Holcomb: Our Man in China

February 15, 2020

IT IS DIFFICULT TO TELL from his expression whether Gov. Eric Holcomb knows that the woman in this photo taken during this summer’s junket is president of the Chinese Communist front group targeting U.S. governors and state-level politicians in an attempt to influence policy here. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed at the Feb. 8 meeting of the National Governors Association that the group maintains a list of U.S. governors ranking them as to their usefulness. Pompeo said the warning was issued after he received an invitation from a former governor to attend a state-level event that promised economic opportunities with China. The event was run by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the front group represented in the photo, which is the public face of the Chinese Communist Party’s official foreign influence agency, the United Front Work Department. (A tip of the hat to Ken Davidson of the Northwest Indiana Gazette)


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