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    The Chinese Are Acquiring Large Chunks Of Land In Communities All Over America

    March 31, 2014

    Has the United States ever experienced a time when a foreign nation has attempted to buy up so much of our land all at once? As you will read about in this article, the Chinese are on a real estate buying spree all over America. In fact, in some cases large chunks of land are actually being given to them. Yes, you read that correctly. China is on the way to becoming the dominant land owner in the entire country, and that is starting to alarm a lot of people. Do we really want a foreign superpower to physically own so much of our territory?

    There are some that are playing down this threat by making a distinction between the Chinese government and Chinese corporations, but things work differently over in China than they do here. In China, the government is involved in everything. In fact, 43 percent of all corporate profits in China are produced by companies that the Chinese government controls. And all of the rest of the companies are very careful to follow the lead and direction of the Chinese government.

    That is why what is going on in places such as Thomasville, Alabama is so alarming. Small communities such as Thomasville are so starved for jobs that they are willing to give land away for free to Chinese companies in order to entice them to build factories…

    Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday that he will announce an economic development project in Thomasville, Ala., Monday morning.

    That project is likely a copper tube plant to be built by Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group. A legal notice published Thursday indicates that the city of Thomasville and others intend to give land and other incentives to GD Copper USA, which state corporation records identify as a Florida-based subsidiary of Golden Dragon.

    And in this particular case, we are not just talking about a small plot of land. We are talking about a 40 acre chunk of land worth 1.5 million dollars…

    The legal notice indicated the city plans to give Golden Dragon a 40-acre site. Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day has said that land is in a city industrial park south of Thomasville High School. It includes a $1.5 million, 50,000-square-foot building that the city constructed in 2009 to attract businesses.

    But in most cases, the Chinese actually have to spend money to acquire our real estate. And they are starting to make some really high profile acquisitions in some of our most expensive cities…

    China Vanke and Tishman Speyer signed a deal for a $620 million luxury condo project in San Francisco this winter. In April, another deal for a cool $1.5 billion was inked in Oakland between Zarsion and Signature Development Group.

    In June, several big deals in New York City went down. Zhang Xin, CEO of Soho China , joined forces with the wealthy Safra family (of Banco Safra fame) of Brazil to buy a stake in the General Motors Building in Midtown, The New York Times reported on June 25. Dalian Wanda Group, another Chinese developer, is planning to build a greenfield luxury hotel in Manhattan.

    In other cases, the Chinese are gaining control over vast tracts of U.S. territory by buying up our large corporations.

    For example, when the Chinese purchased Smithfield Foods, they suddenly owned 460 large farms and became the top employer in dozens of communities all over the United States…

    Smithfield Foods is the largest pork producer and processor in the world. It has facilities in 26 U.S. states and it employs tens of thousands of Americans. It directly owns 460 farms and has contracts with approximately 2,100 others. But now a Chinese company has bought it for $4.7 billion, and that means that the Chinese will now be the most important employer in dozens of rural communities all over America.
    And the Chinese seem to have a particular interest in economically-depressed areas of the country. Perhaps they feel that now is the time to gobble up companies and properties in such areas for bargain-basement prices. For instance, the following is from a CNBC article that detailed how the Chinese are aggressively “putting down roots in Detroit”…

    Dozens of companies from China are putting down roots in Detroit, part of the country’s steady push into the American auto industry.

    Chinese-owned companies are investing in American businesses and new vehicle technology, selling everything from seat belts to shock absorbers in retail stores, and hiring experienced engineers and designers in an effort to soak up the talent and expertise of domestic automakers and their suppliers.

    Speaking of Michigan, one company known as “Sino-Michigan Properties LLC” actually had plans to buy up 200 acres of land near the town of Milan, Michigan. The goal was to build an entire “China City” with artificial lakes, a Chinese cultural center and hundreds of housing units for Chinese citizens.

    But that is nothing compared to the “China City” that was being planned for New York state. The following is a short excerpt from one of my previous articles

    The Chinese have made trillions of dollars flooding our shores with super cheap products, and now they are using some of that money to buy land and property all over America. For example, there is now a proposal to construct a multibillion dollar “China City” that would span approximately 600 acres in a remote area of New York state. This “China City” (that is actually what it would be called) would be located on Yankee Lake in Sullivan County, New York. The plans anticipate large numbers of Chinese businesses, plenty of homes for Chinese immigrants, a Chinese high school, a college, a casino and even a theme park. And the first 600 acres is only for “phase one” of the plan. Ultimately, the goal is for “China City” to cover more than 2,000 acres. Those promoting this plan say that it will be a great way for New Yorkers to learn to appreciate Chinese culture.

