Dec 192022

It took a couple of National Right-Wing Blogs, motivated by attacking Kevin McCarthy, to finally pick up on the stuff your intrepid blogger wrote about 4 years ago.

The first is the Gateway Pundit, which has a spotty reputation but has gotten some gigantic scoops over the years.

A top California Republican and lieutenant of Kevin McCarthy is closely tied to the Chinese entities identified by the Trump Administration as being linked to the theft and transfer of American intellectual property by and to China. 

Chung Cheng Kuo, who is actually from Taiwan, and who purports to work in the insurance industry, has founded several companies, many with ties to China and the Chinese-connected innovation space and business incubator, the ZGC Innovation Center.

Nothing moves in California Republican Party politics without McCarthy’s say-so. The same goes for the selection of its top party brass. Chung Cheng Kuo, the California GOP’s Vice Chair, and Jessica Patterson, the Chairwoman of the California GOP, are no exception.

In the case of the Gateway Pundit, they attach a 77 page opposition research report on Kuo. Much of the info was already reported by your intrepid blogger, but there are a lot of additional details that reinforce our belief that Kuo’s business interests were questionable and his ties to Red China were far too deep to allow him anywhere close to GOP Leadership.

His business ties run directly to Zhongguancun (ZGC – also called Zhong Guan Cun), a technology district located in Beijing, China.

The ZGC Innovation Center is run by ZGC Capital, which is controlled by Beijing’s municipal government through the Zhongguancun Development Group (ZDG).

In 2018, Donald Trump’s US Trade Representative and Elsa Kania identified ZGC and the ZGC Innovation Center, with which Kuo is closely tied, as being linked to the Chinese theft of American intellectual property (I.P.) and transfer of American I.P. to China.

The Municipal Government in Beijing is synonymous with the Chinese Communist Party, or CCP…

The address of the ZGC center repeatedly shows up in all kinds of stuff Kuo does, including political fundraisers.

I take issue with both the Gateway Pundit and the National File because they say that Kuo is an adjunct of McCarthy. No, he is not. People like Scott Winn and Jason Scalese, who are Kuo’s campaign guys, have been lieutenants of McCarthy over the years, but they also engage in other activities. It is fair to say that Jessica Patterson is an extension of McCarthy because almost her entire pedigree as an operative traces back to the Bill Thomas / Kevin McCarthy machine.

Further, Jessica Patterson never left the CAGOP Chairmanship because the powers that be did not want Peter Kuo to become chair. Re-read this as many times as you need to understand its meaning. The National File and the Gateway Pundit prove their lack of connection to California by missing this key point.

Then the National File went one step further.

They quoted Tim Donnelly, Johnny Nalbandian and Mike Cargile in their article. All three have huge personal axes to grind with McCarthy and may not have been the best choices to quote.

Nalbandian blamed McCarthy for “destroying California”:

“Kevin McCarthy Played a major role in Destroying California and in letting Democrats get away with what they’re getting away with.. You’re either pregnant or you’re not. You either go one way or the other. Looking at the way he’s handled the last six years with all his backroom deals with Democrats, I just can’t support that. He buries good candidates – many of them.

Putting J Patterson at the head of CA GOP is a part of ruining California. She thinks all America First candidates are nuts. She’d rather see Democrats win than America First candidates.”

Mike Cargile, a Conservative in San Bernardino County, confirms McCarthy’s ties to Patterson and Kuo’s California GOP:

“Kevin IS the CAGOP. Patterson is nothing more than a McCarthy sycophant. We MUST break the stranglehold of CA politics on the rest of the country. McCarthy is Pelosi-light. Same ideology, same methodology. This is our one chance to start a course correction for the Nation. We need leaders of a different ilk and vein. Leaders with a vision for the Party and Country based on our shared conservative values and the wherewithal and political acumen to achieve that vision.”

Andy Gimmecandy recruited an opponent for Johnny in 2022 who beat him. Cargile, who I like and have supported, had his CAGOP endorsement withdrawn because he likes to run his mouth a lot.

