Jeffrey Sachs, an economist who is being floated for a cabinet position in the Biden administration, has been a frequent guest on Chinese propaganda outlets, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
Sachs’ relationship with the Chinese government and Chinese business elite goes back to at least the early 2000s, the Washington Free Beacon reported. The Columbia University economist’s work includes contributing to articles in the Chinese-controlled outlets the Global Times and China Daily as well as appearing on the China Global Television Network (CGTN), a state-controlled media outlet. (RELATED: Chinese Communist Party Propagandist Says He Can’t Wait For Biden To Be President)
Sachs criticized the Trump administration’s sanctions on Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications giant that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has labeled as a national security threat. When President Donald Trump implemented sanctions after Beijing cracked down on Hong Kong, Sachs wrote in the Global Times in May that “Trump is trying to incite a new cold war against China” and called the president’s ideas “very crude and dangerous.” The economist has also said that tariffs against China were politically motivated and undermined free trade, the Free Beacon reported.
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