Bennie Thompson, Biden, Bill Clinton, CCP, China, Chinese Communist Party, Chinese President Xi, Chinese spies, corruption, DHS, EB 5, Greentech Automotive, Greentech car scandal, Gulf Coast Funds Management, Hillary, Hillary Clinton, immigration, invasion, Mayorkas, McAuliffe scandal, Mississippi, Open borders, Terry McAuliffe, Tony Rodham, Tunica, US southern border, USCIS, VCS Mining
Former Virginia Governor and current candidate for Governor, Terry McAuliffe was involved with Hillary’s brother, Tony Rodham, in a project that scammed a bunch of Chinese investors out of 120 million dollars. This may have included members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). If the project had succeeded it may have given green cards to a bunch of members of the CCP. A few days before the judge ruled against the Chinese, Tony Rodham allegedly died of unknown causes, though he could have gone into hiding. Thus, it’s not too far-fetched to believe that McAuliffe and Mayorkas could be fearful for their lives, if they fail to obey Chinese President Xi and/or those who were fleeced.
As Biden’s DHS Secretary, Mayorkas is responsible for an open southern border that has allowed in millions of unknown individuals since he took over. While 1.66 million have been encountered since he took over, unknown numbers have not been encountered or caught. In the Big Bend sector the got-aways have been estimated at 80-90%. So, one can estimate that Biden-Mayorkas have already let between 3 and 16 million unknown people into the United States, from all over the world.
“Alejandro Mayorkas has flouted immigration law, embroiled himself in scandals, intimidated whistleblowers, abused power on behalf of powerful Democrats, and engineered unconstitutional executive amnesty programs to skirt the will of Congress. The law and public safety will always come second to his own political agenda. He is uniquely unqualified for the Department of Homeland Security.” https://www.cotton.senate.gov/news/press-releases/cotton-statement-on-alejandro-mayorkas-confirmation-vote
Mayorkas was allowed into the United States and, like too many immigrants and children of immigrants, appears to think that this gives him the right to invite the entire world to our country. It’s worse than being invited to a party and bringing along everyone you know. Does he take bribes too? One must wonder.
One must also wonder if the Chinese have threatened Mayorkas, if he doesn’t allow this nonstop migration-invasion, since Tony Rodham is dead or in hiding.
The OIG “report of the investigation on the allegations made against Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas” (see more further below) includes GreenTech Automotive. Hillary’s brother was President and CEO of Gulf Coast Funds Management and in this capacity managed the EB-5 investments for GreenTech.
Chinese citizens sued over this start-up. There were 27 of them, who invested half a million dollars each! Based on their claims, they seem to have trusted Anthony Rodham, Hillary Clinton’s brother, and to have been defrauded as a result. The judge appears to have dismissed their claims on the grounds that they failed to do due diligence. Anthony Rodham allegedly died around a month after the case was argued and less than a week before this ruling was announced. The cause of death is unknown. One can but wonder if they knew they were going to lose and got their vengeance, or they had threatened him and he died from fear. Or, perhaps he went into hiding?
Mayorkas “led the DHS’s negotiations with Israel and China on cybersecurity…“ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alejandro_Mayorkas
The initial complaint Case 1:17-cv-01459-CMH-IDD Document 1-2 Filed 12/22/17 says: “This action seek to remedy a $120 million scam perpetuated by savvy and politically connected operatives and businessmen including now-Governor Terry McAuliffe, Anthony Rodham, brother of Hillary Clinton, and Charles Wang, a former securities lawyer at a leading American law firm, against dozens of Chinese immigrants seeking the American Dream. These Defendants – through a labyrinth of corporate fronts – exploited the Plaintiffs’ desire to become permanent residents in our nation by, in sum or substance, making the following offer: invest $500,000 in our electric car company and we will leverage our political connections to ensure your immigration papers will get to the top of the pile, and then be approved. Better yet, according to Defendants, the investors would quickly recover their capital investments in full. Defendants knew the company would be particularly attractive to Chinese investors because of its ties to the U.S. government. Defendants milked these connections in marketing materials… https://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2018/09/McAuliffe-complaint.pdf
In the final ruling the judge stated: “Twenty-seven Chinese investors appeal from the dismissal of their claims against Terry McAuliffe and Anthony Rodham stemming from failed investments in an electric vehicle startup… Plaintiffs-Appellants are a group of twenty-seven Chinese citizens who invested $500,000 each in a partnership that loaned their money to GreenTech Automotive… GreenTech sought to raise some funds from foreign investors who might qualify under the Employment-Based Immigration Fifth Preference, or EB-5, Program. See 8 U.S.C. § 1153(b)(5). This program offered a path to permanent residency for foreign investors whose investments in American projects created or preserved at least ten jobs for American workers. While the program ordinarily required a $1 million investment, investments of $500,000 in certain rural areas or areas with high unemployment may also qualify under the EB-5 program…. Not every failed investment can lead to a meritorious fraud lawsuit. The element of justifiable reliance encourages a modicum of personal responsibility for investment decisions and helps to distinguish those who were wrongly misled from those making post hoc attempts to recoup market losses. Because the amended complaint failed to adequately allege justifiable reliance, the district court’s decision to dismiss it is AFFIRMED”. https://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions/182194.P.pdf
Greentech violated Mississippi State law when it bought land for the factory in 2011. See: “McAuliffe’s GreenTech company bypassed state law in acquiring land, failed to produce a single car”, 07/31/2013 http://web.archive.org/web/20130801114041/https://dailycaller.com/2013/07/31/mcauliffes-greentech-company-bypassed-state-law-in-acquiring-land-failed-to-produce-a-single-car/
Greentech appears to have swindled the State of Mississippi out of over $6 million.
