Chinese donations pour into University of Pennsylvania after it establishes Biden Center: Report

After the University of Pennsylvania established a “Biden Center” in 2017 and bestowed a professorship on the former Vice President, donations from Communist China tripled.

The bombshell revelation is laid out in Peter Schweizer’s latest book, Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win.

According to a Monday review of the new release in Breitbart, Red-Handed details the Biden family’s extensive business relationship with Chinese Communist Party elites, who saw Biden’s election in 2020 as a golden opportunity to further develop their influence over American government agencies and institutions. Their celebration of Biden’s win at a Chinese conference in November 2020 was so jubilant, Schweizer claims, that Beijing pulled the video of the event off the internet just as it began to go viral.

Three years prior to his election, the University of Pennsylvania made him a professor and established the “Biden Center” to promote his vision of “global leadership” — a vision, notes Schweizer, that lacked any criticism for China, but viewed Russia as a great, looming threat to world peace.

For those who remember the Obama-Biden ticket taunting rival candidate Mitt Romney in 2012 for being stuck in the 1980s and obsessed with the notion that “our good friends in Moscow” were a Cold War boogeyman, the “vision” Biden professed was amusing, at best.

According to a July 2019 report in The Philadelphia Inquirer, the former VP collected $271,159 in 2017, plus $540,484 in 2018 and early 2019 from the University of Pennsylvania for “a vaguely defined role that involved no regular classes and around a dozen public appearances on campus, mostly in big, ticketed events.”

As, at the time, the average salary for a Penn professor was just over $217,000, many wonder what the university was getting for its more than $900,000.

But, as Breitbart points out, the Biden Center at the University of Pennsylvania was more than just an anti-Russia, pro-China, pro-globalist website. The Center hired people, including Antony Blinken, who went on to become Biden’s Secretary of State.

His work at the Center did little to prepare Blinken for dealing with the Chinese, however. Blinken was famously lectured by China, whose human rights policies are abysmal, about America’s “long history of killing blacks” during his first bilateral conference with them in March. China’s boldness should not have come as a surprise, for, as Red-Handed outlines, the financing of the Biden Center, while murky, shows a great deal of documented Chinese money began flowing to the University of Pennsylvania after it was opened.

“In the three years before the announcement, the university received around $15 million. In the three years after, the total was close to $40 million. The latter number is $60 million from China if you include contracts,” Schweizer writes.

Some of those donors were anonymous, but declared donors included the state-owned China Merchants Bank, and a company called Cathay Fortune, owned by Yu Yong, “a secretive Chinese billionaire who appears to have strong links with the Communist Party.”

Cathay Fortune is particularly noteworthy, as it has a controlling interest in China Molybdenum, a mineral producer with Chinese military contracts that partnered with Hunter Biden’s investment fund to invest in an African copper mine.

As Red-Handed explains in meticulous detail, the Chinese regime and CCP billionaires have spent large sums of money to develop their influence over higher education in America.

So far, at the very least, the return on those investments appears to be a Biden administration, staffed with China-friendly people, that the communist regime is not afraid to lecture or lean on, at will.

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