(FiveNation.com)- A revealing new report by The National Pulse shows how Wendy Sherman, President Joe Biden’s Deputy Secretary of State, is making money from lucrative shares in a Chinese Communist Party-run technology company named “Tencent.”
The report is based on financial disclosures filed by Sherman, showing how she purchased as much as $50,000 in shares of the Matthews Asia Dividend Form, which lists Tencent as one of its top positions. She made the purchase on May 7 of this year, and it came only a month after she was confirmed to her important role in the State Department.
Did she purposely wait to make the investment in the hope that she might avoid some criticism for it?
Another financial disclosure document shows how Sherman purchased additional shares in the same fund, up to a value of $15,000, on August 17. The purchase again seemed suspicious, taking place during the Afghanistan withdrawal crisis that attracted all of the media’s attention.
Former Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher Ford previously said that Tencent was involved in the research, production, and the repair of weapons and equipment used by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and that it has a long record of “cooperation and collaboration” with Chinese espionage operations.
So why, exactly, is an official in the federal government profiting from this company?
Tencent was also previously linked to the creation of new technology used to surveil and control the people of China, and the State Department said that the firm has “no meaningful ability to tell the Chinese Communist Party ‘no’” if it is ever asked to provide assistance in monitoring and surveilling the Chinese people on behalf of the government.
We have some questions for Wendy Sherman.