A fundraiser and donor to New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ election campaign heads a non-profit that houses a Chinese overseas police station and works closely with Communist Party influence operations, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.
Lu Jianshun supported fundraising efforts for Adams through his role as the president of America Changle Association, an organization based in Manhattan’s Chinatown that caters to overseas Chinese from the Changle district of Fuzhou, Fujian province in China, the DCNF found. Lu himself donated $4,000 to Adams’ mayoral campaign under the adopted name “James Lu” between 2019 and 2021, according to public campaign finance records.
Lu and America Changle have worked closely with the United Front Work Department (UFWD), the DCNF found based on a review of Chinese state media and government sources. The UFWD is a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agency tasked with running influence operations and monitoring overseas Chinese communities, according to a 2018 report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission...
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