Michael Bloomberg and his top associates at his namesake news conglomerate, Bloomberg LP, have regularly met in Beijing with top Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials and propagandists, according to the Chinese government. I document these meetings, which have taken place over several years, in my book Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption, released May 18th.

According to documents reviewed while researching for this book, these propagandists regulate Bloomberg LP and control the extent to which the former Democrat mega-donor-turned presidential candidate’s business can access the gigantic Chinese market. Michael Bloomberg himself has spoken favorably—even glowingly—about China, President Xi Jinping, and other top Beijing officials. Bloomberg LP seemingly does a lot more business with China than its competitors.

Breitbart News is revealing images for the first time in American media that confirm the meetings. Details of the meeting, which appear here and in Breaking the News, originally were posted to an official Chinese state media website and have not yet been published in the U.S. press.

In the book, I reveal details of a year-long investigation into corporate media I conducted with a small team of researchers. Among the books’ numerous bombshells, I report on the true extent to which American media outlets are willing to go to curry favor with the Communist regime in China.

At these meetings, according to the Chinese government, the CCP and Bloomberg officials discussed, among other topics, “cooperation in the field of media,” “the introduction of Chinese stories to the world,” and “strengthening media cooperation between China and the U.S.”

Foreign distributors of financial data within China—of which Bloomberg is one of the largest—are forced to seek licensure from the State Council Information Office (SCIO), which is an agency under the auspices of China’s State Council. In other words, his ability to do business in China is subject to the will of what is effectively China’s executive branch. Since the Bloomberg license is renewed every two years, the pressure is always on to cozy up to top Beijing officials, and that’s exactly what Bloomberg appears to have done.

China’s SCIO is also commonly known as the Central Office of Foreign Propaganda.

China also can bar Bloomberg (and any foreign institution) from providing all sorts of financial information services in China. So, not only is Bloomberg’s access to the Chinese market subject to review and cancellation by the Communist Party every twenty-four months, the CCP can (and will) restrict any content it believes undermines the national interest.

Here are some of the details of the known meetings:

Michael Bloomberg and Jiang Jianguo (Photo: China SCIO)

Kevin Sheekey and Jiang Jianguo in Beijing (Photo: China SCIO)

Kevin Sheekey and Jiang Jianguo in Beijing (Photo by Jiao Fei/China SCIO)

Kevin Sheekey and delegation with Jiang Jianguo in Beijing (Photo: China SCIO)

Guo Weimin and Otis Bilodeau in Beijing (Photo by Jiao Fei/China SCIO)

Guo Weimin meeting with a delegation headed by Otis Bilodeau in Beijing (Photo by Jiao Fei/China SCIO)

John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, in Beijing with Guo Weimin. (Photo by Jiao Fei/China SCIO)

Translation: the future campaign manager for Michael Bloomberg’s presidential run met yet again with one of the CCP’s top propagandists, and according to the Chinese government, they repeatedly discussed cooperation between the two nations and their media establishments.

This appears to go far beyond “cozying up to China.” According to the Chinese government, Bloomberg executives regularly fly to China to meet with top Communist Party members, including propagandists, in order to forge deep partnership on all manner of issues. In fact, this has been the culture at Bloomberg for at least a decade, apparently. In 2013, it was reported that then-Bloomberg News editor in chief Matthew Winkler likened members of the Chinese ruling class to Nazis — but emphasized to his journalists that if said “Nazis” felt judged, they were likely to kick the journalists out of the country.

In Breaking the News, I also delve into the details of Michael Bloomberg’s short-lived presidential run. In 2019, Bloomberg said in an interview that “Xi Jinping is not a dictator.” He most certainly is; he even made himself “president for life.” Bloomberg, an anti-climate change activist, has complimented China’s environmental policies despite the fact they release by far the most carbon dioxide of any country on earth.

Bloomberg himself remains one of the most powerful players in American media and in Democrat Party politics.

Yet, Bloomberg was not the only major news outlet to send representatives to Beijing to form ties with anti-American propagandists.

More details can be found in Breaking the News.

Alex Marlow is the Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart News, the host of Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel 125, and the author of the new book, Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption. You can follow Alex on FacebookInstagram, and on Twitter at @AlexMarlow.