The New Cold War: Democrats, News Media Side with China Against Trump
July 27, 2020 | by James G. Dalton
Featured Photo: China’s internment camps and treatment of its own citizens is mostly ignored by the Democratic Party and dishonestly covered by the majority of news outlets.
Thanks to previous administrations — Clinton, Bush, and Obama presidencies — ignoring or aiding the Chinese communists in achieving its economic goals, the administration of President Donald Trump finds itself at the start of a new “cold war.”
As in the original cold war against the Soviet Union and its puppet “Iron Curtain” countries, the U.S. is finding itself once again facing the wrath of the Democratic Party. The Democrats have all but sworn allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party, including the Democrat-controlled news media who have created a fake narrative of Trump’s policies toward the Chinese dictators. And the Democrats’ love-affair with China is based a large part in their hatred for the populist President Trump.
Radical Democrat Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib accidentally admitted that Democrats in Congress are figuring out how to arrest Trump Administration officials: “So we’re trying to figure out — no joke — is it the DC Police that goes and gets them? We don’t know, where do we hold them?”
“This newest threat appears to be very serious. Americans must wake up to what the corrupt Democrat Deep-State is perpetrating against the Trump team. The current triple-threat is making many law enforcement worried about the very near future: the threats are the Chinese Covid-19 pandemic and the Chinese espionage that’s playing havoc with Americans’ health and their economy; the weeks of radical organizations causing destruction, mayhem and death in U.S. cities and states run by Democrat mayoral and gubernatorial radicals and cowards; the presidential run by former Barack Obama Vice President Joe Biden, who is evidently mentally impaired, easily swayed by underlings, and pushing the same old tired socialist agenda,” claims former attorney and law enforcement chief Justin Nevorelli.
During a press briefing this past week, U.S. Attorney General William Barr noted:
“The People’s Republic of China is now engaged in an economic blitzkrieg—an aggressive, orchestrated, whole-of-government (indeed, whole-of-society) campaign to seize the commanding heights of the global economy and to surpass the United States as the world’s preeminent technological superpower.
“A centerpiece of this effort is the Chinese Communist Party’s ‘Made in China 2025’ initiative, a plan for PRC domination of high-tech industries like robotics, advanced information technology, aviation, and electric vehicles, and many other technologies. Backed by hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies, this initiative poses a real threat to U.S. technological leadership.
“Despite World Trade Organization rules prohibiting quotas for domestic output, ‘Made in China 2025’ sets targets for domestic market share (sometimes as high as 70 percent) in core components and basic materials for industries such as robotics and telecommunications. It is clear that the PRC seeks not merely to join the ranks of other advanced industrial economies, but to replace them altogether.”
In addition to Chinese dictators’ overtly aggressive economic pursuits, they are also involved in government and corporate espionage. While the U.S. government and private sector companies pay millions of dollars on research and development (R & D), the Chinese spies steal the information thereby avoiding the expense of R & D which allows them to crush the competition by offering the same products at a fraction of the price.
In 2009, during President Barack Obama’s administration, the Conservative Base editor, Jim Kouri, wrote an analysis for Alan Keyes’ Renew America regarding Chinese espionage which is as relevant today as it was eleven years ago.
Chinese espionage continues with latest theft of trade secrets
(The following is based on a redacted report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.)
Yan Zhu, also known as “Westerly Zhu,” age 31, a Chinese citizen in the U.S. on a work visa, was arrested Friday morning by FBI agents at his residence, 9 Victor Street, Apt 26, Lodi, New Jersey, on charges of theft of trade secrets, conspiracy, wire fraud, and theft of honest services fraud announced Weysan Dun, Special Agent In Charge.
The investigation, code named “Westerly Winds,” began in November of 2008 based on a complaint from the victim company.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Federal District Court in Trenton, Zhu was employed at “Company A” as a senior environmental engineer from May of 2006 until his termination in July of 2008. Company A is a comprehensive multi-media environmental information management portal that developed a proprietary software program for the Chinese market which allows users to manage air emissions, ambient water quality, and ground water quality.
This program source code was protected through encryption as well as restricted security access within Company A in an effort to protect its commercial value and future revenue derived from software sales and upgrades. Research to develop this source code was a costly process.
Zhu had signed employment, confidentiality, and non-disclosure agreements as part of his hiring process with Company A, as well as an agreement to return all confidential and proprietary information, including source codes upon his termination in July of 2008. Additionally, Zhu also signed a notarized affidavit alleging he had not provided Company A source codes to anyone and had returned all copies of confidential Company A information in his possession.
