WEBINAR | Preventing a CCP Invasion of Taiwan

A CPDC Webinar

Preventing a CCP Invasion of Taiwan

The Committee on the Present Danger: China is pleased, as part of its weekly series of webinars on the CCP’s “unrestricted warfare” against this country and how it can be countered, to present a conversation with three members of the Expert Panel: its Co-Chairman, Center for Security Policy Senior Fellow Dr. Stephen Bryen, a former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense; Seth Cropsey, former Under Secretary of the Navy and President of the Yorktown Institute; and former Foreign Service Officer and retired Marine Colonel Grant Newsham, who has long served and worked in the Western Pacific and helped Taiwan improve its military. They will discuss highlights of the thirty-four Panel Findings and Recommendations outlining practical steps that must urgently be taken to deter CCP aggression and preserve regional peace.

  • Dr. Stephen Bryen: “Deterring China: What It Will Take?”
  • Secretary Seth Cropsey: “The Maritime Dimension of Stopping a Taiwan Invasion”
  • Colonel Grant Newsham: “Ending ‘Strategic Ambiguity’ and Demonstrating Resolve
  • Moderator:
    Frank Gaffney
    , Vice Chairman, Committee on the Present Danger: China and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy.

Paging the GOP: Stop the Surrender of our Sovereignty

Paging the GOP: Stop the Surrender of our Sovereignty | Secure Freedom Minute

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Weeks before the Chinese Communist Party unleashed the Covid-19 pandemic, its representatives participated in “Event 201,” a table-top exercise organized by, among others, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Its stated purpose was to see how a coronavirus pandemic could be used to strengthen world government.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Weeks before the Chinese Communist Party unleashed the Covid-19 pandemic, its representatives participated in “Event 201,” a table-top exercise organized by, among others, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Its stated purpose was to see how a coronavirus pandemic could be used to strengthen world government.

A senior Biden administration official named Loyce Pace happens to be a graduate of the Bloomberg School. She is also the author of 13 amendments that would transform the head of the World Health Organization into the global arbiter of what constitutes public health emergencies and how they will be addressed. Not our government, but CCP-shill Tedros Ghebreyesus.

Former Representative Michele Bachmann says we need Republicans in Congress to conduct the equivalent of a general strike – no quorums, no legislation – until Ms. Pace’s appalling surrender of our national sovereignty is formally repudiated.

Do it now.

This is Frank Gaffney.

RELEASE: CPDC Webinar to Excoriate Diversion of Federal Employees’ Savings to the CCP

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release
May 11, 2022

CONTACTS:
Hamilton Strategies, [email protected],
Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105,
or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.

CPDC Webinar to Excoriate Diversion of Federal Employees’ Savings to the CCP
‘No TSP for CCP’ Opposes Underwriting of Enemies’ ‘Unrestricted Warfare’ Against America, Military

Individuals responsible for managing the retirement funds of U.S. government employees – both civilian and military, past and present – are determined to invest billions of their savings in companies owned or controlled by our country’s mortal enemy: the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

The principal fund manager for the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), BlackRock’s Larry Fink, and its oversight panel, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), were told not to do that by President Trump in 2020. And both he and his successor, President Biden, issued Executive Orders designed to preclude U.S. investments in such companies that pose a threat to our national security and/or enable the CCP’s human rights abuses. Incredibly, the impending opening of a Mutual Fund Window at TSP would open the way to violation of all those presidential directives.

A Committee on the Present Danger: China (CPDC) webinar on Thursday, 12 May from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET will address the extreme inadvisability of such an initiative and the larger problem of U.S. investors more generally underwriting the CCP’s “unrestricted warfare” aimed at destroying America. The webinar will feature remarks by Frank Gaffney (moderator), Roger Robinson, Kyle Bass, and LTG William “Jerry” Boykin, US Army (Ret.) (Invited).

Attendees are encouraged to send a letter to President Biden and their members of Congress to demand, “No T.S.P. for C.C.P.”

WHO:

MODERATOR

  • Frank Gaffney, Vice Chairman, Committee on the Present Danger: China

PANELISTS

  • Roger W. Robinson, Jr., Board Chairman, Prague Securities Studies Institute, Washington; former Senior Director of International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council under President Reagan; former Chairman, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
  • Kyle Bass, Founder & Chief Investment Officer of Hayman Capital Management, L.P.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin, Executive Vice President of Family Research Council, former. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence

WHAT: “No TSP for CCP” webinar

WHEN: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 1-2 p.m. ET

HOW:  Register for the webinar here.

