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Leaked official data showed that China Communist party members work in consulates and offices in Western countries for more than ten years. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) reportedly utilized a recruitment agency to fill staff openings in British, Australian, and U.S. consulates in Shanghai. The leak uncovered a register of almost 2 million members of the CCP residing and working all throughout the world, with some holding senior, sensitive, or advisory positions in major firms. The data leak includes names, party positions, date of birth, identification number, ethnicity, and even contact information.

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Sky News Australia’s Sharri Markson reported that some of the CCP members have worked in at least 10 consulates in Shanghai. Some of them have worked for up to sixteen years. This does not automatically mean the employees are outright spies. But, intelligence officials flagged the revelation as a breach of protocol and a national security risk.

Major Companies

Among the major companies listed as employing CCP members are major corporations. These include members who worked for vehicle manufacturers Airbus, Boeing, Rolls Royce, and Volkswagen. They also include 123 members working in big pharma corporations Pfizer and AstraZeneca. 600 members also worked for financial firms Standard Chartered ANZ and HSBC. Markson reported that the leak also revealed details on 79,000 communist party branches, many of them inside companies.

The CCP members in these branches are “answerable directly to the Communist Party” and President Xi himself. “It is also going to embarrass some global companies who appear to have no plan in place to protect their intellectual property from theft, from economic espionage,” Markson said.

Australia and UK Breach

The list includes a party member employed as a senior executive assistant who worked for Australia’s Shanghai mission. The unnamed assistant previously helped organize parliamentary delegations. The country’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade uses a Shanghai-based agency, the Shanghai Foreign Agency Service Department, to provide local staffing for the past five years. In September, the agency advertised for an officer position on its website for the Australian consulate-general officer in Shanghai. Other CCP members are part of Australia’s academic, political, and business communities. A former Labor Party adviser also made it to the list but denied he is a member.

In the UK, the list includes a senior official stationed at the British Consulate in Shanghai. The consulate is also home to UK intelligence officers. The British Foreign Office insisted that it has ‘robust procedures in place to keep information secure and to vet staff at our overseas posts’. It is understood they are aware that they employ party members. However, a senior official said the leak raised security questions. The official said that ‘In that station [the official] will be sat one floor away from the MI6 team and could have identified intelligence officers.’ 

On Sunday, former Tory Party leader Iain Duncan Smith called for the UK government to “expel and remove any members of the Communist Party from our Consuls throughout China. They can either serve the UK or the Chinese Communist Party. They cannot do both.’

Leak History

The database containing the 1.95 million members of the CCP in Shanghai originally leaked on Telegram last September. The list, made in 2016,  Dating from 2016, the list comprises CCP members in the Shanghai area. A Chinese dissident passed it on to the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance in China (IPAC). The IPAC is a group with over 150 legislators concerned over by Chinese government influence and activities.

The entire CCP has 92 million members. The competition to join the exclusive club remains cutthroat, with 1 in 10 applicants accepted. IPAC authenticated the list then passed the material to four media organizations, including the Australian and the Daily Mail.

American Exposure

While the data has yet to reveal details on American exposure, it comes at the heels of another spy story. An Axios report named Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell of California. A suspected Chinese intelligence operative reportedly developed a network of local and national politicians between 2011 to 2015. The woman, Christine Fang, returned to China in 2015 as soon as an FBI investigation started.

Swalwell is among the politicians linked to Fang, who Axios reportedly had sexual and romantic relationships with two unnamed Midwestern mayors, including one in Ohio. He did not reply when asked if he also had a relationship with Fang. But the California congressman did say that Fang “helped place at least one intern” in his office.

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A CCP membership does not automatically mean a spy job. But, it does raise concerns about employee loyalty. Who will come first during a conflict of interest, the job, or the party? Should Western employers hire workers listed as a China Communist Party member? Let us know what you think by sharing your comments below.

