James Pintar/iStock/Getty Images Plus
CCP and Bill Gates Working Together to Influence U.S. Agriculture Policy
By Luis Miguel
A Chinese Communist Party influence group with ties to Microsoft founder Bill Gates helped organize an event designed to convince U.S. government officials to partner with China on American agriculture.
The news about this event comes as Gates has become the country’s biggest private owner of farmland and the CCP has also been purchasing large tracts of U.S. farmland.
The event in question, the China Agriculture Roundtable, was co-hosted by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and the U.S.-China Heartland Association (USCHA).
USCHA was founded by former Missouri Governor Bob Holden and describes itself as a “bipartisan organization committed to building stronger ties between USHCA Region (20 states located in the USA between the Great Lakes to the Gulf) and the People’s Republic of China.”
“Our focus will be on Trust Building efforts connecting government officials; business leaders; educational and community interests with like-minded institutions between the Heartland Region and the People’s Republic of China,” reads the group’s mission statement.
But USHCA appears to be used by CCP-controlled groups to get a foot in the door with American agricultural officials and company representatives.
CPAFFC and China United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) — another USHCA collaborator — are part of Beijing’s United Front initiative, which aims to gain CCP influence in western institutions.
Per the federal U.S.-China Security and Economic Review Commission, the United Front Work Department is a billion-dollar operation executed by the Chinese Communist Party seeking “to co-opt and neutralize sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority of its ruling Chinese Communist Party” and “influence foreign individuals and the policies of foreign states to serve Beijing’s interests.”
CPAFFC has also been flagged by the U.S. State Department as an “avowedly an arm of the party-state” for its efforts to “directly and malignly influence” American officials and business leaders.
Gates, who has a long record of collaboration with the Chinese Communist Party, visited the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) in June 2014 to give a speech in praise of the group. Gates has also previously advised CUSEF.
The National Pulse reports:
The recent agriculture forum featured a host of American officials including Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn, and Congressman Darin LaHood. Other individuals who play a critical role in America’s food supply chains — including CEO of U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action Erin Fitzgerald, President & CEO of U.S. Dairy Export Council Krysta Hardin, and CEO of the U.S. Soybean Export Council Jim Sutter — were also in attendance.
CPAFFC President Lin Songtian addressed the event, sharing how he “hoped that China and the United States would take this forum as an opportunity to communicate frankly and find the potential for mutually beneficial cooperation in the fields of agricultural import and export, cross-border e-commerce, green agriculture, agricultural science and technology innovation, and deepen mutual cooperation and mutual trust,” according to a CPAFFC summary.
The group’s summary added, “The participating Chinese and American companies and representatives of American states in China expressed their gratitude to the organizers, believing that the dialogue will provide a useful platform for both parties to communicate directly and meet their needs, which will help them to grasp the new developments and new technologies in the agricultural fields of the two countries in a timely and comprehensive manner.”
“Some enterprises also expressed preliminary cooperation intentions on the spot, laying a good foundation for practical cooperation in the next stage.”
China and Bill Gates aren’t the only ones striving to buy up land. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, has been purchasing land in Hawaii. A $17 million, 110-acre purchase in December of last year includes most of a reservoir that flooded in 2006.
Curiously, while Zuckerberg buys real land himself, he’s encouraging people to purchase virtual land in his “metaverse.” In fact, investors are already paying millions of dollars for “property” that doesn’t exist in the real world.
It’s all in line with the goal of the globalist oligarchs. As the World Economic Forum has promised: “You’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy.”
Luis Miguel is a writer whose journalistic endeavors shed light on the Deep State, globalism, and the enemies of freedom. Follow his exploits on Facebook, Twitter, and Parler at @LuisMiguelUS. Contact at luisantoniomiguel.com.
Published with Permission of thenewamerican.com