- Deep Throat told Bob Woodward back in the Watergate days
that to unravel the scandal he should "follow the money."
- Likewise, we will never fully comprehend the evil and
betrayal being committed at the highest levels of the U.S. government today
unless we figure out who's getting rich off a cozy relationship with the
totalitarians ruling China.
- Here's an example of what I mean. Later on this year,
Americans will be treated -- and I use that term loosely -- to a new TV
channel dedicated to broadcasting what is billed as "objective programming
on China in English-language subtitles."
- The new company is called China Access Television, or
CAC, and it is currently setting up joint ventures with U.S. media and
Internet businesses to expand its reach and legitimacy as a "communication
company devoted to objectively introducing China, its people, heritage
and culture to American society."
- The target audience is reportedly Main Street USA, "with
special emphasis on educated, middle-class households and businesses."
The company plans to televise over satellite and cable networks documentaries,
learning courses, symphonies, concerts, sports, major events, news and
even online shopping of Chinese merchandise.
- The force behind CAC is CITIC, China's largest commercial
corporation and one fully owned by the government in Beijing. CITIC, China
International Trust and Investment Corporation, has signed a letter of
intent to invest $100 million, its entire video library valued at up to
$50 million and 168 hours of daily TV programming and associated resources
created by Central China TV. In other words, all of the propaganda power
of Beijing will be unleashed to assist this "objective" programming
pumped into U.S. households and eventually worldwide.
- Let me tell you a little more about CITIC. In 1996, the
U.S. Customs Service seized a shipment of 2,000 Poly Technologies Co. machine
guns destined for agents posing as American drug gangsters aboard a COSCO
ship at the port of Oakland, Calif. Wang Jun, head of Poly Tech, is an
international arms dealer who had coffee with Bill Clinton and Charlie
Trie. Wang Jun also sits on the board of CITIC.
- CITIC is the chief investment arm of the Chinese central
government and the bank of the People's Liberation Army, providing financing
for Chinese army weapons sales and for the purchase of Western technology.
Wang Jun's fellow CITIC board member is Li Ka Shing, chairman of Hutchison
Whampoa Ltd, which will soon control both ends of the strategic Panama
- Serving as a middleman for PLA satellite purchases, Li
has financed several satellite deals between the U.S. Hughes Corporation
and China Hong Kong Satellite, a company owned by the PLA unit, COSTIND.
- It was Li who attempted, with the direct assistance of
Bill Clinton, to purchase the military port of Long Beach, Calif., for
COSCO and the Chinese navy. It took a congressional action to stop the
deal. But it's not just Clinton and the Democrats who seem eager to do
business with those who would destroy America if they had the chance. Henry
Kissinger, Gen. Alexander Haig and many other Republicans are all on the
take -- directly or indirectly -- from COSCO or CITIC or some other arm
of the Beijing government. Even Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's law
firm -- the one for which he collects $1 million a year -- represents CITIC.
- Here's how CITIC describes itself on its own public website:
"China International Trust & Investment Corporation (CITIC) was
founded in October 1979 and is a state-owned enterprise under the direct
leadership of the State Council.
- "CITIC is an outcome of China's economic reform
and open policy. As one of the major organizations employing foreign capital
in China, CITIC is an important window on China's opening to the outside
- "While adhering to the socialist principles, CITIC
acts in line with the law of market economy, operates with modern scientific
management and takes an active part in both domestic and international
- "CITIC takes upon itself to bring in scientific
and effective advanced technology cooperation and to engage in domestic
and international financing and banking, investment and trade by means
of absorbing and using foreign capital.
- "CITIC has developed itself into an international
conglomerate with fairly large scale and business covering both finance
- Adhering to socialist principles ... absorbing and using
foreign capital ... an international conglomerate. ... Lenin had a more
succinct phrase for all that: He called it "selling the capitalists
the rope with which they would hang themselves."
- But here's the Chinese punch line to this practical joke
on America's useful idiots. A prominent U.S. businessman involved in a
strategic alliance with China Access Television told me the whole program
to enrich the party apparatus in Beijing and indoctrinate Americans was
dreamed up by -- you guessed it -- the U.S. government.
- Do you believe this? After Los Alamos? After Riady? After
Charlie Trie and John Huang and Webb Hubbell and Loral and on and on it
- Who's getting rich off China? Apparently many are making
short-term profits. But in the long term, they're selling America down
- A daily radio broadcast adaptation of Joseph Farah's
commentaries can be heard at http://www.ktkz.com/