According to a stunning new investigation, California Democratic Rep. Judy Chu was reportedly assigned to a top position inside an alleged Chinese Communist Party espionage front group in 2019.
According to the report, Chu was designated an honorary chairperson of the Forums for Peaceful Reunification of China, an organization that opposes Taiwan’s independence, in August 2019.
The United States-China Economic Security and Review Commission (USCC) formerly characterized the group as a “intelligence service” of the Chinese Communist Party.
The Forums for Peaceful Reunification of China is one of 33 anti-Taiwan independence organizations in the United States that are subchapters of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification (CCPPNR), which the USCC labeled in 2018 as “directly subordinate” to the United Front Work Department (UFWD).
The Forums for Peaceful Reunification of China named Chu their honorary chairperson on August 23, 2019 at a restaurant in Monterey Park at the 34th inauguration event of the organization’s executive committee.
Chu reportedly spoke out against Taiwan’s independence during the ceremony, wishing for China and Taiwan to join one family.
It remains unclear whether Chu is still serving in her former role as honorary chairperson or exactly what her status with the group is today. However the fact that she served in the role at all could serve as a damning indictment of her coziness with a notoriously totalitarian foreign government.
Chu has served as the representative of California’s 27th Congressional District since 2009 and has become an advocate for a variety of liberal causes in the House since that time.
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