobbying a president at a WH gala was unheard of till the greedy Me-First Clintons came to town....)
Pres Clinton was lobbied at a WH gala by big buck donor Bernard L. Schwartz, CEO of Loral Space & Communications Ltd......
First Clinton made sure to collect donations ........then he shipped Loral's US missile tech to China.
JOHNNY CHUNG: "Gotta put coins in---ka-ching---to make Clintons do something.
The monumental disaster of the US-China Relations Act is becoming clearer.It was Bill Clintons last (cough)
"presidential accomplishment," the historic moment when a Democrat president of the greatest superpower of all time,
sap-happily handed its demise to a backward country, poised to strip America of its intellectual and
He who pays the piper...
Then-VP Biden toasts China's XI. "Heres why Im toasting this Chink. My view for many years is that a rising China is a positive development, and that the Biden family can become billionaires as long as we Democrats force American taxpayers to invest in Beijings success. Some anti-globalists see Chinas growth as a threat, entertaining visions of a cold-war-style rivalry or great-power confrontation. Other Chinks worry that our aim in the Asia-Pacific is to contain Chinas rise, Biden wrote. I reject these views. I remain convinced that a successful China can make our country more prosperous, not less, he added.
Yet, underneath all the Biden sucking-up rhetoric about the ennobling virtues of globalism was some very parochial and familial profiteering. In 2013, Joe and his son Hunter Biden flew on Air Force Two to China. Chinas BHR Partners was founded that year and included Hunter Biden as a board member. The Delaware Board of Trade was incorporated in 2013. Despite its name, the DBOT was not a government agency, but a penny stock startup which received a $3 million loan from New Castle County.
After Joe's wet kiss to XI, the big Chinese partner in the BHR arrangement was Harvest Fund Management which, coincidentally enough, in 2012 was targeting Hollywood with an $800 million investment fund. That same year, you could find Bruno Wu, who had been working with Harvest, and Chris Dodd, along with Harvey Weinstein, playing roles at the Asian Film Summit in Toronto.
And the money didnt just go one way. The Delaware Board of Trade was incorporated in 2013.
Despite its name, the DBOT was not a government agency, but a penny stock startup which received a $3 million loan from New Castle County. (Delaware is Joe Bidens home state which he repped as a US Senator.)
New Castle County had approved the issue of $15 million in revenue bonds to fund the DBOT stock exchange by touting the globally recognized leaders in the financial services industry running it. DBOTs founders included people with experience in stock exchanges and financial services, and Dennis Toner, who was described as a top aide to Vice President Joe Biden.
Toner, Bidens deputy chief of staff, is in the news for denying that Tara Reade ever told him anything. Reades decision to tell Toner and Ted Kaufman was a pretty poor one. Both are longtime Biden men and considered as close to the boss as family. And theyve reaped the benefits of that closeness.
After Obama won, Ted Kaufman was temporarily appointed to the Senate. If there was anything odd about appointing a Biden advisor to sit in the Senate, it became odder when Senator Kaufman delivered the opening statement in favor of Toners appointment as Post Office Governor, by vouching for his loyalty working for Joe Biden. Tara Reade might as well have taken her complaint to Biden, as to Toner and Kaufman. The current New Castle County exec has since called DBOTs founders criminals and threatened to sue after the company was disposed of as a distressed asset in exchange for shares of Ideanomics. Ideanomics is a Chinese crypto company trading as a penny stock and the software that served as collateral for the loan has been described as worthless. The chairman of Ideanomics is Wu.
The manager of DBOT-I LLC was listed as John Hynansky. The car dealer is a Biden pal with extensive Ukrainian ties who had lent Bidens shady brother half a million dollars and had received $20 million in government loans to start a Porsche luxury car dealership in the Ukraine. Bidens vaunted foreign policy expertise has consisted of sucking up to broker deals between Biden family members, donors, and foreign interests. These deals havent been good for America, but theyve worked out very well for members of Biden's crooked family, as well as assorted donors, camp followers, and the local boys.