The criminal complaint alleges that Zhu had two co-conspirators, identified only as Co-conspirators 1 (CC-1) and 2 (CC-2), both Chinese nationals residing in China. CC-1 had been introduced to Company A through Zhu and hired as Company A’s sales representative in the Science and Technology High-Tech Zone in Xian City, Shanxi Province, China. CC-2, together with Zhu and CC-1, were associated with “Company X,” an environmental software company in China.
Based on information in the criminal complaint, it appears that Zhu and his co-conspirators took advantage of the trust placed in them by Company A by exploiting an opportunity for Company A to market its product to the Chinese government. Company A had rented office space in Xian City from which CC-1 represented Company A and hosted the subject software on its own computer system. Due to regulations of the Chinese government which prevented payment overseas, Company A also entrusted CC-1 of Company X to accept payment on its behalf for its services.
In January of 2008, Company A learned that the Hebei Environmental Protection Administration (Hebei EPA) of China, was interested in its software. This is significant because, based on the criminal complaint, defendant Zhu, CC-1, and CC-2, and another individual believed to be associated with Company X allegedly began exchanging emails about unspecified business meetings. On or about July 17, 2008, Company A terminated Zhu, citing the emails they discovered as a breach of the May 2006 employment, confidentiality, and non-disclosure agreement.
Four months later, on November 10, 2008, Company A found a link on Shanxi Province’s internet web site to a program described as a multi-media environmental system — very similar to a description used to describe Company A’s software. When Company A followed this link, it was discovered that the software allegedly consisted of an operational version of module 1 of the Company A software.
But the module had been changed from the original version Company A had provided to Shanxi Province. According to Company A, these changes could not have been made without Company A’s source codes. Furthermore, Company A had called the designers of their software into a meeting where they were shown the software on the Shanxi Province web site. These employees allegedly recognized the software on the web site as their own.
Another curious change to the software on the website was the contact information for the supplier of the software. The Company A software listed Company A’s address, telephone number and email address as the supplier. The program on the website allegedly listed the contact information for Company X with the address of the office Company X had rented for CC-1, along with a Chinese telephone and fax number, and an email address. Other similarities to the original Company A software were allegedly discovered.
In October of 2008, Hebei EPA, the same Chinese government entity that had expressed an interest in Company A’s product in January of 2008, made a public announcement that they had agreed to purchase software from Company X for a specified figure that was approximately one-tenth of what Company A had sought for their software, according to the criminal complaint.
Zhu appeared today before the Honorable Tonianne J. Bongiovanni, United States Magistrate Judge, in District Court in Trenton, New Jersey. He was remanded pending a detention hearing on Monday, April 13, 2009 and faces up to ten years imprisonment on the charges of theft of trade secrets and conspiracy, and up to 20 years imprisonment on the eight counts of wire fraud and theft of honest services fraud. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This investigation is ongoing.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
a/k/a “Wesley Zhu,”
a/k/a “Westerly Zhu”
: Crim. No. 09-
: 18 U.S.C. §§ 1832, 1343,
: 1346, and 2
: I N D I C T M E N T
The Grand Jury in and for the District of New Jersey,
sitting at Trenton, charges:
Company A and the Subject System
1. At all times relevant hereto:
a. Company A was a software and consulting company,
with its principal office in Mercer County, New Jersey. Company
A’s core business was the development, support, and
implementation of computer systems and software for environmental
applications. Company A’s primary customer base was federal,
state, and local environmental regulatory agencies. One product
that Company A developed was a comprehensive hazardous waste
information management system. The purpose of this product was
to allow a Company A customer, such as an environmental
regulatory agency, as well as entities that interact with the
environmental regulatory agency, such as hazardous waste
producers and shippers, to enter, organize, and view certain data
SAC Weysan Dun said, “Crimes of this nature do not get much public attention. No one is shot, there is no crime scene, no prominent public figures are involved. However, this is an act of economic violence — a paper crime that robs the victim company of the resources they expended to develop a product.
Although this crime is white-collar in nature, it is clearly very dangerous to America’s economic infrastructure. If American dollars are spent on research and development of a product, and then that product or research is taken without any compensation to American companies, the value of American companies and American products is significantly reduced in the global marketplace. My thanks to our agents in the Trenton and Newark offices of the FBI as well as the United States Attorney’s office for bringing this matter to justice.”
© Jim Kouri