Photo proof has been uncovered showing a top Democrat‘s connections with officials and propagandists of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
It is unsurprising at this point to find out that a top Democrat has connections to the CCP, as the left has been desperately trying to ignore Chinese atrocities in favor of claiming that Russia is the real threat for the last several years. Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire media mogul who ran for president in the 2020 Democrat primary, has been caught having regular meetings in Beijing with top CCP officials and propagandists. Bloomberg and top associates from his news conglomerate Bloomberg LP have allegedly been meeting with these officials for several years now.
These meetings are documented in a new book by Alexander Marlow entitled ‘Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption.’ The book details his year-long investigation of corporate media, and the true extent of their relationship with the CCP.
Michael Bloomberg has always spoken highly of the authoritarian regime in China, ignoring their numerous human rights violations. His media conglomerate is known for doing a lot of business in China, but these new photos prove how close they really are.
The photos, which were originally posted to an official Chinese state media website, have not been published in the United States. At the meetings depicted in the photos, Bloomberg spoke with members of the CCP about “cooperation in the field of media,” “the introduction of Chinese stories to the world,” and “strengthening media cooperation between China and the U.S.”
China has strict rules about foreign businesses operating within its borders. In order to be a foreign distributor of financial data within the communist country, Bloomberg’s company is forced to seek a license from the State Council Information Office (SCIO), which is commonly known as the Central Office of Foreign Propaganda. Basically, he has to cozy up to China’s executive branch in order to continue doing business. His license is renewed every two years, so he has to keep the relationship between his company and the dictatorship strong. The CCP also has the ability to restrict any content published by Bloomberg News that it sees as detrimental to its national interest.
Here is a list of some of the details of the known meetings, compiled by Alexander Marlow for an article in Breitbart:
- On August 19, 2015: Michael Bloomberg met with Jiang Jianguo, director of the State Council Information Office (SCIO) and deputy director of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China; the latter office is the CCP’s department, which makes Jianguo the vice minister of propaganda. According to the Chinese government, they discussed “international exchange and cooperation in the field of media.”
- December 21, 2015: Bloomberg LP global executive vice president Kevin Sheekey met with Jiang as well as Zhang Fuhai and Zhang Hongbin, respectively the director general and deputy director general of the SCIO Internet Affairs Bureau. They run an arm of the Chinese regime that deals with Internet censorship. Sheekey would become Michael Bloomberg’s campaign manager for his 2020 presidential run.
- On July 13, 2016: According to China’s SCIO, Bloomberg executives met in Beijing with Chinese propaganda minister Jiang, this time to discuss “Belt and Road” strategic cooperation and the South China Sea. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is China’s global project to gain economic dominance throughout the world via a massive network of infrastructure projects bankrolled by Beijing. BRI deeply intertwines China to other countries, particularly developing nations, via a network of investments. Some China skeptics consider the ambitious project essentially a “debt trap” scheme where nations ultimately default on loans extended to them, which allows the CCP to gain economic and political control over them. Often the Chinese are able to use their new economic leverage to expand their military capabilities in a given region. Beijing has staked a claim to much of the South China Sea, despite the fact that much of that territory is legally sovereign to Taiwan, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. China has little regard for the fact that the United States considers this behavior illegal; in fact, America’s position makes China furious. Beijing is engaging in similar behavior in the East China Sea, where they illegally claim territory that belongs to Japan, among other nations. Ecuador, Chile, and Argentina are among several other countries that have asserted China has violated their sovereign waters. Further details of the conversation between Bloomberg brass and the CCP aren’t public.
- June 7, 2017: Kevin Sheekey, who was then vice president of government relations at Bloomberg LP, again met with communist propaganda minister Jiang. According to the Chinese government, “they talked about China-U.S. media exchanges and cooperation, the introduction of Chinese stories to the world, and efforts to promote healthy and stable relations between the two countries.”
- July 11, 2018: Otis Bilodeau, senior executive editor of Bloomberg Asia Pacific, met with the vice minister of the SCIO, Guo Weimin, one of the top Communist Party spokesmen.
- April 13, 2018: John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, met with the vice minister of the SCIO. From a Beijing readout: “The two sides held discussions on strengthening media cooperation between China and the U.S., enhancing understanding between Chinese and Western citizens, presenting China to the world, as well as China-U.S. relations.” In other words, the CCP claims that Bloomberg’s top editor advised a top communist official on how to “present China to the world.”
- May 9, 2018: Jiang Jianguo, the deputy propaganda minister, met again with Sheekey in Beijing. This time they discussed, according to Beijing, “expanding communication and cooperation between the media of China and the U.S., promoting understandings between Chinese and western citizens, as well as China-U.S. relations.”
It’s clear that Bloomberg has gone far beyond just keeping a good business relationship with the Chinese Communist Party. In 2013, then-Editor in Chief of the Bloomberg News Matthew Winkler compared members of the CCP to Nazis, but immediately noted that if they gave these “Nazis” the impression that they were judging them, they would kick their business out of the country.
Furthermore, in 2019, Bloomberg claimed in an interview that Xi Jinping, who declared himself “president for life,” was “not a dictator.” The billionaire media mogul even complimented China’s environmental polices, somehow overlooking the fact that they release the most carbon dioxide of any country on the planet.
Despite all of this evidence of his connections to China, including the photos, Bloomberg is still a major player in the Democrat Party and the media. How is that possible, you ask? Simple: Democrats and the media love communism.