    But of much greater concern is the huge wave of real estate purchases that are quietly happening all around us every single day.

    The following is from a recent CNBC article entitled “Chinese buying up California housing“…

    At a brand new housing development in Irvine, Calif., some of America’s largest home builders are back at work after a crippling housing crash. Lennar, Pulte, K Hovnanian, Ryland to name a few. It’s a rebirth for U.S. construction, but the customers are largely Chinese.

    “They see the market here still has room for appreciation,” said Irvine-area real estate agent Kinney Yong, of RE/MAX Premier Realty. “What’s driving them over here is that they have this cash, and they want to park it somewhere or invest somewhere.”

    So what happens when we get to the point when the Chinese government and/or Chinese citizens own 10 percent of all the real estate in the entire country?

    Will it be a problem then?

    What about if we get to 20 percent or 30 percent?

    At what point will we be forced to admit that we have a major problem on our hands?

    Many of our leaders seem resigned to the fact that the future will be dominated by communist China.

    For example, the President of the St. Louis Federal Reserve recently stated that “attitudes in the U.S. are going to have to change” because America “will not permanently be the global leader”

    That’s according to Federal Reserve Board of St. Louis President James Bullard, who spoke to the Wall Street Journal on the sidelines of a conference during a recent visit to Hong Kong.

    Attitudes in the U.S. are going to have to change, because the U.S. will not permanently be the global leader,” Mr. Bullard said.
    In fact, Bullard insists that it is inevitable that the U.S. will end up playing second fiddle to communist China…

    In that case, “the U.S. would be playing a role to China similar to the role the U.K. plays to the U.S. today,” Mr. Bullard said. “People think it’s 50-75 years away but it’s probably only 25 or 20 years away, something like that.”

    And this is one of the guys that is running the U.S. economy?

    There is more than one way to dominate your enemy, and the Chinese understand this.

    Sadly, most Americans have absolutely no idea what is happening.

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    Again, I sigh. I am less bothered by Real Estate purchases as these go back into the country economy and if war broke out, these notes may be worthless as possession is 9/10th of the law, in a loose sense. Nay. I am bothered any in a leadership role would resign themselves to being a second best country. To compare the UK role to the US as a future US to China role is incorrect as well. The UK had expanded the world! They were the largest single empire in the world! The US has our states and a several small protectorates, unless I am missing something, as is not an empire. Granted, the President of the St. Louis Federal Reserve may be correct, but it has been bad policy for decades that brought us to even consider the persons statement. What will be the outcome? I do not feel warm and fuzzy about it.

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    Record number of real estate purchases go to foreign buyers: Canadians target Las Vegas, Detroit Los Angeles, and Florida in General. Chinese targeting Los Angeles, San Francisco, Irvine, Las Vegas, Detroit, and Florida as well.

    Investor buying continues to be a major player in the current housing market. Over the last two weeks I’ve had the chance to drive down neighborhoods were international money is flooding in. It does give off reminders of when Japanese buyers were purchasing tons of California and Hawaiian real estate. When it comes to California, there are certain cities where international money is pouring in. This matters when sales margins are razor thin. What struck me about these areas is the marketing is heavily geared towards international buying. After all, when escrow closes there is no loyalty where the cash is coming from. California continues to draw heavy investor money from China alongside their massive boom over the last decade. Apparently buying tons of consumer goods eventually will have a bigger impact and we are simply seeing money repatriating back to other places. While the US is seeing some signs of housing mania, we are nothing compared to the nutty Canadian housing market and what is occurring in some major Chinese cities. Yet a big part of this is speculation and we actually see this via rents. Rentals are more reflective of what local families can pay. It is interesting to see in some highly desirable areas that rents go for $2,500 to $2,700 while homes are selling for $700,000 to $750,000. Foreign money is a big player in the current market and this is also very dependent on foreign economies sustaining their booms.