“Media Ignores Virginia Gov. McAuliffe’s Role in Green Car Scandal that Fleeced Taxpayers out of Millions” https://www.judicialwatch.org/corruption-chronicles/media-ignores-virginia-gov-mcauliffes-role-green-car-scandal-fleeced-taxpayers-millions/
Congressman Bennie Thompson defended Mayorkas by saying “Deputy Secretary Mayorkas’ hands-on and reform-minded leadership style may have been misinterpreted…” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/report-mcauliffe-asked-for-and-got-favors-at-homeland-security/2015/03/24/00f62514-d24e-11e4-a62f-ee745911a4ff_story.html
“Emails unearthed in late 2013 show Terry’s team had been in contact with Thompson’s office in order to “move the approvals along.” Thompson always met the GreenTech team in Washington and Mississippi. Not only is Thompson’s district where GreenTech’s based (Tunica County), he’s also the highest ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee and would presumably have the most weight in the House when it came to getting the attention of top Obama-appointees in DHS.” See”Another Hearing Implicates Top Democrats In EB-5 Visa Corruption” 1:20 PM 03/30/2015 https://archive.vn/P6tLe
From the Office of Inspector General “report of the investigation on the allegations made against Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas”
“Introduction and Summary
We undertook this investigation after receiving allegations from career U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees that Alejandro Mayorkas, then-Director of USCIS and current Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was exerting improper influence in the normal processing and adjudication of applications and petitions in a program administered by USCIS.
Specifically, we were told that Mr. Mayorkas was in contact, outside the normal adjudication process, with specific applicants and other stakeholders in the Employment-Based Fifth Preference (EB-5) program, which gives residency preference to aliens who agree to invest in the U.S. economy to create jobs for U.S. citizens. We were also told he was exerting influence to give these individuals preference and access not available to others.
The scope of our investigation was to determine whether Mr. Mayorkas engaged in conduct that would lead a reasonable person to believe that specific individuals or groups were given special access or consideration in the EB-5 program…
Employee Whistleblower Complaints and Other Sources of Information
We started this inquiry as a result of a whistleblower complaint in September, 2012. During the course of our work, we identified a significant number of DHS employees—more than 15 —with varying levels of responsibility and authority, including some very senior managers at USCIS and USCIS’ Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), who each had direct contact with Mr. Mayorkas and were in a position to witness the events. Each conveyed the same factual scenario: certain applicants and stakeholders received preferential access to DHS leadership and preferential treatment in either the handling of their application or petition or regarding the merits of the application or petition. Other employees with whom we spoke did not have direct contact with Mr. Mayorkas, but witnessed significant deviations from the normal process for certain applicants. Many witnesses provided emails, written contemporaneously with the events, to support their allegations of special access and treatment.
The number and variety of witnesses is highly unusual. It is also quite unusual that a significant percentage of the witnesses we interviewed would talk to us only after being assured that their identities would remain confidential.1 Being a whistleblower is seen to be hazardous in the Federal Government, and a typical investigation would have one or perhaps two.
That so many individuals were willing to step forward and tell us what happened is evidence of deep resentment about Mr. Mayorkas’ actions related to the EB-5 program. These employees worked in both USCIS headquarters and the California Service Center.
