House Republicans are demanding information to investigate whether the rabble-rousing group Code Pink is being illegally funded by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The anti-war progressive group has advocated for the Pentagon to reduce its military budget, among other things to combat climate change. The letter, obtained by DailyMail.com and addressed to Code Pink founder Jodie Evans, raises concerns about her husband’s ties to the CCP.
Evans is the wife of Connecticut-born tech entrepreneur Neville Roy Singham, a self-proclaimed socialist and mega-wealthy benefactor of “far-left causes” living in Shanghai, China.
Code Pink is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization that frequently disrupts hearings and proceedings on Capitol Hill. Until recently, the group led pro-Palestinian protests in Washington and across the country.
Over the summer, Code Pink activists protested against the offices of members of the China Select subcommittee and denied accusations of forced labor in Xinjiang province.
Jodie Evans (left) pictured with husband Neville Singham (right).
The letter, signed by 10 members of the Republican Party’s Natural Resources Committee, said they were “deeply concerned” about Code Pink’s ties to the CCP and whether it had illegally registered as a foreign agent.
It is requesting all communications between Code Pink, Singham and the CCP from 2017 to the present, as well as all documents related to transactions between Code Pink and any foreign entity and proof of whether Code Pink is registered as a foreign agent.
The damn New York Times report revealed that Singham “works closely with the Chinese government’s media machine and funds its propaganda around the world.”
The report found that hundreds of millions of dollars went to groups that “combine progressive support with the claims of the Chinese government.”
Meanwhile, Code Pink has changed its stance on China since Evans and Singham’s 2017 wedding.
Capitol Police officers escort Code Pink protester Medea Benjamin from the room during testimony given by Sec. Antony Blinken on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 31, 2023
Code Pink protesters raise their painted hands in protest for Gaza against the Israeli counteroffensive
Code Pink once criticized China’s human rights record and treatment of the Muslim Uyghur minority.
The group currently has a campaign on its website titled “China is not our enemy.”
“The United States is heading towards a dangerous confrontation with China,” we read on the Code Pink website. “Increasing hostilities are keeping us from addressing existential challenges like the climate crisis.”
He adds: “The United States believes it can win a nuclear war with China and is preparing for war. One of these preparations is to manipulate the minds of U.S. citizens in support of this war, which threatens our society as much as it threatens China and the rest of the world.”
Evans, 68, managed California Gov. Jerry Brown’s 1992 presidential campaign and was heavily involved in Democratic circles. After the start of the Iraq War, she re-dedicated herself to activism, creating Code Pink.
She soon became known for donning bright pink outfits and heading to the Capitol for disruptive demonstrations that often resulted in arrest.
Just a few years ago, she criticized China without hesitation.
“We demand that China stop its brutal repression of its women human rights defenders,” she wrote on Twitter in 2015.
But since her wedding in 2017, about a quarter of Code Pink’s donations, or more than $1.7 million, have come from Singham’s groups.
Evans is now a staunch defender of China.
Evans is pictured in 2015 protesting against China before changing his mind about the CCP
Evans adopted a much more pro-China stance after marrying Singham
Code Pink often disrupts congressional proceedings
A Code Pink demonstrator holds a sign as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (R) testifies on Capitol Hill
“USA, stop aggressively against China!” – she wrote on Twitter in February 2022.
When former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi traveled to Taiwan in 2022, Evans tweeted, “It would be an irresponsible act of war!” Pentagon generals beg her not to go. Who is the US 300 million to dictate 1.5 billion and break the One China Agreement? Are you that arrogant?
Singham made money through his software consulting company, Thinkworks, which he founded in 1993 in Chicago.
He sold it to private equity firm Apax Partners for $785 million.
Singham shares an office in Shanghai with a Chinese media company called Maku Group, which is believed to produce foreign propaganda.
Singham says it does not work with the Chinese government, but its network co-produces a YouTube show with China’s propaganda department and works with a Chinese university to “spread China’s voice around the world.”
Singham’s groups advocate for Chinese interests by producing YouTube videos that have garnered millions of views, meeting with congressional advisers, running candidates in African elections, and organizing protests such as the 2021 “No Cold War” protest in London, which turned into violence.
None of Singham’s nonprofits are registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which is required for groups disseminating ideas on behalf of a foreign government.
Evans during a ceasefire protest
Jodie and Neville at their Bob Marley-themed wedding in Jamaica in 2017. Guests included socialist ice cream giant Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s