Longtime PR Consultant Paid Lavishly by China to Target Black Universities and Government Officials: First on Fox News

Washington, D.C. РA public relations consultant who has worked closely with the Congressional Black Caucus and currently serves as the dean of Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism has been paid over a million dollars to target Black universities and government officials on behalf of an organization with deep ties to the Communist Party of China (CCP). Julia Wilson, the consultant in question, has been acting as a foreign agent for the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), a group described by lawmakers as an operation designed to advance CCP objectives.

Wilson explained the operation during a presentation at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff in 2017. The presentation, titled “China Initiative,” outlined how her firm’s relationship with CUSEF began in 2009. She detailed a meeting with Tung Chee-hwa, the founding chairman of CUSEF and former vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, during which he expressed a desire to learn more about Black Americans and how they achieved political power.

Wilson further revealed that the initiative led to the creation of an African American Initiative focused on education, business, and civic affairs. As part of this initiative, HBCU students and Congressional Black Caucus members were offered scholarships to study in China.

Tung Chee-hwa, the Chinese official Wilson met with, has also been connected to Hunter Biden’s business partners. Wilson’s firm has received significant payments for its work on behalf of CUSEF, ranging from $11,000 to $15,000 per month.

Despite concerns about CUSEF and its ties to the CCP, some politicians and organizations have chosen to align themselves with the organization. Michael Sobolik, a senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, warned that supporting groups like CUSEF ultimately helps the CCP and harms America.

Wilson has facilitated meetings between Congressional Black Caucus members and CUSEF, including Representative Hank Johnson and CUSEF adviser Alan Wong. She has also met with other prominent Democrats over the years.

Furthermore, Wilson’s firm reached out to dozens of House and Senate offices on behalf of CUSEF, primarily members of the Congressional Black Caucus. She has also worked to facilitate virtual courses on Mandarin for HBCU students during the pandemic.

In total, Wilson’s firm has brought in over $1 million for its work with CUSEF. Both Wilson and CUSEF have not responded to requests for comment.

These revelations raise concerns about the influence of the CCP on American universities and government officials. The connections between Wilson, CUSEF, and the Congressional Black Caucus warrant further scrutiny and consideration of the potential implications for U.S.-China relations.

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