COMPETITION - 11.20.2021
November 20, 2021
Good Saturday morning. I'm author Richard V. Rupp, writing from Burbank, California. Welcome to RUPP'S NOTES/FBI SPECIAL AGENT HARTMAN SERIES posts.
Last Wednesday, I attended a lecture titled "The Chinese Communist Party's Infiltration into the U.S.," presented by Dr. Wen Chen, who is on the research staff of California Institute of Technology (CalTech), where she received her Ph.D. in Biology.
I decided to attend the lecture as part of my research for my novel SKYWARD which involves competition between the United States and China for dominance and colonization of space. Trying to avoid an LA traffic jam, I got lost on my way to the lecture and can attest that the JPL Labs at CalTech have extensive but friendly security. They gave me good directions to the La Crescenta Woman's Club, about three miles away.
The timing of the presentation was of increased interest to me because of the recent disappearance of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai after her announcement that a powerful Communist party official sexually assaulted her. It is reported that the Chinese government has scrubbed all references to her in the Chinese media.
This is from the brochure of Dr. Chen's presentation –
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The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) quickly gained financial power after China joined the World Trade Organization. During the past 20 years, the Chinese government built up business ties with Hollywood and over 30 mainstream media worldwide to tell a better story about China. Hundreds of universities, including the college board, outsourced mandarin teaching to the Chinese government. The Chinese consulates actively manipulate Chinese Americans and business owners who may steal intellectual property or influence elections. The U.S. lawmakers cannot stop at "condemning human rights abuses in China." They must take serious actions to prevent American businesses from sponsoring the CCP.
Dr. Wen Chen was born in China at the end of the Great Cultural Revolution. She witnessed the aftermath of unspeakable atrocities that killed two-million intellectuals and destroyed the traditional culture of China. Her vast understanding of China's cultural revolution, her ongoing human rights activism have shaped her perspective on how China is influencing profound and destructive changes within the United States economy, national security, educational structures, culture, and world standing. Wen immigrated to the U.S. in 1994 and is an activist for Human Rights in China, giving a voice to the voiceless suffering under China's slavery economy.
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I can only hope Dr. Chen is right about this comment of her's, "The Chinese Communist Party will collapse; End Communism." Based on my research, I suspect that's more a dream than a realistic observation.
I was familiar with much of she discussed, such as China's Belt and Road Program and extensive insertion advertising program by China that has appeared in the NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, WALL STREET JOURNAL, and the 11page insertion in the LA TIME, a copy of which I still have. These ads praise China and what it has done for the world, particularly during the pandemic. According to an experts review, it is reported that China has routinely broken federal law by not disclosing how much it spent on publishing regime propaganda in such papers as the NEW YORK TIMES and WASHINGTON POST, as required by the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
It is interesting to note that the WASHINGTON POST is currently owned by Jeff Bezos. He does a lot of business in China. And that the LA TIMES is presently owned by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a transplant surgeon, medical entrepreneur, scientist, and inventor. He was born in Port Elizabeth, Union of South Africa, to Chinese immigrant parents. Based on his comments, the paper has been oriented to fight against racism against the Chinese. As a long-time subscriber, the LA TIMES, I can say its content has definitely changed in the past few years. In one of my previous posts, I suggested moving the title Opinion Page to the front page. Talk about slanted writing. The Times is the training ground for it. It seems a lot of our old mainstream sources of information now have owners with an agenda.
Nothing like setting up information for a conspiracy theory or gaining incite for the plot to another novel. Just a reminder, novels are fiction.
I was unfamiliar with the extensive China forced organ harvesting program, which several American millionaires (as well as those from other countries) have utilized. Apparently, China has blood typed selected groups of their people (Falun Gong, Uighurs, Tibetans, Christians). Without their consent, they will use them to harvest organs for transplant purposes. Organ transplants are a big, very profitable business for China.
Also, I did not know about the Confucius Institute. It is a free Chinese program provided by Communist China to over 100 U.S. universities, including Stanford and UCLA, and over 500 high schools. According to Dr. Chen, the Confucius Institute (Universities) and Confucius Classroom (High Schools) teach a distorted history of China and the U.S., including that Americans started the Korean War to invade North Korea and would have invaded China. On March 5, 2002, the U.S. Senate voted to deny Department of Education funding to universities that host Confucius Institutes. According to Dr. Chen, many universities continue to host the program because of the amount of money it provides to them. UCLA has stated it has no plans to shut down a Chinese language and culture center affiliated with the Chinese government, despite comments from federal authorities who believe the center expands China's political influence. The latest I could find out about Stanford was Stanford's 10-year-old Confucius Institute consists of an endowed professorship in Chinese culture, two graduate fellowships, and a conference and event fund. It was funded in 2009 by a $4 million gift from the Chinese Ministry of Education's Confucius Institute office, known as Hanban, and matched by Stanford.
One comment that caught me completely off guard was that she implied Senator Diane Feinstein (My Senator) had a Chinese spy on her staff and that she was in the Chinese camp. I found several articles (2018-2020) on this topic that implied this was true and total denials of this observation, depending on who was the writer or publication.
A March 28, 1997 article in LA TIMES by Glenn F. Bunting caught my eye. It indicated this – "Feinstein's support of China in Congress has been so outspoken that she occasionally has drawn criticism. In a recent speech, she called for the creation of a commission that would study the evolution of human rights in both the United States and China. The panel 'would point out the success and failures [of] both Tiananmen Square and Kent State,' she said, in a remark denounced by some human rights advocates." To me, this is a curious suggestion. Why would you tie those two events together?
In conclusion, I'm on the right track with my novel SKYWARD, where I have the United States and China compete to dominate space and colonize the universe with their own kind. And, it's interesting to listen and read other people's ideas and opinions. Yes, there is a lot of slanted speech and writing these days. Who's right? Who's wrong? I don't care who you are these days. It's an educated guess. Hopefully, there is some reasonable degree of research and education involved in determining your truth. Notice, I did not say "the truth."
I'm writing this on Thursday night and will do final edits Saturday morning. I'm telling you this because I will have a stiff drink after rereading what I have written tonight.
Richard V. Rupp, Author
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