Breitbart News reports that New York City Mayor Eric Adams attended Chinese government-linked festivities in Manhattan on Sunday, which marked China’s “National Day,” the anniversary of mass murderer Mao Zedong imposing communism.
Adams, New York State Assemblywoman Grace Lee, and New York City Council member Christopher Marte joined a “China Day Celebration Parade Festival” in Chinatown.
Adams’ participation in the events on October 1, the anniversary of the founding of the “People’s Republic of China,” is notable given mounting reports of Adams maintaining close ties with, including reportedly receiving financial donations from, individuals believed to be affiliated with China’s United Front Work Department (UFWD). “United Front Work” is a catchall term the Communist Party uses for foreign interference operations masquerading as cultural outreach, charity, or educational programs.
Chinese Consul General in New York Huang Ping, the most powerful Chinese government official in New York, described himself as “deeply moved” by Adams’ presence at the “China Day Parade Festival” and claimed the celebration proved the “great support of the overseas Chinese for China’s development and the friendly cooperation between China and the US.” The images of the events do not indicate that any representatives of “overseas Chinese” who fled to America as a result of the violent repression of political dissidents and communities of faith in that country participated.
“Let’s continue to show solidarity and work together for a better relationship between our two peoples,” Huang urged.
The day’s festivities included raising the red flag of China in Chinatown, Manhattan.
“Happy Birthday to my motherland! Congratulations to all Chinese compatriots!” Huang posted in a message on Twitter.
The Chinese consulate press release on the events described them as tied to “China Day,” the anniversary of communist China, and noted that Adams “delivered remarks.”
Communism has been, and continues to be, the greatest scourge of civilization in the last 100 years, and the Chinese Communist regime can barely be bothered to pretend that they do not seek America’s destruction. But under a presidential administration that is in the regime’s pocket, the mayor of New York sees which way the political winds are blowing, so he publicly kowtows to a totalitarian regime instead of standing with freedom-loving, persecuted Chinese dissidents everywhere.