The most serious geopolitical adversary we face today is China.
Not long ago, they were a technological backwater. How did they make up the ground? The old fashioned way. They persuaded (through any means necessary) leaders in their fields to ‘collaborate’ with their Chinese counterparts. Or they simply stole research for tech they hadn’t yet mastered.
Two sailors from the United States Navy just got busted selling secrets to the CCP.
Petty Officer Wenheng Zhao, 26, was charged with conspiracy and bribetaking in connection with taking nearly $15,000 in exchange for photographs and videos of sensitive U.S. military information, the officials said. U.S. Navy sailor, Jinchao Wei, whose age was not disclosed, was charged with conspiring to send national defense information to China in exchange for thousands of dollars.
Assistant Attorney General Matt Olsen told reporters in San Diego that, because of the men’s actions, “sensitive military info ended up in the hands of the People’s Republic of China.”
Zhao is accused of sending his Chinese handler plans for U.S. military exercises in the Indo-Pacific region, electrical diagrams and blueprints for a radar system on a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan and security details for U.S. naval facilities in Ventura County and San Clemente Island outside Los Angeles, according to U.S. officials.
Wei is accused of disclosing information about the USS Essex, an amphibious assault ship where he served, as well as other American warships, including dozens of technical manuals laying out the Essex’s weapons, power structure and operations. — Reuters
This shows us that the Feds know how to take bribery and corruption seriously when they really want to.
Alright then. Here is a story that first came to light in October of 2020 and has been updated in light of the Devon Archer testimony.
Ask yourself how those two sailers should feel about knowing this story has been public knowledge (to some degree or another) since before Joe was elected.
A significant factor in China’s progress comes as a result of the 2015 acquisition of Henniges Automotive, a Michigan company whose anti-vibration (stealth) technology is used on the F-35 (stealth) fighter, by Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC), the state-owned entity that produces fighter jets for the Chinese military.
Guess whose company partnered with AVIC in that acquisition? That’s right – Hunter Biden, Devon Archer, and Chris Heinz’s BHR.
As a refresher: BHR is a Chinese venture capital firm in which Rosemont Seneca Thornton (the Biden/Heinz/Archer/Bulger partnership) owned a 30 percent stake, and which is majority-owned and controlled by the state-owned Bank of China. (Hunter Biden still owns 10 percent through his Skaneateles, LLC entity.)
For the 2015 transaction a wholly-owned subsidiary of AVIC, AVIC Auto, partnered with BHR to acquire Henniges, with AVIC Auto owning 51 percent and BHR owning 49 percent – meaning that the Chinese government-owned military manufacturer ended up with a controlling interest in Henniges. — Red State
Why is that important? The partnership with Hunter Biden’s company allowed a hostile nation to purchase a company that was on a list of companies whose potential miliary applications required it to be regulated by government oversight. Specifically: any sale had to be reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS):
Internal BHR documents show exactly how the Chinese military contractor was able to disguise its ownership via shell corporations and formed a joint-venture with the son of the vice president to facilitate the Chinese takeover of an American dual-use technology supplier.
Additional documents suggest that Hunter Biden’s Chinese-backed venture funneled money to an entity controlled by Vanessa Kerry, the daughter of then-Secretary of State John Kerry, just one month before CFIUS approved the takeover. At the time, Secretary Kerry played a lead role on the Obama-Biden CFIUS committee. — Red State
Fortunately for Hunter, the CCP did a good job of concealing the true ownership through a series of shell companies and joint ownership stakes. The sale went through.
It is also public knowledge that Hunter Biden had connections with the stepson of John Kerry.
Isn’t it interesting that Breitbart had dug up THIS little detail of the transaction:
Additional documents suggest that Hunter Biden’s Chinese-backed venture funneled money to an entity controlled by Vanessa Kerry, the daughter of then-Secretary of State John Kerry, just one month before CFIUS approved the takeover. At the time, Secretary Kerry played a lead role on the Obama-Biden CFIUS committee. — RedState
Two sailors face criminal charges for a $15K payday for sending a few schematics and military exercises whose usefulness to the Chinese can be guaged by the $15,000 that was paid.
But the sons of elite-tier American politicians can find themselves with a 30% stake in an Chinese Venture capital firm. As for ‘quid pro quo’ in that relationship, it looks like they hand-delivered the tech China needed to build a rival to our F-35.
CNN and MSNBC have spoken breathlessly about ‘nuclear secrets’ that Trump may have shared with — nobody knows who.
How does this compare to giving our enemies something to rival our best stealth tech… on a silver platter?