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.