But Biden's biggest deal was helping broker the Chinese takeover of the American entertainment industry. Xis visit to Los Angeles hit on all the right cultural notes. He schmoozed Hollywood bigwigs and their errand boys, like Dodd and Biden, he watched a Lakers game, and cheered Obamas 100,000 Strong China initiative to have a hundred thousand American students study in the Communist dictatorship.
I can say with confidence my visit has been a full success, Xi declared.
In China, culture serves the agenda of the Communist government. Unlike the Russians, who struggled vainly to stem the impact of American culture, their Chinese counterparts decided to control it at the source. Biden was a key figure in negotiating the terms on which the PRC would control Hollywood.
In 1962, the Manchurian Candidate depicted an effort by Communists in China, Russia, and elsewhere to kidnap and brainwash American soldiers. The modern remake replaced the Communists with a corporation and the Chinese doctor with a South African geneticist. China could not be offended. While Biden, Katzenberg, and Xi were partying at the Marriot, human rights protesters were calling for freedom, and being arrested by the henchmen of a one-party Democrat city and state for their trouble.
Even while Biden was falsely claiming that the Hollywood sellout would improve human rights in China, the rise of China was already violating human rights in America. Now, as Chinese drones fly over American cities, police stalk empty streets, social media monopolies monitor every single phone, and Democrat officials dismiss the Bill of Rights while locking up millions of people, our rights are gone. And Joe Biden is the Manchurian Candidate who long ago sold out the country he now seeks to rule.
Where’s the FISA warrant for these media companies for election interference? Why isn’t the DOJ looking at it? Where’s bagpipes?
NOTE Former US Senator Chris Dodd is Biden's best friend.......and is especially well-connected. After terns in The Senatorial Swamp, in 2011 Dodd then went to Hollywood to become the Motion Picture Association of America chairman Hollywood's top lobbyist representing the six major studios.
How Joe Biden won friends in Hollywood by helping studios get their movies into China
By EVAN HALPER, LA TIMES STAFF WRITER , JULY 18, 2019
Xi Jinping, then the vice president of China, speaks with then-Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa while Jerry Brown, then governor of California, watches a game between the Lakers and the Suns at Staples Center in 2012. At top right is Jeffrey Katzenberg, then-CEO of DreamWorks Animation, who used his ties to California politicians and to then-Vice President Joe Biden to lobby Xi for access to the Chinese market. Xi Jinping, then the vice president of China, speaks with then-Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa while Jerry Brown, then governor of California, watches a game between the Lakers and the Suns at Staples Center in 2012. At top right is Jeffrey Katzenberg, then-CEO of DreamWorks Animation, who used his ties to California politicians and to then-Vice President Joe Biden to lobby Xi for access to the Chinese market.(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times) Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options
WASHINGTON When then-Vice President Joe Biden hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for a five-day diplomatic blitz in 2012, a Hollywood Democratic mega-donor kept popping up with them. There was Jeffrey Katzenberg, then the head of DreamWorks Animation, dining alongside Xi, the then-vice president of China, at a State Department welcome lunch in Washington. And there he was again, standing just behind Xi, then-Gov.
Jerry Brown and then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at a Lakers game in Los Angeles. And there was Katzenberg hanging out in a nearby hallway with Disney CEO Robert Iger to provide last-minute counsel as Biden closed a deal in which China committed to considerably expand its market for American films.
On the final day of Xis visit, Dreamworks announced Xi had signed off on the companys own deal the launching of Oriental DreamWorks, a $330-million joint venture with Chinese companies to develop and distribute animated films in China.
Several of the candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination have significant support in Hollywood Katzenberg, for example, has kicked in $2,800 each to 14 of them already but none has as long a history of delivering for the industry as Biden. His deep ties to studio executives and decades-long advocacy for their agenda has helped cement Bidens support even as it may also open him to criticism for too cozy a relationship with big donors.
