“utilized her positions as president of the school’s Chinese Student Association and president of the campus chapter of Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs”
One of the ways China has successfully infiltrated the United States is through higher education. We have documented numerous cases of not just students, but professors with unlawful links to China.
Campus Reform reports:
Chinese spy got her start as Cal State student, report says
Christine Fang, the alleged Chinese political operative who gained influence among several California politicians, including Rep. Eric Swalwell, used her status as a California State University student to her advantage.
According to an Axios story published Monday, Fang enrolled as a California State University-East Bay student in 2011 — the same year she began her work as a political operative.
Fang reportedly utilized her positions as president of the school’s Chinese Student Association and president of the campus chapter of Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs as a means by which to gain political access, according to the report.
As a student, she was able to invite politicians and executives to campus as the leader of these organizations. Her first known contact with Swalwell reportedly occurred during this period.
Axios also reported that although it’s not out of the ordinary for the Chinese Student Association to be in contact with the Chinese government, Fang’s relationship with the San Francisco consulate was an unusually close one.
In a few years, Fang frequented political events in the San Francisco Bay Area, enabling her to gain access to Swalwell, who was elected to Congress in 2012 and currently sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, meaning that he has more access to U.S. intelligence than most members of Congress.
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