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CONTACTS:
Hamilton Strategies, [email protected], Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.

Webinar | No TSP for CCP: No U.S. Pension Funds for the Chinese Communist Party

No TSP for CCP: 
No Thrift Savings Plan $ for the Chinese Communist Party

Individuals responsible for managing the retirement funds of U.S. government employees – both civilian and military, past and present – are determined to invest billions of their savings in companies owned or controlled by our country’s mortal enemy: the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

The principal fund manager for the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), BlackRock’s Larry Fink, and its oversight panel, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), were told not to do that by President Trump in 2020. And both he and his successor issued Executive Orders designed to preclude U.S. investments in such companies that pose a threat to our national security and/or enable the CCP’s human rights abuses. Incredibly, the impending opening of a Mutual Fund Window at TSP would open the way to violation of all those presidential directives.

A Committee on the Present Danger: China (CPDC) webinar on Thursday, 12 May from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET will address the extreme inadvisability of such an initiative and the larger problem of U.S. investors more generally underwriting the CCP’s “unrestricted warfare” aimed at destroying America.

With Frank Gaffney, Roger Robinson, Kyle Bass, Joel Caplan, and LTG. Jerry Boykin.

Frank Gaffney: American Manufacturing and the CCP

Frank Gaffney on Steve Bannon’s War Room talks about American manufacturing and the Chinese Communist Party.

Gaffney: China Benefiting from American Mutual Funds

RELEASE: C.P.D.C. Calls on Federal Pension System Board to Respect Bipartisan Opposition to Investing in Chinese Companies

PRESS ADVISORY

For Immediate Release
April 18, 2022

CONTACTS:
Hamilton Strategies, [email protected],
Kate Piacentino, 610.584.1096, ext. 105,
or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102

C.P.D.C. Calls on Federal Pension System Board to Respect Bipartisan Opposition to Investing in Chinese Companies Military and Civilian Personnel Must Not Have Their Money Enabling CCP Threat

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Committee on the Present Danger: China Chairman Brian Kennedy today wrote the acting Chairman of Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), David Jones, in response to recent congressional and media revelations that, at its direction, the U.S. government’s Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is poised once again to start investing TSP participants’ retirement funds in companies owned or controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). To do so, FRTIB will have to ignore directives by both President Trump and Biden and strong opposition on Capitol Hill, as well as the financial interests – to say nothing of the patriotism – of both uniformed and other federal employees, past and present.

Mr. Kennedy’s letter served notice with the following warning:

“It has come to the attention of the Committee on the Present Danger: China that the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is proposing to open a ‘Mutual Fund Window’ in June. By so doing, it would make available to Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants the opportunity to invest up to 25% of their savings in one or more of some 5,000 mutual funds.

“The Committee is deeply concerned that the upshot of such an arrangement could be to induce past and present federal employees unwittingly to hold the equities of enterprises owned or otherwise controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), a number of which have been sanctioned by the United States for egregious national security and/or human rights abuses.”

Mr. Kennedy reminded the FRTIB members that President Trump personally intervened two years ago to prevent an earlier gambit by the Board to a similar end. Subsequently, President Biden issued an Executive Order updating and strengthening one issued by his predecessor in November 2020. As a result, U.S. persons and entities are effectively prohibited from owning securities issued by Chinese corporations that pose a threat to our national security, are engaged in surveillance or otherwise abetting CCP human rights abuses.

Today’s CPDC letter also highlights concerns publicly expressed to four Biden nominees to FRTIB within the past fortnight by three U.S. Senators – Marco Rubio, Tommy Tuberville and Tom Cotton:

“We are deeply concerned by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board’s history of voting to invest federal employees’ retirement savings into China-based companies, including firms involved in the Chinese government’s military, espionage, human rights abuses, and aggressive industrial policy designed to undermine U.S. industry. The FRTIB’s previous actions have demonstrated a willingness to invest American retirement savings into Chinese companies working to undermine U.S. interests and national security, as well as exposing federal employees’ retirement savings to considerable risk. This cannot be allowed in the future.”

The Committee on the Present Danger: China strongly agrees with the Senators and called on the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board “to postpone its implementation of a Mutual Fund Window until such time that these material risk, national security and human rights concerns are fully addressed.”

