While the U.S. military increasingly views China as its biggest — and growing — adversary, one member of Congress is continuing to push campaign funds to a Chinese foreign agent, according to filings.

According to her campaign records, the New York Democrat paid $442 to Sing Tao Newspapers on May 25.

“While a small expense, Ocasio-Cortez’s committee appears to be the only one to place advertisements in the paper during the second quarter. Her campaign previously sent $5,000 to the company for the same purpose,” Fox News reported.

Sing Tao U.S. operates as a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Sing Tao News Corporation Ltd. In August 2021, amid increasing tensions between Washington and Beijing, the Justice Department mandated the Chinese-owned entity to register as a Chinese foreign agent, the outlet reported.

Following the DOJ’s determination that Sing Tao U.S. engaged in foreign political activity, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign spent almost $1,500 on advertisements with the company before her most recent payment.

“Sing Tao’s United States operations include Chinese language publications in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. It also has a radio station in Burlingame, California,” Fox News reported. “The paper is considered pro-Beijing and receives over half its content from the Chinese company Star Production (Shenzhen) Limited, Axios previously reported.”

Sing Tao U.S. has claimed that it operates free from the Chinese Communist Party’s influence, the government in Beijing has one of the “world’s most restrictive media environments, relying on censorship to control information in the news, online and on social media,” the Council on Foreign Relations has noted, per Fox News.

Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and other members of Congress paid thousands of dollars in campaign cash to Sing Tao, according to previous reports.

“Reps. Kevin Mullin, D.-Calif., Grace Meng, D.-N.Y, and Nicole Malliotakis, R.-N.Y. joined Ocasio Cortez in pushing campaign cash to Sing Tao U.S., a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Sing Tao News Corporation Ltd, for advertising expenses during the midterm election cycle,” Fox News reported in February.

“Those campaigns, in other words, had sent their money to a Chinese-owned entity that the Department of Justice forced to register as a Chinese foreign agent in August 2021 as tensions rose between Washington and Beijing,” the report continued.


At times, the ChiCom government has limited or cut off media access to its people, monitored and shuttered publications, and arrested and jailed dissidents as part of its effort to control information.

Meanwhile, a top Air Force general issued a shocking ‘gut feeling’ warning to those in his chain of command last week warning them to get ready for a major conflict with China in two years. Gen. Mike Minihan, head of Air Mobility Command, said in a memo obtained by NBC News, “I hope I am wrong. My gut tells me will fight in 2025.”

The news outlet reported further: “Air Mobility Command has nearly 50,000 service members and nearly 500 planes and is responsible for transport and refueling. Minihan said in the memo that because both Taiwan and the U.S. will have presidential elections in 2024, the U.S. will be “distracted,” and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have an opportunity to move on Taiwan.”

In the memo, the AMC commander laid out his objectives for his personnel to make preparations, which include building “a fortified, ready, integrated, and agile Joint Force Maneuver Team ready to fight and win inside the first island chain.”

The signed memo was sent to all air wing commanders within the command and other operational commanders throughout the Air Force. It orders them to report to him all significant efforts to prepare for fighting China by Feb. 28.

During the next month, the memo directs all AMC personnel to “fire a clip into a 7-meter target with the full understanding that unrepentant lethality matters most,” adding, “Aim for the head.” In addition, he ordered all of his personnel to update medical and other records as well as emergency contacts.

In March, he ordered all personnel to “consider their personal affairs and whether a visit should be scheduled with their servicing base legal office to ensure they are legally ready and prepared.”

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