(FreedomBeacon.com)- According to reports, a new employee of President Joe Biden’s State Department tried to create strong relations between Americans and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Nina Hachigian is now filling the “Special Representative for Subnational Diplomacy” role at the State Department, a post that was recently established.
Hachigian previously worked with numerous organizations to build stronger links between the United States and China. Hachigian will establish the department’s ties with cities in the United States and internationally.
During her time as Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, Hachigian collaborated on fostering “exchange and cooperation” between the United States and China with the president of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, who was a CCP influence cutout. This took place while Hachigian was in office. She also worked for the liberal Center for American Progress, where she was a member of the U.S. delegation at a “high-level discussion” held by the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation, another organization funded by the CCP. This dialogue recommended an “exchange of military personnel” with China.
When there is friction between the United States and China, Hachigian has often urged American politicians to take China’s side. In 2007, she penned an editorial in which she urged Americans to “embrace China” although “China’s expansion may lead some Americans to lose their jobs or be paid less.”
A rebellion against the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 was another thing she tried to prevent. During the same year, she used the term “security partner” to characterize China.
Additionally, Hachigian worked for Yuan Peng, the director of the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, which the CIA identifies as an intelligence unit of the CCP.
In the summer of 2022, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a warning that the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Nations “exploits” sister cities in other countries to convince state and local authorities to embrace China.
According to a spokesperson for the State Department, the department has “full confidence” in Hachigian and that her “background will be integral in engaging local partners and fostering collaboration on many of the Department’s key priorities.”