Headquarters staff worked in Service Center Operations (the unit that supervised the California Service Center), the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), the EB-5 program office, in USCIS leadership offices, and in OCC. The employees include current and retired career and non-career members of the Senior Executive Service, attorneys, all levels of supervisors, immigration officers, and those involved in fraud detection and national security.
Their allegations were unequivocal: Mr. Mayorkas gave special access and treatment to certain individuals and parties. They told us he created special processes and revised existing policies in the EB-5 program to accommodate specific parties. According to the employees, but for Mr. Mayorkas’ actions, the career staff would have decided these matters differently. Employees felt uncomfortable and pressured to comply with managers’ instructions that appeared to have come from Mr. Mayorkas or those working directly for him.
Again, these comments were not from one or even a couple of disgruntled employees with axes to grind; rather, these were individuals throughout the ranks of USCIS, in different locations, engaged in different functions, with different experience levels…
the complaints we heard were not simply policy-based disagreement over the direction Mr. Mayorkas was taking USCIS. Rather, they centered on his actions that appeared to give special access and special consideration to a small group of applicants and stakeholders.
During the course of our investigation, we conducted approximately 50 interviews, including taking sworn statements, collected more than one million official emails and related files (including the email files of Mr. Mayorkas and other senior Department leaders), and analyzed more than 40,000 telephone call records.2 We made several attempts to interview key external EB-5 stakeholders, many of whom declined to speak with us. Upon completion of our witness interviews and document review, we interviewed Mr. Mayorkas to obtain his perspective on what we had found. After the interview, Mr. Mayorkas provided a 32-page written statement and supporting exhibits. Mr. Mayorkas’ written response is appended to this report. During our interview with Mr. Mayorkas, we learned of additional material he had left behind at USCIS headquarters; we also reviewed this material. We did all of this to gain a clearer and more accurate view of the events and circumstances central to this investigation.3
Appearance of Favoritism and Special Access
We found that employees’ belief that Mr. Mayorkas favored certain politically powerful EB-5 stakeholders was reasonable. In our view, Mr. Mayorkas created this perception:
Mr. Mayorkas was in contact, outside of the normal adjudication process, either directly or through senior DHS leadership, with a number of applicants and other stakeholders having business before USCIS. This method of communication violated established USCIS policy for handling inquiries into the program. We do not have direct evidence of what Mr. Mayorkas and these applicants and stakeholders discussed; some emails suggest that the conversations were quite substantive. In Mr. Mayorkas’ testimony for his confirmation as Deputy Secretary, and in his interview with us, he stated that he simply received information from a variety of stakeholders and then acted on it to improve the program. With few exceptions, the other parties to the conversations declined to speak with us.
• USCIS staff knew that Mr. Mayorkas was communicating with applicants and other stakeholders outside established USCIS policy; they also understood that these applicants were prominent or politically connected.
• After this communication, staff witnessed Mr. Mayorkas inserting himself in unprecedented ways into an adjudicative process governed by statute, regulation, and USCIS policy. As a result of his deviation from the normal process, applicants and stakeholders with whom he had just been in contact received a specific benefit.
Many employees concluded, not unreasonably, that the pressure exerted on them was because the individuals involved were politically connected. As one employee told us:
In January 2013 we received expedite requests for both Gulf Coast Funds and Las Vegas Regional Centers. Both of these requests made their way to Director Mayorkas and a whole slew of top USCIS people were involved in making these expedites happen. What is concerning is that we are very inconsistent as just a few weeks later, in early February 2013, we received expedite requests from two additional Regional Centers, Grand Canyon and Florida Equity and Growth Fund. Upon receipt of these requests, [senior-level USCIS management] forwards the request to the California Service Center and simply asks the CSC to handle as they deem appropriate. Why was there no commentary on the validity of their request as was the case with Las Vegas? Why did these not make their way to Director Mayorkas? Why were we not as concerned with these requests as we were with Gulf Coast Funds and Las Vegas Regional Centers?
Extraordinary Focus on a Handful of Matters
Mr. Mayorkas’ focus on a few applicants and stakeholders was particularly troubling to employees, given the massive scope of his responsibilities as Director of USCIS. The EB-5 program has hundreds of existing regional centers and, in the three years in question, received more than 700 applications for regional centers. Yet, Mr. Mayorkas largely focused on only a handful.
