It is well known that China has long engaged in a spying campaign against the United States. Tactics used by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) include cyber espionage, stealing intellectual property and infiltrating research laboratories. (Related: INDOCTRINATED: Chinese firms with ties to the CCP are purchasing American private schools with strong military training programs.)
According to New Zealand author and political activist Trevor Loudon and conservative political commentator Dr. Steven Hotze, these are just parts of a larger plan.
During an episode of Hotze's Brighteon.TV program, "The Dr. Hotze Report," Loudon and Hotze noted that the CCP's infiltration activities of American society have been going on for at least the past 30 to 40 years.
"[Loudon] has been warning that the communists are infiltrating our government, our corporations, our media, our schools, and they're bringing Marxist philosophy," said Hotze. "They're teaching critical race theory, which is just Marx's theory, and pushing that in grade schools for little kids, they're pushing transgenderism and homosexuality – all these things, the communists know, could simply destroy the moral fabric of the United States."
According to a report on Chinese political infiltration attempts, Michael Cunningham, a research fellow in the Asian Studies Center of The Heritage Foundation, noted that CCP operations to undermine American state and local politics "far surpass those of any previous geopolitical rival, including Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union."
"Beijing's aim is to use unprepared state and local governments as the weak links through which to infiltrate the U.S. political system," added Cunningham. "State legislatures must meet this threat by formulating reasonable, constitutional laws to confront China's influence in areas under their jurisdiction."
Within the private sector, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has previously stated that the CCP is quietly working to gain more and more access to the trade secrets of American and multinational corporations. The communists are doing this through "academic espionage," relying on scholars and researchers who act as spies.
The scale of this effort is enormous, thanks to the massive size of American higher education institutions and to the CCP correctly identifying universities as vulnerable entry points to gaining access to sensitive data. This makes U.S. national security interests extremely vulnerable because many universities conduct an immense amount of sensitive and even highly classified research in partnership with the government.
This combination of infiltration of academia and the private sector also has the added effect of influencing American society.
"We've got an internal revolution going on through the Deep State. The Deep State now encompasses Wall Street and Hollywood, because so many American businessmen have been co-opted, so many American financial kings have been co-opted," said Loudon. "So, the Chinese are infiltrating our … education, our military, our academia, Hollywood, our governments, pretty much most of the areas of American life."
It should also be noted that Chinese attempts to infiltrate the U.S. don't just come from spies sneaking into institutions or the CCP bribing weak links in government agencies. Infiltration attempts also include attempts of illegal Chinese immigrants to enter the United States.
According to federal law enforcement data, in January 2022, federal agents captured 1,064 illegal Chinese immigrants at the southern border. This represents a 1,230 percent year-over-year increase.
And since the fiscal year began in October 2022, Border Patrol agents have already captured 2,926 Chinese citizens attempting to cross the southern border compared to just 309 caught during the same four-month period in the previous fiscal year.
Loudon further warned that the combination of the infiltration and the invasion through America's borders are attempts to weaken the U.S. in preparation for a military attack.
Watch this Feb. 20 episode of "The Dr. Hotze Report" as Dr. Steven Hotze interviews Trevor Loudon regarding how the CCP has infiltrated American media and government agencies.
"The Dr. Hotze Report" with Dr. Steven Hotze airs every Monday and Saturday at 5-6 p.m. on Brighteon.TV.