August 13, 2018 at 6:44 pm #70784
A large Spanish-language radio station in Mexico will soon begin broadcasting in Chinese in a deal critics say will bring Beijing propaganda to Chinese Americans throughout Southern California.
A Federal Communications Commission filing on the sale of radio station XEWW AM 690 radio near Tijuana reveals the buyer has ties to Phoenix Satellite Television US, a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing Phoenix TV.
According to government sources, signs that Phoenix is involved in the purchase of the radio station prompted the Trump administration last week to begin an investigation into the national security implications of the sale.
Phoenix TV has been identified by U.S. intelligence agencies as a major overseas outlet used to spread propaganda and promote the policies of the communist government in Beijing.
It will be interesting to see whether the FCC will exercise its right, under an agreement with the Mexican government, to block the sale of the Mexican Spanish language radio station to the ChiComs. They plan to convert it to a Chinese language station broadcasting toward the U.S. (from just over the border) with more power than any U.S. radio station is allowed to have (ours are capped at 50,000 watts, whereas this one tops 77,000 watts). Many “thanks” to New York financial company, H & H Capital Partners. H&H’s 97% majority owner, founder, and managing director, is one Vivian Huo, a U.S. citizen. Mz. Huo also serves as a Director of the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation (a great way to rub shoulders with law enforcement personnel – a common, easy way to conduct intelligence gathering operations. She was previously associated with China Shipping Company, which merged with the government-owned COSCO Group, to form a huge conglomerate Chinese shipping company. I was unable to find her current role with them. But she certainly is well-connected!
One might also note that Mitch McConnell’s 2nd wife and current Transportation Secretary (Elaine Chao) also has close ties to mainland China through her father, a wealthy shipping magnate. It’s also interesting if you drill down through the news that you find out questioning of Chao’s connections during her Senate confirmation hearings under both Bush AND Trump was elementary school softball at its very best. I will never forget that supposedly vehemently anti-communist, Jesse Helms, going completely limp when given the opportunity to question her during confirmation hearings as George W’s Secretary of Labor pick. She has also served as Peace Corps Director under W, Deputy Secretary of Transportation under George HW Bush, and Chair of the Maritime Commission under both Reagan and George HW Bush. Doing an extensive background study of her father’s connections to Beijing and his subsequent shipping business activities and great wealth, also gets very interesting (most of McConnell’s wealth – reportedly $22 billion – comes from Chao’s family wealth).
No need to be wary of the Chinese, though…. Swamp? What swamp? More like a rice paddy.August 16, 2018 at 2:34 am #70799
That scaly thing swimming through the paddy/swamp? Gator? — nope! Croc? — naah! That’s a Dragon. Don’t worry, though .. he has lots of “American” friends.
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