The top federal prosecutor in Los Angeles told congressional investigators last week that China is “trying to influence our elections” when Golden State Gov. Gavin Newsom was touring the US foe and admiring its electric vehicle industry.
China Accused of Targeting People to Influence
The House Judiciary Committee transcribed US Attorney Martin Estrada’s Oct. 24 explanation for not meeting with Hunter Biden’s prospective charges investigators. “We have the largest district nationwide. Our fentanyl pandemic is one of the worst in the nation. We have more deaths than any other district. According to Estrada, they are on course to accomplish more than ever before this year. “We have a firearm-related violent crime epidemic. Since we’re the entrance to Asia, we have a National Security Section, unlike other offices. “The People’s Republic of China is trying to influence our elections and target our people. We have several notable cases. Our Public Corruption Section has indicted three City Council members and the Los Angeles County sheriff in recent years. High-profile cases are numerous; therefore, I don’t meet with attorneys for everyone.
Newsom, a prospective Democratic presidential candidate, visited Shenzhen that day and boasted the world’s first zero-emission bus fleet. The Greater Bay Area of China, a megaregion with millions of inhabitants, demonstrates what may be accomplished by fast converting to an all-electric bus and taxi fleet with the necessary infrastructure. The governor went on to say that they are delighted to have Guangdong [Province] as a partner in their tailpipe eradication efforts. Hunter Biden was not penalized in California or DC for not paying taxes on $2.2 million between 2014 and 2019.
Newson Pushes for Better Relations With China
Newsom’s team referred The Post to Anthony York, a gubernatorial adviser, about Estrada’s comments Wednesday. It was not one of the problems that the Biden administration wanted them to highlight, according to York. Newsom faced criticism from conservatives and liberals for the trip, but he insisted. I don’t want to go to war with China!” he told Fox 11 LA Monday. Newsom spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping for 45 minutes, avoiding human rights topics. I got to discuss our biggest problem! Newsom informed the broadcaster about climate change.
Wang Yi and Han Zheng met with Newsom. He called the Wang meeting the “appropriate venue” to “communicate a more nuanced and detailed explanation of our human rights policy.” A youngster was trucked by the 56-year-old governor while playing pickup basketball. Newsom’s office said the non-profit California State Protocol Foundation funded the trip. Later this month, Xi may meet President Biden in San Francisco for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting. Xi’s first US visit since 2017’s Mar-a-Lago visit.