Biden is returning to Hollywood this week for another round of fundraisers, including the second Biden event co-hosted by Katzenberg and leaders of several major studios. Bidens first Southern California fundraiser, which Katzenberg co-hosted in May, netted more than $700,000 in one night. Joe was our champion inside the White House, said former Sen. Christopher Dodd, who led the Motion Picture Assn. of America for much of the Obama era.
There is no question about it. Even before Joe Biden decided to run, I would get calls and have conversation with the major studio figures, with them saying, You tell Vice President Biden 100% we want him to run. This wasnt waiting around to see who would do well in polls.
CCTV falls under the supervision of the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television which is in turn subordinate to the State Council of the Peoples Republic Of China, the FARA registration noted, placing Daly on the payroll of the Chinese Communist Party. Daly served as Communications Director to Pelosi for nearly a decade, from 2002 to 2011.
He bills himself as instrumental in orchestrating Pelosis rise from House Minority Whip to House Minority Leader, noting he worked closely with external coalitions on communications activities and events to advance Democratic agenda and earned the trust and respect of the Speaker and entire House leadership. He even donated $1,000 to the Pelosi campaign in 2001, as one of his FARA forms reveals.
Now, Daly appears to be exploiting these Pelosi-procured connections to bolster the reach and quality of Chinese communist media operations. Daly also served in the Bill Clinton White House as Assistant to the U.S. Trade Office Representative for Public Affairs, where he led communications efforts with government relations team and external organizations to generate positive press in targeted Congressional districts so Congress would pass Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with China.
And after his Ogilvy tenure, Daly went back to the federal government as a political appointee of former President Barack Obama to serve as Director of Public Affairs for the Department of Energy and Spokesperson for Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
He is now the Chief Communications Officer for the Recording Industry Association of America, which represents many top record labels such as Warner Music Group, which Tencent, a Chinese Communist Party linked tech company whose platform WeChat is set to be banned by the Trump administration, recently acquired a $200 million stake in.
This unearthed connection follows Pelosis insistence that she is the most unliked American in China a far cry from reality in light of the revolving door between her staffers and the Chinese Communist Party. Michael Hacker, a former senior adviser to Pelosi, has also joined TikToks lobbying crusade to fight against President Trumps decision to ban the app for being a Chinese government proxy.
To what lengths will the CCP to get their b-boy Biden in the WH?
Look its actually kind of funny now the gig was already up Trump is all over these communist jerks and theyre ruining of American business and stealing our technology like fly on SHIITE
But then of course in the beginning of 2020 the unleashed to the world this coronavirus ( which is really just a mild flu but supposedly very contagious Im still not buying that
So the. CCP. ;( As opposed to the old Soviet union CCCP ! LOL) all around the world that they easily couldve controlled
Everybody on the planet ( even though those they were getting paid off by the Chinese communist bastards and making lots of money and living the highlife )
theyre pissed at them too. !
So I think any and all goodwill that the Chinese achieved through their spreading of influence around the world ( because of the high value populace that they have there - everybody there being into education. And mathematics in particular
Yes all these people who got rich on producing little widgets in China for ten Sands and then selling them in the United States for $25 - even theiyre pissed!!!
” In November 2009, the Chinese government approved plans to create a Disney World theme park in Shanghai. The project would cost approximately $3.6 trillion ...”
This kind of sloppy/stupid statement discredits what is otherwise a creditable article.
Tucker Carlson spotlights ‘how similar to China we have become’ in just seven months
Inside Shanghai Disneyland: How Walt Disneys $5.5 Billion Theme Park Is Taking A Big Risk In China
But you get my point, right?
Maybe the trillion is the cost of a one day Mickey pass. Fun for the whole family.
I think you hit it !
I hadn’t considered that .
No US business should be allowed to have business ties to China nor alter its product to accommodate the Chines regime, nor should any Chinese companies or goods be permitted in the United States.
Is there a Reader’s Digest version?
This was important to post... and maybe one more time when Hunter and friends are further exposed.
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