Newsom Dinner Party Pal, Facebook VP, McCain Adviser Among Lobbyists For Firm Set To Be Blacklisted By Trump Over Chinese Military Ties

The Trump administration is set to add more Chinese Communist Party-linked companies to its defense blacklist. One of the entities counts a close friend and adviser to California Governor Gavin Newsom, a Facebook Vice President, and a former adviser to the late Senator John McCain amongst its lobbying team. According to a Reuters report, companies targeted by the Trump administration include China’s top chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC), China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC), China Construction Technology Co, and China International Engineering Consulting Corp. The U.S. has designated an additional 35 entities as having ties to China’s military. One