Yes, there were Chinese balloons that flew over the United States and other American countries. Yes, Joe Biden did take his time with it as his handlers worked out a way for him to use it against Trump. There are reasons. It is not a small thing that a Chinese spy plane navigates through U.S. airspace without the tacit permission of the Biden administration. China’s balloons are obvious shots at the heart of what is left of the free world. However, it is crucial to be on the lookout for torpedos.
The whole gas stove debate is one example of such a torpedo. The Washington Free Beacon reports that Climate Imperative, a non-profit organization with a large budget, has its sights set on eliminating gas-burning stoves. Laurene Powell Jobs and John Doerr are the two billionaires who have contributed to its budget. It is a non-profit organization and has a board or what it calls an “advisory board.” Wang Yi is one of those board members. Yi is also a professor at The Chinese Academy of Sciences. Yi has a long list of academic credentials. However, it is not well known that he is also a member of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (or the Chinese government). The Beacon reports the committee works to further the goals of Communist Party members when the legislature is not in session. Through the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), Wang advises the Chinese government on matters related to climate change. This group is approved by the CCP. This group advises the government on climate change and development.
Climate Imperative has contributed to the Building Decarbonization Coalition with Li as a member of its council. This coalition works to transform buildings from gas to electric. The Beacon reports that Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Institute worked with China’s National Development and Reform Commission in order to move away from oil and natural gas to electricity. A study by the Rocky Mountain Institute alleged a link between childhood asthma and gas stoves.
Vivek Ramaswamy, as we reported last year has highlighted how China has used ESG to destabilize the United States. This includes using racism to accelerate energy development and leveraging racism. China uses its economic power and avoids restrictions on U.S. companies
BlackRock was the first foreign owner to own a Chinese subsidiary company for asset management. After BlackRock lobbied for different standards for Chinese companies wanting to list in the U.S., this was achieved. BlackRock still applies strict ESG standards to U.S. oil companies like Exxon and Chevron. However, the company is also a major shareholder of PetroChina. PetroChina is purchasing the same projects that BlackRock forced American companies to abandon.
China is naturally interested in finding ways to undermine the U.S. economy. If it can do this with our cooperation, then so be it. Yes, it is important to watch the skies for spy balloons from China. While we are looking up, it is important to also keep an eye on the waterline.