Looks like President Donald Trump was right.
Chen Weihua, the bureau chief of China Daily EU, a Chinese state-run media outlet, appeared to confirm that the Chinese Communist Party wants Biden in the White House, the National Pulse reported.
Foreign election threats
U.S. intelligence reports have already warned about the “the ongoing and potential activity by China, Russia, and Iran” to influence the U.S. national election — Russia is pulling for Trump while China and Iran would prefer Joe Biden.
In an August press release on foreign threats to the November election, top counterintelligence official William Evanina said, “We assess that China prefers that President Trump – whom Beijing sees as unpredictable – does not win reelection. China has been expanding its influence efforts ahead of November 2020 to shape the policy environment in the United States, pressure political figures it views as opposed to China’s interests, and deflect and counter criticism of China.”
Russia “is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment,'” Evanina wrote.
Chinese media chief reacts
CNN recently did a panel discussion on this, which is not the big news.
The big news is how Weihua reacted: “Europe wants Biden too. Why omit that deliberately?” he tweeted in response to a video clip of the CNN discussion. The keyword in his response was “too,” which appears to confirm that China is backing Biden.
Europe wants Biden too. Why omit that deliberately?
— Chen Weihua （陈卫华） (@chenweihua) August 7, 2020
Considering the tensions between the two countries right now, we would think this would worry even Democrats, but that is not the case so far. Recently, House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) was asked about this, and she all but brushed it off as nothing to worry about… Watch:
“China would prefer Joe Biden.” – Nancy Pelosi pic.twitter.com/gI1RHmFNOu
— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) August 9, 2020
Chinese interference discovered on Facebook
While Pelosi appeared to argue that China simply held a “preference” for Biden, we now have reported evidence that China is actually attempting to interfere in the election. The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Chinese operations to influence the election had been discovered on Facebook and removed.
The activity was “both supportive and critical of the major political candidates in the U.S.” and appeared to be “focused on driving division,” according to Facebook, but was relatively limited in its U.S. reach. Meanwhile, Microsoft warned earlier this month that recent cyberattacks from operations based in Russia, China, and Iran have been targeting U.S. politicians and associates.