China’s Alibaba, one of the biggest e-commerce companies in the world, has been quietly sending millions in donations to Democrats and lobbying efforts to Congress, a report says.
Alibaba is a giant e-commerce company headquartered in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. It is supposedly operated as a private company, but the Chinese government has been said to use it for spying and collecting data on Chinese and foreigners alike.
According to Just the News, the company also spends big on Democrats in the USA.
Alibaba isn’t just processing stolen data for Beijing; it is also aggressively lobbying in the United States. Last year, representatives from Alibaba spent more than $2.5 million on U.S. lobbying efforts, according to a recent report by OpenSecrets, a research organization tracking money in politics.
“Since the 2014 midterm elections, Alibaba has generally skewed toward the Democratic Party,” according to a recent report by the Voice of America (VOA). During the 2020 election, notes VOA, the majority of recipients of Alibaba’s political donations, which totaled more than $1.2 million, were Democrats. Last year, the Democratic National Committee alone raked in over $135,000 in donations from individuals associated with the company.
The leading individual recipient of Alibaba campaign cash was a disaffected Republican, former Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, who lost her reelection bid last year in a landslide GOP primary defeat to conservative challenger Harriet Hagemen.
It’s just one more example of how our avowed enemy has infiltrated the U.S. to spread its influence far and wide.
China is the single most oppressive and dangerous star sponsor of terrorism worldwide — maybe even in human history.
Cross-Posted with iPatriot