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Chinese Disinformation King Guo Wengui’s Network Claims He Hired Ex-Blackwater Chief Erik Prince

January 9th, 2022 13:54

US media report­ed last Sep­tem­ber that a social media net­work of exiled Chi­nese busi­ness­man and dis­in­for­ma­tion ped­dler Guo Wen­gui had claimed he had hired Erik Prince, a for­mer Navy SEAL turned inter­na­tion­al mer­ce­nary, to pro­vide secu­ri­ty for the “gov­ern­ment-in-exile” Guo launched last year. Accord­ing to a Dai­ly Beast report:

Sep­tem­ber 4, 2021 A social media net­work belong­ing to a con­tro­ver­sial Chi­nese bil­lion­aire with a his­to­ry of ped­dling dis­in­for­ma­tion says he’s hired noto­ri­ous sol­dier of for­tune Erik Prince to pro­vide secu­ri­ty for a sort of anti-com­mu­nist shad­ow gov­ern­ment.  It’s a claim Prince denies—even as he admits to a brief con­tact with the man just weeks ago.  A pair of videos post­ed last month to Guo Wengui’s social media plat­form GTV assert­ed that the self-styled refugee had con­clud­ed a deal with Prince, a for­mer Navy SEAL turned inter­na­tion­al mer­ce­nary. Under the pur­port­ed pact, the videos sug­gest­ed, Prince would pro­vide secu­ri­ty for the New Fed­er­al State of Chi­na, the “gov­ern­ment-in-exile” Guo launched last year.  In the first video, post­ed Aug. 6, two anchors flanked by yel­low-starred flags rep­re­sent­ing the New Fed­er­al State attest­ed to a busi­ness arrange­ment between Guo and Prince.  “This after­noon, he reached an agree­ment, right here, with our Wen­gui, to work togeth­er strate­gi­cal­ly,” one said, accord­ing to trans­la­tions pro­vid­ed by Man­darin-speak­ing sources.  The sec­ond video, post­ed to GTV two days after the first, went fur­ther.  “We will work togeth­er with Erik Prince to build a secu­ri­ty sys­tem for the New Fed­er­al Chi­na,” a voiceover says. “We will estab­lish legal arm forces in the coun­tries around the world.”

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The report notes that if the GTV claims are true, this would mark a major col­lab­o­ra­tion between two of the most con­tro­ver­sial fig­ures in for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s polit­i­cal orbit. How­ev­er, accord­ing to the Dai­ly Beast, Prince denied that he had any busi­ness deal­ings with Wengui.

We had report­ed ear­li­er about legal and finan­cial fights with­in the anti-Chi­na dis­in­for­ma­tion net­work found­ed Guo Wen­gui togeth­er with for­mer Trump advi­sor Steve Bannon.