China is conducting a massive foreign influence operation in the U.S. and "will use any means possible" to destroy the United States from within, according to Far East expert Gordon Chang.
"China will use any means possible to corrupt Americans, infiltrate them, influence them, and work to overthrow the U.S. government," Chang told Sunday's "The Cats Roundtable" on WABC 770 AM-N.Y. "We're at grave risk right now.
"China means to overthrow our government," Chang added to host John Catsimatidis. "This is an existential struggle."
The Joe Biden administration is already compromised with outsized influence, Chang noted.
"They are looking forward to the return of America's elites to the White House and influence in Washington," he continued. "What we are witnessing is China's comprehensive attack on America.
"They just believe that America is in terminal decline. That China can do whatever it wants. And this is extremely dangerous."
Intelligence exposing Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and his relations with Chinese spy Christine Fang is only a symptom of a larger infection of American culture, society, and politics, Chang added.
"We know that she had substantial contact, not only with Swalwell, but with many other American political figures," he told Catsimatidis. "The important thing here, John, is not that Fang had first contact with Swalwell when he was sitting on the House Intelligence Committee, which would of course be important to Beijing.
"They contacted him when he was a council member in Dublin City, California. They were grooming him. They are grooming a lot of Americans right now in the hopes that they become more influential."
Even Republicans are compromised, specifically those closely involved with electing Biden in a key battleground state, Chang noted.
"Brian Kemp, the Republican governor of Georgia, boasts about Georgia's ties with China," Chang said. "There's this picture, which I find particularly disturbing, of Kemp posing with China's consul general from Houston before the consulate was closed.
"Remember the House consulate was closed because of spying. I think it was closed because it was involved in inciting Americans to violence during this year."
China's promotion of riots and protests in an election year is not a coincidence, Chang said.
"We suspect that China was coordinating protest on the streets of Washington," he continued. "Those violent ones at the end of May, the beginning of June. The burning of St. John’s Church.
"They were obviously coordinated, and they were actually heard boasting about how they were working with Chinese agents. There's also some indication that there were similar Chinese activities in Los Angeles and other southern California protests. These need to be investigated."
American law enforcement has tried to stay ahead of China's operations, but there is just too much to root out now, Chang lamented.
"China is overwhelming the FBI and American law-enforcement, the CIA, and we just can't keep up, because there are so many different ways that China can use money or the prospect of money to influence Americans," he said.
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