Top Chinese Prof: A Biden Presidency Will Give China Access to 'America's Real Power'
One of China's leading academics says Chinese Communist Party 'can't fix' President Trump
A leading Chinese professor has said that a Joe Biden presidency would allow the Communist Party of China to reconnect to the "core circle inside America's real power."
During a late November speaking event in Shanghai, Prof. Di Dongsheng told his audience that China had relied for decades on a network of “old friends” to influence U.S. policies.
However, he said that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders "can't fix" President Donald Trump and that his administration had disrupted that once-cozy relationship, The Washington Times reported Sunday.
According to Dongsheng, China is welcoming the prospect of a White House headed by former Vice President Joe Biden.
The Chinese academic suggested that China has managed to influence U.S. policy to its own advantage for decades thanks to a special network of relationships with people at the upper echelons of American power.
A video of Dongsheng's speech was originally posted on Chinese social media site Weibo but has since been removed from the platform, according to Fox News.
The video depicts Di Dongsheng, a professor and associate dean of the School of International Studies at Renmin University in Beijing.
He was speaking on a Chinese television program called “The Answers,” on the topic “Will China’s Opening Up in the Financial Sector Attract Wall Street Wolves?”
A video of Di’s speech that was posted with The Times report is below.
Tucker Carlson shared a clip at the top of his show on Monday evening.
A clip of Carlson's segment was then shared by President Trump, racking up millions of views.
There’s one important caveat about the video, as noted by the Western Journal.
Di includes a lengthy and - if it’s true - somewhat troubling anecdote about what amounts to a propaganda event at the noted Washington bookstore Politics and Prose in 2015.
In an email to The Western Journal on Monday, Politics and Prose co-owner Bradley Graham acknowledged the event itself, but disputed virtually every detail about it Di discussed, including the participation of the “friend,” whom Di described as “obviously a Jew simply by that look.”
“I’m still puzzled why, five years later, Di chose to portray this event at P&P the way he did,” Graham wrote.
Watch the full video of the speech and make your own decision:
“In plain and simple language, during the last three to four decades, we used the core circle inside America’s real power,” Di said, according to a Washington Times excerpts of the speech.
The arrival of President Donald Trump changed that, he said.
"As I said the Wall Street had a very profound influence over America’s domestic and foreign affairs since the 1970s.
"We used to heavily rely on them," he continued.
"Problem is the role of Wall Street has been declining since 2008.
"But most importantly, after 2016, Wall Street couldn’t control Trump because, awkwardly, there was a soft breach of contract between them, which made them hostile to each other.”
The idea that the communist Chinese government had wielded influence in American policy for decades isn’t particularly a shock.
Governments the world over try to influence each other in every conceivable way; diplomacy isn’t all U.N. conference tables and embassy dinner parties.
But hearing the matter put so plainly is unusual.
And the fact that Di was so frank about how the Trump administration has upset an apple cart that China was clearly pretty satisfied with should be gratifying to any Trump supporter – just on principle.
It basically confirms what Trump has been saying about his administration since the beginning: That he’s taken on the establishment and the system it has created for itself, and for its own benefit.
However, what should be troubling to any American – regardless of political party – is how cynically Di described his country’s position in the aftermath of the Nov. 3 election, which Trump is still disputing.
And Di seems to have some knowledge of what he’s talking about.
According to The Washington Times:
“Mr. Di states on his biography page at Renmin University that he is a frequent consultant to Chinese Communist Party and government organs, including the Foreign Ministry and the International Department of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, the Central Organization Department, and other ministries and commissions.”
Di couldn’t be reached for comment for Sunday’s article, according to The Washington Times.
His university had no comment, the newspaper reported.
Still, his view of the American political situation could well hold some clues to how his country’s totalitarian government sees the U.S.
The fact that he considers the 2020 election over, despite the fact that Trump and his allies are still disputing it, is telling.
And it’s not encouraging, particularly when he brings the infamous Hunter Biden into it. (There’s already too much smoke around Hunter Biden and China for any sane American to be comfortable, and Hunter’s father’s inability to explain things should make even Democrats queasy.)
“Now with Biden winning the election, the traditional elites, political elites, the establishment, they have a very close relationship with the Wall Street,” Di said, according to The Washington Times excerpt.
“You all heard that Trump said Biden’s son has securities companies all over the world.
“But who helped Biden’s son build his global companies?
"You understand? — There are indeed buy-and-sell transactions involved in here [audience applause].
“So I think at this particular time, it is of strategic and tactical value for us to show goodwill [to Biden] — of course, this is just from my limited perspective as a political economist.”
Now, why does a Chinese professor, one who brags to a televised audience about his ability to get things accomplished in the United States, think now is the time to show “goodwill” for a potential Biden administration?
“If we understand this matter from the perspective of the international political economy,” Di said, according to an English subtitle on the video, “I think there is a tactical and political value in it.”
No doubt there’s “tactical” value for the United States’ most serious rival in geopolitical affairs for restoring its influence over policymakers in Washington.
No doubt there are numerous members of the Washington establishment – Di called them “the traditional elites, political elites” – who would be happy to get back to the swampy status quo that existed before the Trump draining operation came to town.
But the real lesson is just how clearly a Chinese academic with close ties to the Chinese Communist Party evidently welcomes the idea that the old system can get back into business with a Biden White House.
“Who helped Biden’s son build his global companies?” Di asked, according to the Washington Times excerpt.
That’s a good question.
Don’t expect the American establishment media to be asking it anytime soon.