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  • Naomi says:

    If you are NOT an American you cannot work there ,tell Sen. Lee that open the door for China and Indie he need to resign ,

  • Carol Christopherson says:

    No! Chins should go back to China! Americans need to wake up or we will be under their rule!

  • Can't. Don't want to be canceled. says:

    This is the United States of America. The avowed leaders of the free world. We fought two wars to contain the spread of Communism in the world, Korea and Vietnam. To allow avowed members of the Chinese Communist Party, a group responsible for the murder of millions of Chinese and the enslavement of millions of Muslims, to work in this country would be tantamount to hiring known Nazi party members and would be social suicide. They have bought their way into our businesses and infiltrated our politics and have clearly stated that they wish to supplant the US as world leader. Let them stay working in their consulate, but American businesses should not hire them. We’ve already given them the rope to hang us with. Let’s not supply the tree as well.

  • Margo Wendt says:

    We should allow Communists IF we want to become a Communist country👎🤯. We’ve allowed Muslims to turn neighborhoods into Shariah Law fortresses. We’ve allowed violent protesters to harm ordinary citizens, buisneses & law enforcement personnel. We’ve allowed communities to defund police. We’ve allowed Big Pharma and the CDC to dictate our medical decisions. We’ve allowed the educational system to change history. We’ve allowed God to be taken out of the schools & public institutions. We’ve allowed children to grow up without morals or respect for anything. We’ve allowed convicted criminals to be better off than our veterans and elderly poor who WORKED. We’ve allowed lazy, entitled, greedy people to steal what others have worked their whole lives for. I could go on but what the heck, we might as well allow the Communists to take over. We’ve allowed ourselves to be led down a fast slide into hell already. Why not go all the way & jump into the party pool? 😳🤯😤👎

  • Ron Atherholt says:

    WE are too trusting of our systems for hiring. We need to look inward and ask how did this situation happen? There needs to be a better way to vet people in addition to hiring on a probationary basis. The spies that have been identified need to be questioned and dismissed and deported if they are from a different country. The others should be arrested and charged with obtaining and giving information illegally.

  • Ed says:

    The democrat Party Has become a Domestic Terrorist Group

  • JM says:

    Under the stressful times of AMERICA today, they should ALL be arrested and charged with SPYING and should face the same fate as the “ROSENBERGS” during WWII and all those who followed.
    Our Nation MUST remain SECURE.


    The way America is doing things, it won’t be long before we see Communism in America. Guesstimate about 15-20 years. Perhaps less

  • Dan Ferguson says:

    well said Margo, the Commies are getting away with everything that others can’t

  • Dan Ferguson says:

    well said Margo, the Commies are getting away with everything that others can’t and that should be changed sooner then later

  • David says:

    You have a handful of traitors selling the American people out, for money….. Won’t these ignorant democrats and greedy politicians do the right thing. They think they are safe…..they are only a tool. China doesn’t give a shit about you and if they have their way, they’ll take away what they’ve given to theses traitors.
    I’m so sick of this bullshit….and Biden is a pussy to fight against anything. The democrats didn’t even want Biden, something will happen and puppet joe will be replaced by even more evil and weakness, if that’s possible

  • Shar says:

    We are in perilous Times and shouldn’t give in to those who are against USA. They are infilterating to gain control

  • Daniel Wolf says:

    Post WW II, America did hire Nazis. Thousands of them worked as spies during the Cold War with Russia. Look at the sad shape of our intelligence agencies now…

  • Charles says:

    Would anyone think it wise to hire a fox to guard the henhouse or to hire Typhoid Mary to be the main chef at your local restaurant? CCP members should be kept out of this country and well away from any position in which they can gather information, no matter how. I also believe all Chinese nationals should be restricted in this country and kept out of all educational institutions and corporations.

  • Vance Witham Jr says:

    I am not sure we do not have any CCP in our Congress at this time. We have “Bernie The Socialist” and his “Squad”. Plus when V.P. Biden and Kamala get done we will also be an upstart Communist Counrtry. The True America better stand up for this Great Country.

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