Chinese Propagandist With Ties To Steve Bannon Now Harassing Chinese Dissidents In The US And Canada

By Theodore Shoebat

A Chinese propagandist (and supposedly the face of the Chinese dissident movement) Guo Wengui, has been allegedly sending his followers to go harass other Chinese dissidents on both American and Canadian soil:

—Followers of Guo Wengui have been harassing Chinese dissidents in the US and Canada.

—Guo Wengui is a famous Chinese dissident with close ties to Steve Bannon

—Guo Wengui sends people to picket the homes of other Chinese dissidents

— People protested in front of the home of Teng Biao

From the Washington Post:

“Tell the truth about the virus, the CCP virus!” one female protester demanded in broken English on a recent afternoon, brandishing a sign suggesting that the homeowner had helped manufacture the novel coronavirus as a bioweapon. Other picketers waved posters declaring their target was a spy for China’s Communist Party.

The resident inside, Teng Biao, is an odd person to accuse of such crimes: he is a widely respected Chinese dissident and scholar at Hunter College in New York who fled China after repeatedly clashing with the authorities over his human-rights work.

Teng and several other Chinese dissidents in North America told The Washington Post that Guo has sent protesters to harass them in recent months because they have publicly criticized Guo, who left China in 2014, before Chinese authorities accused him of bribery, fraud, rape and other crimes — charges he denies.

Texas-based pastor Bob Fu, whose ministry provides aid to underground Christians and human-rights lawyers in China, filed a lawsuit last month in federal court alleging that Guo was unlawfully targeting him with “online death threats” and intimidating protests at his home in the West Texas oil town of Midland. At one point, Fu’s family was evacuated by local and federal authorities in response to a credible bomb threat, Fu said in an interview.

Gao Bingchen, a journalist who lives outside Vancouver, Canada, told The Post that protesters that he believes were sent by Guo began harassing him outside his home in early September, shouting obscenities and accusing him of being a spy. In late November, two of the protesters brutally attacked Gao’s friend, Louis Huang, leaving him with fractures in his face, Huang said in an interview, confirming reports in Canadian media.

Asked about the protests, Guo appeared to confirm his involvement, though he denied any role in violence.

“To be clear, I have never condoned any type of violence towards any individuals. Myself, the anti-CCP supporters, and the New Federal State of China movement are exercising our First Amendment right to expose and oppose those who support the CCP, similar to other human rights campaigns in the history of the U.S.,” Guo said in a written statement provided by his lawyer, Daniel Podhaskie.

“If there are isolated confrontations, these are the acts of individuals who are not following my ideals,” Guo said, declining to comment further.

Some Guo critics, including Fu and the former Peking University professor Xia Yeliang, have said they suspect that Guo could be working on Beijing’s behalf to undermine the Communist Party’s enemies. Others say he is a genuine opponent of the Party and attacks prominent dissidents to enhance his own standing and sideline rivals.

Fu said Guo’s attacks against him echoed criticism in Chinese state media, and that the list of “traitors” named by Guo include many of the Chinese government’s known enemies.