FLASHBACK: President Trump Created Highly Successful Program Meant To Protect America From Chinese Espionage And Biden Shut It Down

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A U.S. military spokesman indicated the Chinese balloon floating over the country is maneuverable. (@ezralevant / Twitter screen shot)

The Biden regime has been feeding malicious lies for days to their media lapdogs claiming that President Trump let Chinese spy balloons fly over America while Biden acted decisively.

In reality, Biden not only dawdled and let a Chinese spy balloon fly completely over the continental US, he also ended a program created by Trump meant to counter Chinese spying.

Back in 2018, the Trump Administration started the China Initiative meant to counter Chinese economic espionage. The program proved highly successful as noted by the Heritage Foundation:

The China Initiative tallied several major convictions. Most recently, in December 2021, a jury convicted Harvard University chemistry professor Charles Lieber of making false statements and of tax offenses in connection with receiving a $50,000 per month salary, living expenses of $150,000, and more than $1.5 million for a research laboratory from the Wuhan University of Technology, including between $50,000 and $100,000 in $100 bills that he carried out of China in his luggage.

Between the fall of 2018 and the end of 2021, the DOJ brought dozens of other China Initiative cases. These include the November 2021 conviction of Xu Yanjun, an intelligence officer from China’s Ministry of State Security, on economic espionage charges for attempting to steal advanced composite fan blade technology from General Electric’s aviation division in Cincinnati.

They include the October 2020 charges against eight Chinese nationals engaged in the Ministry of Public Security’s “Fox Hunt” campaign, which attempts to force Chinese dissidents in the United States to return to China.

This did not matter to the Biden regime. As The Gateway Pundit reported back in February 2022 the Regime ended the China Initiative ostensibly because of anti-Asian bias.

“We helped give rise to a harmful perception that the department applies a lower standard to investigate and prosecute criminal conduct related to that country or that we in some way view people with racial, ethnic, or family ties to China differently,” Biden’s Assistant Attorney General in charge of the National Security Division, Matt Olsen said.

Of course, China was framing this exact message.

A former Justice Department official lamented that the U.S. “stopped fighting for the China initiative on Jan 20, 2021,” the day President Biden took office.

The former official told Fox News that China was successful in framing the issue as one of racial bias, and that the U.S. stopped trying to counter this.

“We gave up. You know the champagne corks will be popping at CCP offices. They won the disinformation campaign,” the former official said.

But because Biden has profited handsomely from his son Hunter’s business dealings with China, something more nefarious is likely at play. Donald Trump Jr. addressed the actual reason this morning as to why Biden would shut down a program so successful at combatting Chinese espionage.

If Joe Biden isn’t on China’s payroll why would he shut down this Trump anti Chinese espionage program??? It’s like Joe is trying to make it easy for them.

Trump Created A DOJ Task Force Protecting U.S. From Chinese Spy Balloons, Joe Biden Shut It Down https://t.co/zDawrbsRkA

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 7, 2023

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