By this point, most of you are likely familiar with Chinese Communist Party spy Cristine Fang, a.k.a. “Fang Fang” and her lengthy relationship with California Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell. The fact that someone on the Intelligence Committee had a spy in their midst for that long is disturbing enough. But some commentary this week from Miranda Devine at the New York Post paints an even more dreary picture. A recently leaked database containing the identities of nearly two million registered members of the CCP has turned up many names that work for or are closely affiliated with American corporations and educational institutions. Granted, it’s not a given that any or all of them are technically full-time spies working covertly, but given the nature of the CCP and the requirements for membership, there’s plenty of cause for alarm.

Boeing, Qualcomm and Pfizer are just three US companies that have employed dozens of CCP members in their Chinese facilities, the database reveals.

As well, three female employees of the US consulate in Shanghai have been identified in the list of 1.95 million party members that was leaked to an international group of legislators, the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, which includes Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ)…

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, said yesterday: “CCP agents have no place in US government facilities, and this report should serve as a much-needed wake-up call to Washington, DC, and corporate executives, who continue to welcome the Chinese government with open arms.

As Devine points out, everyone who becomes a member of the CCP has to swear an oath which includes promises to “fight for communism throughout my life, be ready at all times to sacrifice my all for the party and the people, and never betray the party [and] guard party secrets, be loyal to the party.” And yet, executives from some of the companies employing these CCP members seem pretty passive about their employees. Most, but not all of the people identified from the database work at overseas locations of these companies. How hard would it be to take American technological secrets out the door at the end of the day?

This news reaches us only shortly after a video emerged of a Chinese professor bragging about how his country has people “in the core, inner circle of power and influence” in the United States. The more we learn of these matters, the less likely it appears that the professor was just idly boasting.

Those aren’t the only speeches from Chinese leaders you can find online if you do some searching. Chinese Generals have, in the past, proudly boasted that their nation has a long-range plan to dominate the entire world, economically and militarily, by 2050 if not sooner. And they’ve been making all of these plans even as most of the west meekly turned over control of huge portions of the global supply chain to them.

The CCP people buried in our educational system may be even more of an alarming aspect of all this. You’ll notice the number of scientists and educators who are caught up in China’s web. This is all part of a long-running project in China called the Thousand Talents Program. This is another part of their master plan to recruit some of the best scientific minds in the world and fund their research. But as we’ve already seen too many times, that research winds up immediately being shipped off to Beijing.

China doesn’t have anyone’s best interests in mind other than China itself. And anyone who is a registered member of the CCP should be looked at with the utmost skepticism. If the Chinese have gotten so good at this game that they could embed a spy in the orbit of a member of the House Intelligence Committee for such a long period of time with nobody being the wiser, we’re in a lot more trouble than even the most paranoid may have imagined. We need to be cleaning house and that effort needed to start yesterday.