Anyone that quotes Tim Donnelly on anything California does not know what they are doing. (Donnelly called McCarthy Satan and talked about his ethics. Donnelly should look in a mirror himself)

However, the parts of the article about Kuo are devastating and the fact that these two outlets used Kuo to attack McCarthy further validates the warning your intrepid blogger issued 4 years ago. Specifically, I warned CAGOP Leadership and others that Kuo’s business issues would be used to attack them.  I can only imagine what the CAGOP control agents who helped Kuo pull off the election in 2019 are thinking about now. (Maybe they should get Kuo to resign early of the 2023 convention?)

Kuo Claims He Helps Connect U.S. Startups To Chinese Investors Through Silicon Valley Global, A Company He Founded.

Kuo’s company, DCLC International, markets itself as a conduit to Chinese capital and even shares an address with the China-tied ZGC Innovation Center.

Chung Cheng Kuo, who calls himself “Anthony,” claims to work in insurance. But the public record tells a vastly different story about the shadowy China-tied operative.

Kuo’s Ties To Chinese Government Backed Initiatives 

Chung Cheng Kuo has multiple ties to ZGC and several of his business ventures are based at the ZGC Innovation Center.

The ZGC Innovation Center is an innovation space located in Silicon Valley helping entrepreneurs develop start-ups and fostering business ties between America and China. ZGC stands for Zhongguancun, or Zhong Guan Cun, a technology district located in Beijing, China.

ZGC is run by ZGC Capital, which is controlled by Beijing’s municipal government through the Zhongguancun Development Group (ZDG).

ZDG founded several technology development centers in China and was formed to develop the Zhongguancun district.

The ZGC Innovation Center Is Located At 4500 Great America Parkway In Silicon Valley, California.

ZGC, with the help of a “Hong Kong Tycoon”, dropped $24 million on the 70,000-square-foot space in Santa Clara for their Silicon Valley headquarters in 2015. Its U.S. investments include Kiloangel, a fund managed by AngelList founder Naval Ravikant.

These quotes sound an awful lot like what wrote about 4 years ago. Better late than never, I suppose.

Apr 022020

Is this Peter Kuo’s Latest Scam?

The post by Peter Kuo on his facebook page from 2 months ago speaks for itself. We’ve written at length about the list of bizarre businesses he has and the number of LLC’s / C-Corps that have been shut down. You’d think if the Vice-Chairman of the California GOP had a magical device that could Contain/Destroy the ChinaVirus we’d have heard about it by now?

Where’s the aircraft factory?

I am also still waiting for my Jade Bitcoin. BTW – the video of Peter handling ancient antiquities seems to have disappeared from the website.

I just keep getting reminded why I had a bad feeling about Peter Kuo when he first announced his vice chair campaign.


Dec 042019

Let’s talk about the violin-wielding Chinese/Taiwanese Immigrant whose political life is centered around that fact. You’d think then that such a man with a story would be aggressively criticizing the government of China.

President Trump recently signed a bill demonstrating solidarity with the Protesters in Hong Kong. Predictably, media outlets criticized it. Peter Kuo? Crickets.

Is it because of Kuo’s Jade-Backed Bitcoin project? Check it out.

Peter Kuo has made some weak reference about “Les Miserables” in a post buried in one of his Facebook accounts – but has been remiss to call out the totalitarian regime of China. As such, we are going to recount some of Peter Kuo’s greatest hits as several in CAGOP Leadership helped elect this guy without fully investigating the string of dubious companies and what look to be his connections to the Chinese Government.

Peter Kuo’s foreign entanglements are going to cause the entire CAGOP problems. I’d like to publicly thank Greg Gandrud, the CAGOP Treasurer for posting the following:

While Kuo is surrounded with Advisors who support impeaching the President and convicting him to remove him from office – CRP Treasurer Greg Gandrud and others on the CAGOP Board get it with regard to Hong Kong and the success of the President. Whenever Peter Kuo posts about Preisdent Trump, it is measured and carefully done to promote himself as much as it is the success of the President.

