High-ranking Biden EPA appointee is allowed to maintain ties with CCP-controlled university in Hong Kong
- August 31, 2021
Standing for Freedom Center Staff, Standing for Freedom Center
A federal watchdog has revealed that the leadership of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will allow political appointee Dr. Christopher Frey, the agency’s now-deputy assistant administrator for science policy, to maintain an unpaid position at the Chinese Communist Party-controlled Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
“It is difficult to argue that Dr. Frey’s employer is anything short of an arm of the Chinese government,” Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) stated in a recent press release.
The group explained that rather than require Frey to cut ties with the HKUST, EPA higher-ups allowed him to take a leave of absence from the university and to “recuse himself from particular matters having a direct and predictable effect on the financial interests of the University.”