The EB-5 program itself was only a fraction of USCIS’ operations, comprising only a few thousand adjudications out of a typical annual total of more than five million. Notwithstanding his other duties, Mr. Mayorkas’ actions involving a handful of applicants—going so far, for example, as to offer to personally write a complex adjudicatory opinion—were seen by staff as evidence of special access and special favors. One senior-level manager told us that “the frequency of the interest shown by the Director’s office in the AAO’s EB-5 caseload escalated beyond any interest shown in other types of cases.”
Three Examples of Contact and Intervention
USCIS personnel consistently made allegations about the same three matters. In each instance, Mr. Mayorkas was in contact with individuals perceived by career USCIS employees to be politically powerful and intervened in the adjudicative process in unprecedented ways to the stakeholders’ benefit. We describe these three instances in more detail in the body of this report. To help understand the facts, we have also included timelines for two of these matters in appendixes.
• LA Films Regional Center: Mr. Mayorkas ordered that a USCIS decision to deny a proposal to fund a series of Sony movie projects in Los Angeles be reversed after he was in contact with politically prominent stakeholders associated with the venture. Mr. Mayorkas later created a “deference review board,” staffed with individuals he handpicked, to review a separate series of Time Warner movie projects. This board did not previously exist and was never used again after it voted to reverse the adjudicators’ proposed denials. Remarkably, there is no record of the proceedings of this board.
• Las Vegas Regional Center: At the request of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Mr. Mayorkas intervened to allow expedited review of investor petitions involved in funding a Las Vegas hotel and casino, notwithstanding the career staff’s original decision not to do so. The career staff noted that the purported urgency was of the applicant’s own making and that the decision to expedite fell outside EB-5 program guidelines. Nevertheless, Mr. Mayorkas pressured staff to expedite the review. He also took the extraordinary step of requiring staff to brief Senator Reid’s staff on a weekly basis for several months.
• Gulf Coast Funds Management Regional Center: Mr. Mayorkas intervened in an administrative appeal related to the denial of a regional center’s application to receive EB-5 funding to manufacture electric cars through investments in a company in which Terry McAuliffe was the board chairman. This intervention was unprecedented and, because of the political prominence of the individuals involved, as well as USCIS’ traditional deference to its administrative appeals process, staff perceived it as politically motivated.
Mr. Mayorkas’ actions in these matters created a perception within the EB-5 program that certain individuals had special access and would receive special consideration. It also lowered the morale of those involved…”
Footnote 2 “We were unable to obtain records from Mr. Mayorkas’ office telephone, so we do not have records of calls he may have made from or received in his office because the telephone system at USCIS (private branch exchange) switches calls between users on local lines and allows all users to share a certain number of external phone lines. 3 Although we are confident in the fidelity of the data we did acquire, we often found that the “dataset” (i.e., email and like files associated with a user name) was incomplete for the time period requested or simply did not exist. We also identified similar problems with Mr. Mayorkas’ calendar. For example, employees provided copies of emails from Mr. Mayorkas that we did not find when we searched Mr. Mayorkas’ email dataset. Our investigation did not reveal that incomplete or missing datasets were the result of intentional efforts to delete them, but rather a combination of circumstances indicating a broader issue of data retention within the Department. For example, we encountered problems resulting from the migration between old and new email systems, significant limitations in searching and acquiring data from older tape backup systems, and inadequate component and departmental data retention policies (both past and present) or poorly enforced policies.“ https://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mga/OIG_mga-032415.pdf
“Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas,nicknamed Ali, was born in Havana, Cuba, on November 24, 1959. His parents arrived with him and his sister to the United States in 1960 as refugees, following the Cuban Revolution… His father, Charles R. “Nicky” Mayorkas, was a Cuban Jew of Turkish Sephardic and Polish Ashkenazi background, who owned and operated a steel wool factory in Havana. His mother, Anita (Gabor), was a Romanian Jew whose family escaped the Holocaust and fled to Cuba in the 1940s… In late 2000, Mayorkas was one of many California officials who participated in efforts to obtain executive clemency for narcotics trafficker Carlos Vignali, Jr., the son of a wealthy Los Angeles businessman. On his last day in office in January 2001, Clinton commuted Vignali’s 15-year prison sentence, a controversial decision… He implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process in sixty days. He led U.S. government efforts to rescue orphaned children following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti… He led the DHS’s negotiations with Israel and China on cybersecurity… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alejandro_Mayorkas#
The above OIG case includes GreenTech Automotive: Chinese citizens sued over this start-up. Anthony Rodham is Hillary Clinton’s brother. He died around a month after the case was argued and less than a week before this ruling was announced. The cause of death is unknown:
“Twenty-seven Chinese investors appeal from the dismissal of their claims against Terry McAuliffe and Anthony Rodham stemming from failed investments in an electric vehicle startup. For the reasons that follow, we affirm.
