EPA Stands By Decision To Allow Biden Appointee To Retain Ties Chinese Government-Controlled University
- August 25, 2021
The Environmental Protection Agency stands by its decision to allow a high-ranking political appointee to retain a professional relationship with a Chinese government-controlled university while serving in the Biden administration.
Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT), the watchdog group that first obtained the records, said in a statement Tuesday that the university is effectively an “arm of the Chinese government” and that “one can presume from the leave that [Frey] plans to return to his employment with the Chinese government upon completing his tenure at EPA.”
PPT noted in a press release Tuesday that “any meaningful distinction between mainland Hong Kong and mainland Chinese authority” all but evaporated due to a national security law that criminalizes dissent in the city against the Chinese government.