It’s no secret that Democratic Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly has a long history of business dealings with companies with strong ties to the Chinese Communist Party. But a new report details just how far back those relationships go.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, in 2003 “Kelly attended the annual Young Leaders Forum, a five-day junket co-hosted by the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs, which is ‘under the leadership of the Communist Party of China.’” Kelly was personally invited to the conference by the Chinese government, with all expenses to the exotic retreat paid for.
The prestigious conference provided Kelly the opportunity to associate with high-level CCP officials and rising stars in Chinese society. Some of the attendees at the event included “Cui Tiankai, now Chinese ambassador to the United States; Fang Xinghai, former director of the CCP’s top committee on the economy; and Zhou Mingwei, the party’s former top foreign propaganda honcho.”
Kelly went on to