(RepublicanView.org) – Senior Democrats rubbed shoulders with a Chinese national on trial for running a de facto police station inside New York City. At an event in the city last month, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and New York City Mayor Eric Adams mingled with Lu Jianwang, who has since been charged with conspiring to act as an agent of China’s government. The event was organized to raise funds for the Fukien American Association. Schumer was a guest speaker, and Adams was photographed with Jianwang.
Law enforcement officers raided the station and arrested Lu Jianwang and Chen Jinping in mid-April. The pair are accused of running a “police station” in the Big Apple, with operatives who spy on fellow Chinese nationals for signs of disloyalty to the communist regime.
Breon Peace, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said the organization, based in a nondescript building in Manhattan, helped Chinese citizens with administrative tasks, such as renewing their driving license, but it is also accused of more sinister intentions. Peace described how Chinese operatives used the office to track down pro-democracy campaigners. “The Chinese national police appear to have been using the station to track a US resident on US soil,” he said.
On Capitol Hill, Republicans said they are not surprised to find Democrats mixing with such anti-American figures. Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee said the left had not learned anything from Eric Swalwell. Californian Rep. Swalwell had a close relationship with Chinese spy Christine Feng in 2014 when she helped with his election campaign. Senator Ted Cruz similarly said it was no surprise. “Democrats get their money from Big Business, Big Hollywood, Big Universities and Big Tech, all of whom get their money from China,” he said.
Records show that Lu Jianwang has donated more than $30,000 to New York Democrats since 2006. His contributions helped to fund the campaigns of Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul.
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