    Chinese investors heavily favor coastal regions


    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released data on foreign real estate buyers. What was interesting is that the latest figures show that international buying is at an all-time record high coming in at $92.2 billion dollars of volume. Overall this was 7 percent of the $1.2 trillion in transactions but keep in mind this is highly targeted action. Not much buying in Nebraska, Kansas, Alabama, Kentucky, North Dakota, etc. This is a big deal when it comes to purchasing in a market with low inventory. What I find fascinating is that in these prime areas is that even local area families simply cannot afford to purchase their own home should they compete in today’s market and buy again. These are your lottery holding Fancy Feast eating baby boomers in most cases. In one prime area, you have a home selling for $700,000 and all similar homes around this property sold for $250,000, $300,000, or $150,000 yet there are very few homes for sale in this area. This is similar for other markets where crap shacks are going for $700,000 or more.

    In other words, not only are locals being priced out but even professionals in the area are being priced out because of added international competition. Take a look at sales volume:


    Source: NAR

    This is definitely impacting certain markets:

    “(LA Times) That’s driving prices in parts of the region that have long been popular with Chinese buyers. Home values have returned to pre-recession levels in parts of the San Gabriel Valley, for instance. And in Irvine, home to a booming population of young Asian families, new residences are getting scooped up by Chinese buyers.”
    Volume of purchases is still largely driven by Canadians but they are looking at other areas outside of California. Take a look at NAR searches for perspective:
    - Canadian Searches: Las Vegas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Chicago, Naples.
    - Chinese Searches: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Irvine, New York, Las Vegas, Detroit, Seattle, Miami, Orlando, Boston Anderson SC, Chicago,

    Houston, San Diego
    And the boom in China is definitely impacting local markets here in SoCal:



    Can you spot which country is booming? And where are Chinese buyers focused? Now as we had mentioned, volume is actually falling in many parts of California and prices are plateauing. You’ll notice that for these investors they are first targeting tier-one areas. I love how some people then try to justify this and say that a certain run-down market is going to experience a new renaissance because all of a sudden they have a Starbucks and a Chipotle. Some crappy stucco box sub-division in L.A. County is not the next Vancouver or La Jolla although people want to push this narrative forward. The figures don’t show this. Look at the top city searches. These are prime locations and places for true low cost investing (i.e., Las Vegas and Detroit). Investors are not looking to flush money down the toilet in a blanket nonsense strategy. If that were the case, inventory would not be rising and prices would be on a more furious path upwards. Yet that is not happening.

    Canadians appear to be driving their purchases via avoiding the cold. These snowbirds are looking for cheaper digs to escape the brutal cold months in Canada. With Canadian real estate in an epic bubble, hot money is flowing everywhere and especially to neighbors in the south. While the US did see a correction in housing values, Canada never underwent any sort of correction.

    The point of this is that foreign money is speculating in certain markets in California. If you are buying in the Inland Empire or Central Valley, you probably won’t face much competition from foreign money. But if you are looking at buying in San Marino, Arcadia, or Irvine get ready to face some international competition. In the end however, most locals don’t even have the income to compete even with a 20 percent down payment in some of these markets. For the housing industry, all money is green so as long as your cash or check clears, it is all good.

    This idea that foreign money is flooding into crappy neighborhoods and somehow, this is going to make them the next San Francisco is comical. There is no proof of this. What we do have is the data above and it shows that foreign investors just like Wall Street investors are hungry in turning a profit. They are not interested in being the greater fool holding the bag at the end.

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    Chinese Company To Buy Texas Oil Fields In $1.3 Billion Deal

    October 26, 2015

    A Chinese investment firm is shelling out $1.3 billion to buy giant oil fields in Texas, reflecting growing interest from China in U.S. energy resources.

    Yantai Xinchao will acquire oil assets in the western Texas Permian Basin that are currently owned by Tall City Exploration and Plymouth Petroleum. The deal is part of a larger transaction between Yantai Xinchao and a second Chinese firm, according to a stock exchange filing on Saturday.

    The purchase, which includes oil fields in the state's Howard and Borden counties, has already been approved by the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment, the filing said.

    Many smaller Chinese oil and gas companies are looking for deals abroad as a way to combat tough competition from giant state-owned energy firms, and tight government regulations back home.

    China's largest state-owned oil and gas firms, meanwhile, are snapping up resources in countries including Mozambique and Kazakhstan.