We accept as true the following facts, which come from plaintiffs’ amended complaint. Plaintiffs-Appellants are a group of twenty-seven Chinese citizens who invested $500,000 each in a partnership that loaned their money to GreenTech Automotive. GreenTech, founded in 2008, was a Mississippi corporation that wanted to enter the hybrid and electric vehicle markets. Initially, GreenTech planned to produce the “MyCar,” a vehicle that would travel at low speeds and thus be subject to lower levels of regulatory scrutiny.
This ambitious plan required a great deal of capital. GreenTech sought to raise some funds from foreign investors who might qualify under the Employment-Based Immigration Fifth Preference, or EB-5, Program. See 8 U.S.C. § 1153(b)(5). This program offered a path to permanent residency for foreign investors whose investments in American projects created or preserved at least ten jobs for American workers. While the program ordinarily required a $1 million investment, investments of $500,000 in certain rural areas or areas with high unemployment may also qualify under the EB-5 program….
Not every failed investment can lead to a meritorious fraud lawsuit. The element of justifiable reliance encourages a modicum of personal responsibility for investment decisions and helps to distinguish those who were wrongly misled from those making post hoc attempts to recoup market losses. Because the amended complaint failed to adequately allege justifiable reliance, the district court’s decision to dismiss it is AFFIRMED” “UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 18-2194
XIA BI; NIAN CHEN; YING CHENG; CHUNGSHENG LI; LIN LIN; LAN LIU; MEIMING SHEN; YUNPING TAN; BIXIANG TANG; YAHONG WANG; YUE WANG; JIAN WU; JUNPING YAO; XUEMEI ZHANG; YAN ZHAO,
Plaintiffs – Appellants,
YUANYUAN CHEN; JUN HUANG; KUI LE; ZHONGHUI LI; CHUN WANG; RUI WANG; LEI YAN; JIN YOU; ZHEN YU; HOUQIAN YU; NIANQING ZHANG; HUIBIN ZHAO,
TERRY MCAULIFFE; ANTHONY RODHAM,
Defendants – Appellees
XIAOLIN “CHARLES” WANG; DOES 1-100,
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria. Claude M. Hilton, Senior District Judge. (1:17-cv-01459-CMH-IDD) Argued: May 7, 2019 Decided: June 12, 2019 Designation of Appellants Amended: July 17, 2019” https://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions/182194.P.pdf
One month after the case was argued and less than a week before the ruling was officially decided, Tony Rodham allegedly died. August 8, 1954 – June 7, 2019 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Rodham
“Auditor’s Office Issues Report Outlining GreenTech Automotive Inc. Case
July 12, 2017 JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor has released a report detailing findings regarding GreenTech Automotive Inc. The report outlines articles of agreement upon which GreenTech failed to perform.
The Auditor’s Office found that GreenTech failed to:
• Make payments on loan from State of Mississippi
• Invest agreed-upon amount of $60 Million into project
• Create promised jobs
Last week, Auditor Pickering issued a demand for repayment of $6,360,019.60 within 30 days on behalf of the taxpayers of the State of Mississippi. If repayment has not been received in this timeframe, the case will be referred to the Office of the Attorney General State of Mississippi.
The full audit report is available on the OSA website at http://www.osa.ms.gov/documents/performance/2017greentech.pdf
The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor will have no further comment regarding this case due to the potential for litigation.“ https://www2.osa.ms.gov/news/auditors-office-issues-report-outlining-greentech-automotive-inc-case/
This Cause of Action report explains the rather complicated details:
“REPORT: GreenTech Automotive: A Venture Capitalized by Cronyism“ September 23, 2013 http://web.archive.org/web/20201001004455/https://causeofaction.org/greentech-automotive-a-venture-capitalized-by-cronyism-2/
Tony Rodham was also on the board of the fishy VCS Mining Company in Haiti.
Someone else connected to the company was found guilty of fraud, in another matter, but has won a retrial so the final verdict is still unknown: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/haitian-american-linked-to-fishy-haiti-mining-co-arrested-charged-with-conspiring-to-bribe-haitian-officials/
Our blog was created as Haiti Mining Awareness and the purpose was to examine three proposed mining projects in Haiti, including VCS Mining. In particular, we were concerned about deforestation in Haiti.
