Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) met with an alleged Chinese Communist Party (CCP) operative and attended several events with the suspect, according to photographic evidence and news reports.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reported that Meng was present for multiple events since 2016 held by Chinese-American groups of which suspect Lu Jianwang was part. Pictures and Chinese language news sites confirm her presence on several occasions.
Lu was arrested by the FBI on April 17 and faces several charges for “opening and operating an illegal overseas police station” on behalf of the CCP on U.S. soil.
He is the former chairman of the nonprofit America Changle Association, and the organization’s Manhattan headquarters allegedly hosted the foreign police station.
Lu Jianwang, a Bronx resident the FBI is accusing of allegedly running a secret Chinese spy police station in NY, has appeared in pictures with Eric Adams and Chuck Schumer, and attended an apparent fundraiser for Grace Meng. pic.twitter.com/NjdOMAawuB
— Gabe Kaminsky (@gekaminsky) April 19, 2023
Lu, who also goes by Harry Lu, was there with the six-term congresswoman for several significant dates for America Changle.
For example, Meng was present for the organization’s ribbon-cutting ceremony at their Manhattan headquarters in 2016. That’s the same location where Lu allegedly ran the CCP police station that targeted American dissenters of Chinese descent.
A Chinese social media account featured pictures of Meng standing next to Lu Jianwang at the important event.
Meng went on to give a speech that day praising America Changle for their support of the Chinese community in New York City. Her speech was followed by an address from Chen Jinping, according to footage of the event viewed by the Daily Caller.
He was American Chengle’s “commander-in-chief” and was also arrested by the FBI on April 17.
The purported activities of the illegal police station include several insidious allegations of misconduct by foreign agents within the U.S. The FBI believes that Lu worked as a “co-conspirator” just last year to aid a Chinese official track down a California pro-democracy activist.
A human rights group based in Madrid, Safeguard Defenders, reported that there are at least 100 undercover Chinese police stations operating around the globe. And there are more working on U.S. soil to suppress dissent and punish CCP opponents.
Besides the New York operation and another in Los Angeles, the agency reported other “stations” in San Francisco and Houston as well as two more in Nebraska and Minnesota.
Their mission is simple — to spy on Chinese nationals who run afoul of the CCP.