China Connection

June 15, 1998

Allegations of a China connection during the 1996 President elections have been swirling around for over a year. But the recent disclosures by former Democratic Party fundraiser Johnny Chung have begun to firmly establish the connection. He testified that he received $300,000 from a People's Liberation Army lieutenant colonel and funneled $100,000 of it to the Democratic National Committee.

His testimony seems to corroborate the claim by Senator Fred Thompson that the Chinese government influenced the 1996 elections. Unfortunately Thompson could not substantiate his claims because so many witnesses either fled the country or took the Fifth Amendment.

Was the 1996 Presidential election bought by Chinese money? Was the China connection influential in this administration's foreign policy? These are questions that need to be answered. The Clinton administration has maintained all along that there was no quid pro quo when the administration made it easier for American civilian communication satellites to be launched by Chinese rockets. A new investigation will have to determine that.

Two U.S. aerospace firms are being investigated for illegal technology transfers to China after a Chinese rocket launch failed. A Pentagon panel concluded that the transfer harmed national security when the President overrode objections from the Justice Department and Pentagon to approve an additional satellite launch by one of the firms, Loral Space and Communications, whose chairman Bernard Schwartz was the largest personal contributor to the Democratic Party.

Congress needs to investigate. What's at stake is more than a just a stolen election. What's at stake is national security.

I'm Kerby Anderson of Probe Ministries, and that's my opinion.

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