Grassley regarding Mayorkas EB-5, Greentech and related matters:https://www.grassley.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Immigration-07-24-13-letter-to-HSGAC-Intelligence-EB-5-for-release.pdf
GreenTech Press Release:
“GreenTech Automotive Leadership Attends U.S. State Department Luncheon Honoring Vice President Xi Jinping of China
(McLean, VA) – February 14, 2012 – GreenTech Automotive (GTA) Chairman Terry McAuliffe, President and CEO, Charles Wang, and Senior Vice President & Head of China Operation Rick Wade were invited to join the U.S. State Department luncheon hosted by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honoring China’s Vice President Xi Jinping.
Vice President Biden introduced Mr. McAuliffe and Mr. Wade to President Xi. Vice President President Xi was very pleased to hear about GreenTech Automotive and its joint venture in China. The new joint venture facility, located in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, will produce a full line of vehicles powered by U.S.-made high-efficiency combustion engines, hybrid powertrains and pure electrical drivetrains. The product line will include subcompact, compact, midsize and sports vehicles, all to be designed and distributed specifically for the Chinese market. The Ordos facility will have a full production capacity of 300,000 vehicles annually with the core vehicle components being manufactured in GTA’s factories in the United State…” https://web.archive.org/web/20120903054155/http:/www.wmgta.com/en/news/greentech-automotive-leadership-attends/
“When projects default, investors also sometimes lose their eligibility for a green card, which grants its holder the right to live and work in the U.S. permanently. Getting a visa depends on the number of jobs a project creates. If the project runs out of money before enough jobs are created, investors might not qualify.” See: “Covid-19 Worsens Troubles in an Investor Visa Program: Fraud plagues EB-5 real-estate investors seeking permanent U.S. status, and the pandemic hurts revenues at their developments”, By Konrad Putzier June 22, 2021, Wall Street Journal, https://archive.vn/mY5O9
“China’s Intelligence Networks in United States Include 25,000 Spies: Dissident reveals up to 18,000 Americans recruited as Chinese agents” BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertz July 11, 2017 5:00 am, Washington Free Beacon https://archive.vn/xOluj
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Benjamin Franklin Room
Remarks by Vice President Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi at the State Department Luncheon
February 14, 2012
Remarks at a Lunch in Honor of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping
Feb. 14, 2012: Remarks by Secretary Clinton at a Lunch in Honor of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping.
Thank you all very much. Please be seated. And it’s an honor to welcome all of you to the State Department this afternoon. It’s always good to have Vice President Biden here, and we are particularly pleased to have our very special guest of honor. I’d also like to recognize Ming Tsai, the talented chef who has prepared this delicious lunch for us, fusing the flavors of Chinese and American cuisine. (Applause.)
This year marks the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s historic trip to China. And we are very pleased that Dr. Kissinger is here with us, who, along with Zhou Enlai, was instrumental in transforming the relationship between our two countries. Today, cooperation between the United States and China is imperative to address the many vexing challenges we face, from countering proliferation, to addressing climate change, to promoting global economic security. Now, developing the habits of cooperation is not easy. We have a lot of work to do. But we are both committed to building a lasting framework of trust that will support a cooperative partnership for the next 40 years and beyond.
Vice President Xi first came to the United States on an exchange program over 25 years ago to Iowa. He will travel there tomorrow to see some old friends. That visit illustrates how important the bonds between our people are. That’s why we support programs like 100,000 Strong to send more American students to study in China, and many more people-to-people exchanges.
So it is a great pleasure to welcome Vice President Xi and to celebrate the bonds of friendship between our nations’ governments and peoples. And it is now my great honor to introduce Vice President Biden. (Applause.)
(Vice President Biden makes remarks.) PRN: 2012/212” Video at link: https://2009-2017.state.gov/secretary/20092013clinton/rm/2012/02/183885.htm
“Investor Announces $1B Auto Plant for Tunica By Eric Smith
TUNICA COUNTY – Renowned for growing cotton and building casinos, Tunica County soon will make a name for manufacturing cars. GreenTech Automotive Inc.’s Chinese owner on Tuesday announced plans to bring one of the most ambitious manufacturing and economic development projects in recent history to the Mid-South…” https://www.memphisdailynews.com/editorial/ArticleEmail.aspx?id=45228
“GreenTech Automotive: A Venture Capitalized by Cronyism” http://causeofaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/130922-REPORT-Final-GreenTech-Automotive-FINALIZED.pdf
Emails re Greentech http://causeofaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Colby-Lane-Emails.pdf
“NBC12 (Richmond, VA) Investigates Terry McAuliffe’s GreenTech Automotive…”