Major Leak Exposes the Worldwide Working of the Chinese Communist Party
Leak demonstrates that the CPP is embedded in some of the world’s biggest companies as well as government agencies worldwide
Award winning Australian journalist Sharri Markson is reporting that a major leak containing a register with the details of nearly two million Chinese Communist Party members has occurred, the largest of its kind.
According to Markson’s report the CCP data leak exposes members who are now working all over the world, while also also shining a light on how the communist regime operates under Xi Jinping. The leaked information also includes the personal data of communist party members, including their names, party position, birthday, national ID number and ethnicity.
“What’s amazing about this database is not just that it exposes people who are members of the communist party, and who are now living and working all over the world, from Australia to the US to the UK,” Markson said in her report.
“Along with the personal identifying details of 1.95 million communist party members, mostly from Shanghai, there are also the details of 79,000 communist party branches, many of them inside companies”.
Markson said the leak is a significant security breach likely to embarrass Xi Jinping. “It is also going to embarrass some global companies who appear to have no plan in place to protect their intellectual property from theft, from economic espionage,” she said.
The report indicates the data was extracted from a Shanghai server by Chinese dissidents, whistleblowers, in April 2016, who have been using it for counter-intelligence purposes.
“It was then leaked in mid-September to the newly-formed international bi-partisan group, the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China- and that group is made up of one hundred and fifty legislators around the world. It was then provided to an international consortium of four media organizations, The Australian, The Sunday Mail in the UK, De Standaard in Belgium and a Swedish editor, to analyze over the past two months, and that’s what we’ve done.”
Ms. Markson is also reporting that the leaked information shows that global companies that hold billions of dollars worth of sensitive defense contracts in Australia and the United States, along with companies developing coronavirus vaccines, have hundreds of Chinese Communist Party members in their employment.
Pfizer and AstraZeneca, two companies working on a coronavirus vaccine, are listed to have one hundred and twenty three staffers identified as members of the CCP.