While Governor Greg Abbott has criticized the platform Gab as “anti-semitic,” he has openly collaborated with the genocidal Chinese Communist Party – even sending letters to “celebrate” the party’s 70th anniversary.
“Anti-semitic platforms like Gab have no place in Texas,” the Texas Governor proclaimed in a Twitter video announcing legislation to tackle the ideology.
Abbott, however, has met with and praised officials from the genocidal Chinese Communist Party.
In 2017, Governor Abbott met with Chinese Consul General in Houston Li Qiangmin, Madam Zeng Hongyan, Deputy Consul General Liu Hongmei, and Commercial Counselor Zhou Zhencheng.
The officials from the consulate, which was closed by the Trump administration over spying and intellectual property theft fears, “shared views on cooperation between China and Texas in the fields of energy, agriculture and medical care, and cooperation between Chinese cities and Austin on creativity.”
What’s more, Abbott sent written greetings to an “Embrace China” event, organized by the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese (AFROC).
The AFROC has been described as a “key” component of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front efforts, which, according to the U.S. government, aims to “co-opt and neutralize sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority of its ruling Chinese Communist Party” and “influence overseas Chinese communities, foreign governments, and other actors to take actions or adopt positions supportive of Beijing’s preferred policies.”
The Chinese Communist Party has described the AFROC as a “bridge and a bond for the party and government to connect with overseas Chinese compatriots.”
Governor Abbott “also sent written greetings to the art show that celebrates the 70th anniversary” of the Chinese Communist Party taking control of China.
Similarly, Governor Abbott sent a congratulatory letter to a U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit, which similarly counted participation from Consul General Li Qiangmin.
Minister Counselor Chen Futao of the Chinese Embassy in the United States and Vice Consul Wang Yu and Liu Hongmei of the Chinese Consulate in Houston were also in attendance.
A Chinese Communist Party press release notes the Consul General called for a closer relationship between the two countries:
At the opening ceremony, Consul General Li extended warm welcome and good wishes to the participants. He expressed that the U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit had been held for four years, which had facilitated many major cooperation and had become one of the most important, effective and influential platforms for U.S.-China innovation cooperation. He also said that cooperation between two countries is irresistible. The demand for innovation cooperation is still strong. Local cooperation, especially the cooperation between cities and states, has always been the cornerstone of U.S.-China cooperation. It is hoped that this summit will further promote bilateral cooperation to a new level. It is hoped that the innovative institutions of two countries will seize the opportunity to promote pragmatic cooperation and make new and greater contributions to consolidating the foundation of local and non-governmental cooperation between the two sides.