DISINFO: The Deep State won’t allow Biden to soften US policy towards China
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DISINFO: The Deep State won’t allow Biden to soften US policy towards China


US intelligence agencies announced that they had uncovered a Chinese intelligence operative who took part actively in the political life of the Democrats in California, a woman called Christine Fang who moved to San Francisco in 2011 and had intimate relationships with politicians, including several mayors and city counsellors, and who, when she realised she was under surveillance, unexpectedly left California and returned to China. It is curious that this story, which lasted for many years, was made public right now when there is a power transition in the US. The Biden Administration may softer the tough course that Trump maintained towards China, but as those leaks show, the Deep State won’t allow it.


While the story of Christine Fang is true, there is no evidence that its publication is the result of a leak from the US intelligence services for political reasons. The story was first reported by Axios on December 7, 2020, which claimed that it was the result of a one year investigation. Claims about global elites secretly ruling the world, and specifically a so-called ‘Deep State’ in the United States who rule above elected officials, are a well-established pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aiming to question the legitimacy of democracy and Western institutions.

See other examples of this disinformation narrative in our database, such as claims that the result of the US 2020 election doesn’t matter because the real ruler is the Deep State, which will kill any US president that confronts it and is moving the country towards war with Iran and Russia; that Hillary Clinton published the Deep State strategy for the world; or that Covid-19 vaccines will lead to full spectrum dominance.


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