To that end, CPDC endorsed three important questions posed by Sens. Rubio, Tuberville and Cotton, which the Committee contends should be answered by serving Board members, as well as nominees to the Board awaiting confirmation:

  • Do you commit to ensuring that the TSP’s I Fund does not mirror the MSCI All Country World ex-U.S. Investable Market Index?
  • Do you commit to ensuring that no sums in the Thrift Savings Fund are invested in any security that is listed on an exchange in a jurisdiction in which the PCAOB is prevented from conducting a complete inspection or investigation of a registered public accounting firm under section 104 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 because of a position taken by an authority in that jurisdiction, as determined by the PCAOB?
  • Do you commit to voting to ensure that no federal employee retirement funds go to any Chinese firms that undermine U.S. national security?

In addition, the Committee on the Present Danger: China believes that the following questions must be addressed as well by both serving and prospective FRTIB members before any further action is taken to open a Thrift Savings Plan Mutual Fund Window:

  • Will corporations owned or controlled by the Chinese Communist Party be in any of the 5,000 presumably “approved” mutual funds offered by the Mutual Fund Window?
  • Will such mutual funds permit TSP investment funds to flow to Hong-Kong-based companies – which are now indistinguishable from other Chinese corporations owned or controlled by the Chinese Communist Party?
  • If so, would the presence of such equity offerings in the TSP Mutual Fund Window not be tantamount to a U.S. government endorsement (via FRTIB) of investing in companies effectively controlled by the Chinese Communist Party – something that was precluded by President Trump’s action two years ago?
  • In the event CCP-owned or -controlled corporations are included in the portfolios of mutual funds offered by the Mutual Fund Window, would their presence and accompanying risk profiles (including officially sanctioned behavior etc.) be provided to TSP participants prior to being made available for selection?
  • Will FRTIB be responsible for assuring that detailed due diligence has been performed on the financial viability and material risks associated with any and all CCP-controlled companies in which it may be, in effect, encouraging TSP participants to invest through the offer of risky, tainted mutual funds?
  • Will FRTIB publish data on the Chinese and Russian corporate equity and debt holdings of each of these 5,000 mutual funds and which of these companies have been – or are currently – sanctioned by the United States?

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CONTACTS: 

Hamilton Strategies, [email protected], Kate Piacentino, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102 

Kyle Bass: China’s Digital Currency Is a Blackmail Weapon; Beijing Facing Grave Financial and Demographic Crisis

Kyle Bass: China’s Digital Currency Is a Blackmail Weapon; Beijing Facing Grave Financial and Demographic Crisis

“Imagine if the Chinese government had access to every Tom, Dick, and Harry in America … and they have the ability to know where your bank account is, what it looks like, what your income is, and if you’re in financial difficulty. Imagine if they could cross-run an algorithm that says, let’s look for U.S.

April 12, 2022 AMERICAN THOUGHT LEADERS

“Imagine if the Chinese government had access to every Tom, Dick, and Harry in America … and they have the ability to know where your bank account is, what it looks like, what your income is, and if you’re in financial difficulty. Imagine if they could cross-run an algorithm that says, let’s look for U.S. government employees that have Tinder that are short on cash—and maybe they’re married—and we can corrupt them immediately.”

China’s new digital currency, the e-yuan, is the “single largest threat to the West in the last 50 years,” says Kyle Bass, founder and chief investment officer of Hayman Capital Management and a founding member of the Committee on the Present Danger: China.

But the rollout of the e-yuan has gone largely unnoticed, “overshadowed by the Russian invasion of the Ukraine,” Bass says.

In this episode, we discuss the dangers of the new e-yuan, the strengthening China-Russia alliance, and why Bass believes the Chinese regime is actually intentionally crashing its housing market.

 

Shanghai lockdowns have gone into ‘draconian mode’: Roger Robinson Jr.

Shanghai lockdowns have gone into ‘draconian mode’: Roger Robinson Jr.

Former Reagan National Security Council Senior Director Roger Robinson Jr. discusses the lockdowns in Shanghai and Chinese, Russian companies still on the U.S. indexes.

FOX BUSINESS | Apr. 13, 2022 – 7:47

Former Reagan National Security Council Senior Director Roger Robinson Jr. discusses the lockdowns in Shanghai and Chinese, Russian companies still on the U.S. indexes.

VIDEO: You’re Next

The Chinese Communist Party uses your money to fund environmental and human rights abuses. If you don’t stop the Communist party of China from using your money, you’re responsible and YOU’RE NEXT.