President Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), William Burns, has a history of cooperation organizations linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
An in-depth study of Biden’s “weakness” on China from the Republican Study Committee (RSC) contains background information on Burns’ affiliations with prominent CCP members. According to the report, while Burns was president of the board of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, he welcomed Zhang Yichen to the board. Zhang is a Chinese businessman linked to two major CCP organizations, the Chinese People’s Political Consultive Conference and the Center for China Globalization.
Zhang’s firm, along with the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation, an organization connected to the CCP and responsible for “United Front” work in the U.S., gave Carnegie millions of dollars to help build the think tank’s Beijing-based Carnegie-Tsinghua center.