    The Permian Basin, one of the oldest oil fields in the U.S., has enjoyed a revival as shale gas exploration and other drilling technology has improved.

    Yantai Xinchao shares were suspended from trading last Friday to allow for the asset restructuring and oil field purchase. The company expects shares to be halted for about one month, and plans to release periodic updates on the restructuring, according to another stock exchange filing.

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    China Is Buying Up American Companies Fast, And It's Freaking People Out

    February 21, 2016

    Here's a story you'll be hearing about a lot this year.

    Chinese companies have been buying up foreign businesses, including American ones, at a record rate, and it's freaking lawmakers out.

    There is General Electric's sale of its appliance business to Qingdao-based Haier, Zoomlion's bid for the heavy-lifting-equipment maker Terex Corp., and ChemChina's record-breaking deal for the Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta, valued at $48 billion.

    Most recently, a unit of the Chinese conglomerate HNA Group said it would buy the technology distributor Ingram Micro for $6 billion.

    And the most contentious deal so far might be the Chinese-led investor group Chongqing Casin Enterprise's bid for the Chicago Stock Exchange.

    A Deal Spree

    To date, there have been 102 Chinese outbound mergers-and-acquisitions deals announced this year, amounting to $81.6 billion in value, according to Dealogic. That's up from 72 deals worth $11 billion in the same period last year.

    And they're not expected to let up anytime soon. Slow economic growth in China and cheap prices abroad due to the stock market's recent sell-off suggest the opposite.

    "With the slowdown of the economy, Chinese corporates are increasingly looking to inorganic avenues to supplement their growth," Vikas Seth, head of emerging markets in the investment-banking and capital-markets department at Credit Suisse, told Business Insider earlier this month.

    China's economic growth in 2015 was its slowest in 25 years.

    The law firm O'Melveny & Myers recently surveyed their mainly China-based clients and found that the economic growth potential in the US was the main factor making it an attractive investment destination.

    Nearly half of respondents agreed that the US was the most attractive market for investment, but 47% felt that US laws and regulations were a major barrier. They'd be right about that.

    A Major Barrier

    Forty-five members of Congress this week signed a letter to the Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the US, or CFIUS, urging it to conduct a "full and rigorous investigation" of the Chicago Stock Exchange acquisition.

    "This proposed acquisition would be the first time a Chinese-owned, possibly state-influenced, firm maintained direct access into the $22 trillion US equity marketplace," the letter reads.

    "While it is unclear the level of influence the state holds over CCEG, the firm is involved in a number of important Chinese sectors that would likely require close ties to the state."

    CFIUS is meant to vet deals for any national-security issues. It recently prevented the $3.3 billion sale of Philips' lighting business to a group of buyers in Asia, but its reasons for blocking that deal weren't disclosed.


    "I would be very surprised if CFIUS did not have an interest in taking a look at this deal," said Anne Salladin of law firm Stroock & Stroock, referring to the Chicago Stock Exchange deal.

    Also this week, California-based Fairchild Semiconductor refused an offer from the state-backed China Resources and Hua Capital, the Financial Times reported.

    They bid $2.6 billion for the company, but Fairchild turned it down, citing concerns about US regulators, and accepted a lower bid from a US-based rival.

    While not all the companies doing the buying are state-owned enterprises, they do need to have the full backing of the Chinese government in order to close foreign deals. That's because they need approval to get enough foreign exchange to pay for the acquisitions, something the government monitors closely.

    Given the recent volume of deals, though, it would appear that the Chinese government is supportive of the foreign-buying spree. That may be exactly what has folks so worried.

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    Pompeo Warns Governors Of Chinese Infiltration Into US: 'It's Happening In Your State'

    February 8, 2020

    China's Communist Party has infiltrated various levels of America's infrastructure and is working to destroy the values of the United States, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a speech Saturday, while also warning state governors to be wary of China's infiltration.

    “We can’t ignore China’s actions and strategic intentions," he said while addressing the National Governors Association winter meeting. "The Chinese government has been methodical in the way it's analyzed our system... it's assessed our vulnerabilities and it's decided to exploit our freedoms, to gain an advantage over us at the federal level, the state level and the local level."

    “Competition with China is happening. It’s happening in your state," Pompeo added. "In fact, I'd be surprised if most of you in the audience had not been lobbied by the Chinese Communist Party directly."