If you see Peter Kuo speaking at a GOP event – ask him, “What is your position on Hong Kong?”, “Why have you not taken a stand for Hong Kong”, “What are your business connections to the Chinese Government?”.

In light of Peter Kuo’s lack of action or resolute stand on anything Chinese, allow your intrepid blogger to pen a refresher course in to Peter Kuo’s foreign entanglements. To be continued…

Sep 152019

This stuff writes itself. CAGOP Vice Chairman Peter Kuo ladies and gentlemen. Our Vice Chair is a senior advisor to Ro Khanna.

Meet JDX Coin – the website is down, but its’ contents are memorialized forever.

Another business venture is linked here. You will notice that there is limited information on the three-page site. It is a startup consulting company that alleges to recruit investors from China, Taiwan and Indonesia. I am struck by the typos on the site, lack of “Who we are”, the lack of testimonials and no physical or mailing address listed.

It is the opinion of this blogger that the Venture Capital Company he has a website up for is dubious.

While at the CAGOP Convention, the Violin Wielding Peter Kuo had a young kid carrying his violin and at one point a much older woman carrying it. However, when it came to posing for a photo:

If you’re lucky, Peter Kuo, violin in hand (or with a chaperone), may show up in your county to get you a Chinese Government owned location for a phone bank!

Your intrepid blogger is just waiting for the extremely biased state media to get ahold of this story. Yikes…

So when Madam Chairman Jessica Patterson is not getting throttled by the feckless GOP leadership, she has a complete zero for a vice chair. I suppose the six-figure salary she is getting as CAGOP Chair is a consolation. #FACEPALM

Sep 052019

You can find some amazing things in internet archivesdid you know that CAGOP Vice Chair Peter Kuo was a senior advisor to Congressman Ro Kanna? Perhaps some of the party faithful should inquire of Mr. Kuo about his side gig. I do notice that this biography does not include mention of JDX Coin. (Remember that one?)

Peter Kuo – international man of mystery and an inviting target for some serious issues within the CAGOP.

There is some pending drama with the California College Republicans. There are now two groups, the CFCR which is where the squishes and establishment types went after a disaster of an election process a few years ago. The CCR seems to be where the Conservatives and the Libertarian wackjobs went. For me, it is kind of like watching the Chargers Play the 49ers. No one to root for.

All this said, there are some very interesting sidebars. #1 The national college republicans are run by trump-hating country clubbers and chose to recognize the squishes. (CFCR) #2 Both the CCR and CFCR are split evenly between trump haters and trump lovers – yet the CCR is trying to claim the trump mantle. #3 I’ve been told that CAGOP Chair Jessica Patterson has taken a side, but not the one people think. It appears that neither group is going to get de-chartered, rather the permanent charter of the CCR is going to get removed from the by-laws and both groups recognized.

Since I think permanent charters are recipe for membership fraud (paper units, fake members, etc) because there is no bi-annual audit by the volunteer Organizations Committee – I’d favor eliminating them all.

David Stafford Reade and crew have been running a proxy drill. It is likely that they will have more proxies than bodies as this convention will be lightly attended. Be on the look out for the leadership text messages telling people how to vote – similar to the message telling people to vote for Peter Kuo.

They will be interested in controlling resolutions, rule change 9 that removes CCR from the list of permanent charters, controlling endorsements and of course protecting their precious Prop 14.

I doubt Bill Brough will be in attendance if yes, check his burbon level. 10 trips to Safeway, 5 Trips to Bevmo and a Custom Bar all show up as office expenses. I’d never leave the office ever if I was him… but I did think this recent facebook post was quite ironic related to his drinking…

How many people show to the CAGOP Convention? How do the late announced speakers work out? Is brough bringing Lorena Gonzalez with him to the open bar at the CAGOP Convention?

P.S. someone please send me a copy of the treasurer’s report – I’ve been told the numbers will show some life, I’d love to see them!