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New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has now been caught hosting a delegation from a think tank run by a top advisor for Communist China.

As The Washington Free Beacon reports:

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman last month hosted a delegation from a think tank helmed by a Chinese government adviser deeply enmeshed in Beijing’s propaganda operations.

Friedman met in July with Wang Huiyao, the president of the Center for China and Globalization, to discuss “megatrends and the transformation of globalization in the post-pandemic era.” Friedman also hosted the group at Planet Word, a Washington, D.C.-based language museum run by his wife, Ann.

Wang advises the Chinese government, is an official at two united front organizations, and helped develop China’s controversial “Thousand Talents” programwhich the FBI says Beijing uses to steal trade secrets from American companies and create national security risks for the U.S. government. The think tank has been linked to China’s united front system, which the Communist Party uses to influence “universities, think tanks, scholars, journalists,” and government officials, according to a Trump administration report.

Friedman, reportedly one of President Joe Biden’s favorite newspaper columnists, wrote in a Times column on Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D., Calif.) trip to Taiwan is “utterly reckless.” The columnist has repeatedly urged government officials to take a softer stance toward Beijing. Chinese state media last year touted Friedman’s remarks in an interview with Wang that America could not succeed without a “healthy relationship with China.” He conducted a glowing interview in 2019 with the head of the Chinese tech giant Huawei, in which he asked what “America loses” by blocking the company from building 5G infrastructure because of its links to Chinese intelligence.

Friedman had previously criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, claiming that now was not the time to poke ‘the bear.’


  1. All about the money, We are not a nation of communist,socialists, selling our country, for personal gain, as the bidens have done for years.America first for all our people not just a few like Kerry an the majority of democrats in power today. They serve China first, disguised as Americans but only for their own self interest and pockets.Midterm’s will start the change. 

  2. I lined my bird cage with a complimentary copy of the N.Y. Slimes so my birds could use it for it’s only value.

  3. A better name for the New York Slimes would be American Pravda. IMO it’s impossible to tell which one spits out the most amount of Communist propaganda.

  4. Why does anyone read or listen to anything that Friedman writes or speaks. He was caught years ago for his far left wing anti-American life. He has some deep problem that he blames on YOU – even if you never met him.

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