BOMBSHELL REPORT: Chinese flag wavers who greeted Xi in San Francisco were bused in, PAID by organizer with deep CCP ties [VIDEOS]

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When Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in San Francisco, California on Tuesday, he was met with throngs of people lining the streets waving Chinese flags, prompting outrage from many conservative Americans.

“Communist Republic of California,” declared one X user in disgust.

“So San Francisco is all red. Chinese is taking over,” another person wrote.

Now, it has been revealed that the majority of people waving the red Chinese flags were actually Chinese people who had been flown to the United States, then were bused to San Francisco. They were allegedly paid $200 each to attend the San Francisco demonstration and wave the Chinese flags to welcome Xi to the city.

Newsweek reported:

Chinese diplomats paid patriotic flag-wavers to greet visiting leader Xi Jinping as his convoy arrived in San Francisco on Tuesday, according to rights activists and organizers.

Members of the Chinese diaspora in the United States each received $200 from China’s consulate in New York and were ferried to California for the occasion, according to NTD Television, which is affiliated to the Falun Gong religious movement outlawed by the Chinese government.

Nearly 1,000 flag-wavers, mostly overseas Chinese residents, were said to have participated in the welcome, according to the U.S. arm of pro-Beijing newspaper Sing Tao.


An individual with a long history of involvement with a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) front group arranged for buses to transport “almost 1,000” overseas Chinese to San Francisco to welcome General Secretary Xi Jinping, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation review of multiple Chinese-language media reports.

Lu Qiang, a so-called “Overseas Chinese leader,” helped arrange for 20 buses to transport overseas Chinese from California, New York and other parts of the U.S. to San Francisco to welcome the communist dictator, according to reports from Chinese-language news outlets World Journal and Sing Tao USA. Xi met with President Joe Biden for the first time in a year on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco Wednesday.

Lu Qiang said that he used his travel agency to help overseas Chinese participate in the event, according to World Journal. Lu Qiang’s profile on the website of the U.S.-China Restaurant Alliance states that his English name is “Charles” and that he is the president of a tour bus company, Deer USA Inc., which matches the bus company’s business filings.

The Daily Caller explained that, according to the World Journal report, some 200 students from University of California’s San Diego, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles campuses also participated in in the effort to welcome Xi.

Both the Sing Tao USA and World Journal reported that over 800, and up to 1,000 Chinese participated in the welcome scheme.

According to the Daily Caller: Lu Qiang also told World Journal that he’d “hired ten uniformed security guards carrying guns with live ammunition primarily in order to maintain order on the scene.”

The investigative report by the Daily Caller also shared details about Lu Qiang’s strong connections to Shanghai and the Chinese Communist Party. Lu Qiang is also connected to the All-China Federation Of Returned Overseas Chinese (ACFROC), which has been described as part of the CCP’s “United Front,” which China uses “to co-opt and neutralize sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority” of the CCP.

He also has ties to a U.S. Congress member. The Daily Caller wrote:

In 2018 and 2019, California Democratic Rep. Judy Chu awarded Lu Qiang with certificates of “Congressional Recognition,” Chinese language news outlets AMTV News and reported.


According to videos posted to social media, some local residents got fed up with the Chinese flags being displayed in San Francisco and started ripping them down. As a result, fights broke out between the Chinese and the Americans.

The fights over the Chinese flags continued throughout Wednesday and Thursday. X user @JennyChachan posted multiple videos, and said many of those carrying the Chinese flags ended up being treated in the hospital.

Confirming the reports that the Chinese-waving people are not local, Chachan first said the victims are from New York and Salt Lake City.

In a follow-up comment, she noted that some victims are “visitors from China with no health insurance.”

“Many victims are from New York and have already done reports with the local @SFPD,” Chachan added.

Andy Boreham, a columnist for the Shanghai Daily, also shared a video and slammed the “anti-China thugs” for ripping down the Chinese flags.

“This video surfaced on an anti-China Telegram channel, which shows clearly who is stirring up violence and hatred in San Francisco,” he wildly claimed.

One X user posted a video of all the Chinese there to greet Xi and asked, “So where are the Joe Biden fans in San Francisco? 81 million votes my ass. Lots of Chinese flags though 🤔.”

Newsweek shared additional details on payments made to Chinese people willing to travel and participate in protests:

China’s representatives in the U.S. have been accused of mobilizing pro-Beijing supporters, including university students, in the past. Earlier this year, prosecutors who questioned Lu Jianwang—one of two men charged with operating a clandestine police station in New York City—learned that the local Chinese consulate once paid handpicked protesters to disrupt a previous demonstration against Xi.

This past April, Taiwanese intelligence officials said members of the Chinese diaspora in New York were paid $200 a day to protest against a brief stop in the city by President Tsai Ing-wen. The going rate was raised to $400 for those willing to travel to the West Coast in order to disrupt her meeting with then House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), they said.

WATCH: China’s Xi Jinping arrives in San Francisco to Chinese flags, fanfare, and protests

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