    He said groups loyal to communist China are operating out in the open in Virginia, Minnesota, Florida and dozens of other states all around the country. Other Chinese groups, however, practice their nefarious actions in the shadows in an attempt to exercise influence over U.S. citizens and lawmakers.

    Pompeo cited a letter from a diplomat at the Chinese Consul in New York to the speaker of an unnamed state legislature, advising that U.S. officials refrain from independent interaction with Taiwan.

    “You add a diplomat from China, assigned here to the United States, a representative of the Chinese Communist Party, in New York City, sending a letter urging that an American elected official shouldn’t exercise his right to freedom of speech," he explained.

    The secretary said this isn't an uncommon event and that Chinese officials based in the U.S. are actively seeking to sow seeds of chaos at the state and local level -- specifically in the realm of education on college campuses and K-12 classrooms.

    “Maybe some of you have heard about the time when the Chinese consulate paid the UC San Diego students to protest the Dalai Lama," he continued. “It shows depth. It shows systemization. It shows intent.”

    He added: “Chinese Communist party officials, too, are cultivating relationships with county school boards and local politicians -- Often through what are known as 'Sister City Programs' ... This competition is well underway."

    Pompeo also spoke about China's campaign to recruit U.S. scientists and academics to share vital secrets, in exchange for monetary gain through their "Thousand Talents Plan," a campaign that has already targeted scientists and professors on campuses such as Virginia Tech and Harvard and triggered investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

    He also explained how Beijing pressures Chinese students in the U.S. to keep an eye on their fellow countrymen and report back to the government about their activities.

    "China’s propaganda starts even earlier than college. China has targeted K-12 schools around the world," he said. "Do you know that we have no ability to establish similar programs in China? We should have reciprocity in all things. Today they have free reign in our system and we're completely shut out from theirs... Beijing knows that today’s kids are tomorrow’s leaders."

    Pompeo then warned state governors about doing business with China and said it is common to indirectly finance communism without realizing it. He then extended the hand of the federal government and said the Trump administration is standing by, ready to help states with this growing problem.

    “I want to urge vigilance on the local level too," he said. "It’s worth trusting but verifying. There are federal officials prepared to help you work your way through these challenges when they arise. Don’t make separate individual deals that undermine our national policy. I know none of you would do so intentionally. Let us help you."

    “I hope you will all take on board what I've said today," Pompeo added. "Don’t lose sight of the competition from China that's already present in your state. Let's all rise to the occasion and protect our security, our economy, indeed all that we hold dear."

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    U.S. Lawmaker Calls for Ouster of CalPERS CIO Over China Ties: Letter

    February 12, 2020

    A U.S. Republican lawmaker on Wednesday urged California to fire the chief investment officer of its public pension fund, the nation's largest, citing what he called the CIO's "long and cozy" relationship with Beijing, and assailed the fund's investments in Chinese companies.

    In a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom, U.S. Representative Jim Banks of Indiana said Yu Ben Meng, the CIO of California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), should at least be investigated.

    "Governor Newsom, if it were up to me, I would fire Mr. Meng immediately," Banks wrote in the letter.

    "At the least, I think a thorough investigation of Mr. Meng's relationship to the Chinese Communist Party and a comparison of CalPERS investments in Chinese companies before and after Mr. Meng's 2008 hiring are both warranted," he added.

    A U.S. citizen born in China, Meng has twice worked for CalPERS, the first time starting in 2008 and the second time beginning in January 2019 when he became CIO managing $400 billion in investments, according to the CalPERS website.

    In between the CalPERS stints, Meng worked for three years as deputy CIO with China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), which oversees China's U.S. Treasury security holdings, the website says.

    Citing an online article in China's People's Daily, Banks asserted that China's Thousand Talents Program recruited Meng for the job at SAFE. According to the FBI, TTP is a part of "China's non-traditional espionage against the United States."

    'REPREHENSIBLE ATTACK'

    CalPERS CEO Marcie Frost defended Meng in a statement.

    "This is a reprehensible attack on a U.S. citizen. We fully stand behind our Chief Investment Officer who came to CalPERS with a stellar international reputation," she said.

    A CalPERS spokeswoman declined to provide a method to contact Meng, saying they had no further comment.

