[Ed. – We have a whole class of people who see themselves as too smart to be indoctrinated by indoctrination programs. Yet they certainly behave as if indoctrinated.]
Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) filings reveal a 2015 letter wherein China’s Ambassador to the U.S. requests approval from the Obama administration for the U.S.-China Transpacific Foundation (UCTPF) to sponsor trips to China for congressional staff.
The letter to then-Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel noted the Chinese Communist Party would “fund all activities of this program”:
“The Government of the People’s Republic of China, as represented by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the U.S., is the sponsor of this program. It will fund all activities of this program and no private funds will be used. … The National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs will be the host organizations in China.”
Stengel ultimately approved the request, noting he was “pleased” to do so.
In contrast, the Trump administration terminated MECEA [U.S law; cultural exchange – Ed.] programs including the UCTPF exchange, dubbing them “propaganda tools.”