NLPC today called upon Tony Blinken, Joe Biden’s pick to be Secretary of State, to explain the anonymous Chinese funding of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement that Joe Biden established in 2018, where Blinken was Managing Director. He and other Biden aides from the Obama Administration operated as the government-in-waiting, funded by millions of dollars from China.
NLPC filed a major complaint with the Department of Education earlier this year demanding that the University of Pennsylvania and its Penn Biden Center disclose the identity of $22 million in anonymous Chinese donations since 2017, including a single eye-popping donation of $14.5 million given on May 29, 2018, shortly after the opening of the Biden Center in Washington, DC.
Since NLPC’s filing, Penn spokesmen have stonewalled press inquiries into its Chinese funding.
“If Joe Biden and Tony Blinken don’t explain their cozy relationship with Communist China through the Biden Center, any FBI background investigation and Senate confirmation hearing must get to the bottom of this secret money connection,” said Peter Flaherty, NLPC Chairman.
“Not surprisingly, the Penn Biden Center has yet to criticize Communist China for its pandemic coverup for the coronavirus, co-hosting Penn’s China Research Symposium earlier this year where the keynote speaker was China’s top diplomat in New York,” said Paul Kamenar, NLPC’s counsel. “Yet, it has no qualms publicly attacking NATO allies Hungary and Poland for taking strong efforts to control the spread of the virus as being undemocratic even though US governors have exercised similar emergency powers.”
The NLPC also filed a major complaint with the Department of Justice on November 1, 2020, alleging that Hunter Biden and the Biden Center should register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act because of their Chinese financial arrangements.