    The Trump administration has been urging U.S. states to join the geopolitical battle with China. In a speech to governors on Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged states to be vigilant against local threats "with consequences for our foreign policy," specifically pointing to CalPERS.

    "California's pension fund...is invested in companies that supply the People's Liberation Army that puts our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines at risk," Pompeo said.

    Echoing Pompeo's comments, Banks specifically criticized CalPERS' investments in China's Hikvision, whose surveillance equipment is used in detention camps for China's minority Uighurs.

    The Banks letter criticizes the fund for holding shares of China Communications Construction Co, which has helped build naval bases for Beijing in the South China Sea, it said.

    CalPERS' Frost defended the holdings, saying, "We've had a globally diversified portfolio for decades. This is a politically opportunistic attempt to force us to divest, undermining our ability to perform our fiduciary duty to provide retirement security to California's public employees."

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    NYPD Officer Accused Of Spying, Arrested For Allegedly Acting As Agent Of China

    September 22, 2020

    NYPD officer Baimadajie Angwang, a community affairs officer in the 111 precinct in Queens and a US Army Reservist at Fort Dix, has been arrested for allegedly acting as an agent of China.

    According to the criminal complaint, Angwang acted "at the direction and control" of Chinese government officials at the consulate in New York to report on the activities of ethnic Tibetans, assess potential ethnic Tibetan intelligence sources and use his official position at the police department to give consulate officials access to senior NYPD officials.

    He is also accused of committing wire fraud, making false statements and obstructing an official proceeding.

    "None of these activities falls within the scope of Angwang's official duties and responsibilities with either the NYPD or the USAR," the complaint said.

    Angwang, 33, is an ethnic Tibetan native of the People's Republic of China and a naturalized U.S. citizen who referred to himself as an "asset" of the People's Republic of China, according to the criminal complaint. Since June 2018, the FBI said Angwang has been "in frequent communication" with an unidentified Chinese consular official he referred to as "Boss."

    In one phone call between Angwang and the consular official, the complaint said Angwang offered "to raise our country's soft power" by having the consular official attend NYPD events. He also allegedly offered to provide the consular official with nonpublic information about the internal workings of the police department.

    "Angwang also discussed the utility of developing sources for the PRC government in the local Tibetan community and suggested that the primary qualification for a source as follows: 'If you're willing to recognize the motherland, the motherland is willing to assist you with its resources,'" the complaint said.

    Since prior to 2018 and through the present, officials say Angwang has maintained a relationship with at least two People's Republic of China officials stationed at the Consulate. One PRC official is believed to have been assigned to the "China Association for Preservation and Development of Tibetan Culture," a division of the PRC's United Front Work Department ("UFWD"). The department is responsible for, among other things, neutralizing sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority of the PRC.

    Recorded conversations have revealed that the PRC officials has been a "handler" of Angwang. He received tasks from them and reported back to PRC officials.

    From August 21, 2014, through August 11, 2017, Angwang called and texted one of the PRC official's cellular telephone on at least 53 occasions. From in or about and between June 2018 through March 2020, Angwang called and texted the other PRC official's cellular telephone on at least 55 occasions.

    Furthermore, Angwang has been observed entering the Consulate on numerous occasions during these time periods.

    Angwang will make his first appearance this afternoon virtually in federal court in Downtown Brooklyn.

    NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea also commented on the situation.

    "As alleged in this federal complaint, Baimadajie Angwang violated every oath he took in this country," Shea said in a statement. "One to the United States, another to the U.S. Army, and a third to this Police Department. From the earliest stages of this investigation, the NYPD's Intelligence and Internal Affairs bureaus worked closely with the FBI's Counterintelligence Division to make sure this individual would be brought to justice."

    FBI Assistant Director of New York William Sweeney Jr. released a statement on Angwang:

    "This is the definition of an insider threat - as alleged, Mr. Angwang operated on behalf of a foreign government; lied to gain his clearance, and used his position as an NYPD police officer to aid the Chinese government's subversive and illegal attempts to recruit intelligence sources. The FBI is committed to stopping hostile foreign governments from infiltrating our institutions, and we will not tolerate the behavior of those who willingly violate their oath to the United States, and covertly work against their fellow citizens. We want to thank the NYPD for its extraordinary partnership on this investigation."

    In 2018, the NYPD awarded Angwang "Officer of the Month" for his initiative and public service.

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