Peter Schweizer's new book "Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win" includes the story of how contributions from Communist China to the University of Pennsylvania nearly tripled after the University established a "Biden Center" in 2017 and gave former Vice President Joe Biden a professorship. As the book lays out in detail, the Biden family has a very extensive business relationship with Chinese Communist Party elites, and those elites were not shy praising Joe Biden's election in 2020 as a golden chance to further develop their influence over American government agencies and institutions. [tweet_embed] January 27, 2022[/tweet_embed] One Chinese meeting in November 2020 was so ebullient on this matter that Beijing prudently chose to take its video off the Internet just as it began to go viral. Three years before Joe Biden was elected President, the University of Pennsylvania made him a professor and founded the "Biden Center" to advance his vision of "global leadership" — a vision, Schweizer states, that viewed Russia as the great looming threat to world peace, though had absolutely nothing negative to say regarding China. [tweet_embed] January 27, 2022[/tweet_embed] This should be especially amusing to those who remember the Obama-Biden ticket flinging adolescent taunts at rival candidate Mitt Romney in 2012 because he was supposedly stuck in the 1980s and obsessed with our good friends in Moscow as a Cold War boogeyman. It is, however, consistent with Biden's stubborn refusal to see Communist China as either a threat to Western security or a competitor for American business interests. The Biden Center at the University of Pennsylvania was more than only a website that railed against Russia's dictator while praising China as a beloved partner in globalism. The Center hired people, including Antony Blinken, who went on to become Biden's Secretary of State — a part in which he was famously ambushed and curb-stomped by Chinese diplomats throughout his first bilateral conference with them in March. [tweet_embed] January 27, 2022[/tweet_embed] Blinken's work for the Biden Center seems to have left him completely unprepared for China's emissaries shutting him down with a furious lecture on America's claimed human rights violations. This should come as no surprise, for as Red-Handed describes, the financing of the Biden Center was murky, but a great deal of documented Chinese money started flowing to the University of Pennsylvania after it was opened. "In the three years before the announcement, the University received around $15 million. In the three years after, the total was close to $40 million. The latter number is $60 million from China if you include contracts," Schweizer writes.