AOC’s China Connection Exposed

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Campaign funds from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s team have been consistently channelled to a Chinese foreign agent, according to documents analyzed by Fox News Digital.

The campaign of the New York-based Democrat disbursed $442 to Sing Tao Newspapers on May 25, in exchange for print advertising space, as indicated in her campaign’s financial records.

The monetary transaction may be minor, yet Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign seems to be the only one that utilized this paper for advertisement in the second quarter. Previously, the campaign had given $5,000 to the same entity for a similar purpose.

Sing Tao U.S., a subsidiary of Sing Tao News Corporation Ltd. based in Hong Kong, was mandated by the Justice Department to register as a Chinese foreign agent in August 2021 amidst escalating U.S.-China relations.

Once the DOJ established that Sing Tao U.S. was engaged in foreign political activities, the Ocasio-Cortez campaign had already expended nearly $1,500 on ad placement with the firm prior to her latest payment.

Sing Tao’s operations within the U.S. consist of Chinese language print media in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, along with a radio station in Burlingame, California.

The publication is widely perceived as pro-Beijing and gets more than half of its content from the Chinese firm Star Production (Shenzhen) Limited, as stated by Axios.

Although Sing Tao U.S. claims independence from the Chinese Communist Party’s influence, the Chinese administration is known to maintain one of the “world’s most restrictive media landscapes, using censorship as a tool to manage news, online content and social media”, according to the Council on Foreign Relations.

In their efforts to control the media, the Chinese authorities have denied their citizens access to media, overseen and quelled publications, and imprisoned journalists with dissenting views.