(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) President Joe Biden brought on Dominic Ng, CEO of East West Bank and suspected member of the Chinese Communist Party, to be representative of the interests of the United States’ business interests in Asia.
Biden appointed Ng to a one-year position on the Business Advisory Council of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in April of 2022, after Biden received a $100,000 donation to the Biden Victory Fund and a $35,500 donation went to the Democratic National Committee.
According to the Daily Caller, Ng’s donations and his current position both coincide with his participation in two agencies that are suspected Chinese government intelligence groups.
“President Biden ignored Dominic Ng’s extensive ties to the CCP and Chinese intelligence groups, happily took his campaign donations, and in return appointed a possible Chinese spy to a senior government position,” Texas Republican Rep. Lance Gooden said.
Ng is still a member in one of the groups, known as the China Overseas Friendship Association, and served as executive director at the China Overseas Exchange Association for five years.
Both groups operate under the umbrella of the United Front Work Department, an agency run by the CCP known to run influence and intelligence operations.
“A person who holds a position in COFA or COEA, including provincial branches, and works in any U.S. government agency should not be allowed access to any sensitive information, and, in fact, will have divided loyalties at best,” Clive Hamilton, author and China expert, said.
In his new, presidentially-appointed position, Ng will have a big part in trade relations between America and Asia.
Ng also serves on boards for Mattel, Inc., the University of Southern California and the Academy of Motion Pictures. He is also part of the Council on Foreign Relations and was a board member for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles.