Dem Candidate On Payroll Of Chinese State-Funded School Tied To Communist Youth League


A 2020 Democratic congressional candidate was recently revealed to be on the payroll of two Chinese Communist Party-linked companies while running in the state of Iowa.

The financial disclosures of Rita Hart, who lost the race in Iowa’s 2nd District by just six votes to Mariannette Miller-Meeks, reveal she received $3,180 from Confucius International Education Group (CIEG) and $2,135 from Pangaea International Academy.

CIEG created a school in Iowa that took in Chinese foreign-exchange students after their one-year programs ended, so they could remain in the U.S. The financial ties also come on the heels of Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell having a relationship with a Chinese Intelligence Operative that studied at a California-based university.

The financial ties, unearthed by Accuracy in Media while conducting a Federal Election Commission complaint against Hart, effectively put Hart on the payroll of the Chinese Communist Party.

Both entities are funded by Far East Horizon, a Chinese state-run leasing company. One of its shareholders, the Sinochem Group, counts former Chinese government officials involved with China’s Communist Youth League among its leadership.


Natalie Winters

Natalie Winters is freelance reporter.

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