How do they do it? Well, they cultivate selected people for business relationships, often funding them and supporting them so that a sometimes unrealized dependency is established. Using Chinese funding has long been a weapon in their culture and they've taken it to new heights. And now that Chairman Xi is officially the Emperor, meaning ruler for life, he has the unfettered capability to do things brazenly with a pre-determined agreement from other Communist Party leaders.
Family names of national recognition have been involved although, to be fair, not all have succumbed to the temptation of money. The book goes into great detail with examples and names cited. I won't tell you what Schweizer surmises, that would spoil the surprise. But names like McConnell/Chao, Kerry, Obama and Trump/Kushner are discussed among many more. The Chinese are shrewd and they know if they can develop a relationship of trust and money, at the least they will gain a positive voice in decision-making in high places in America. The Chinese are patient and do things gradually or quickly, whichever makes sense for the specific situation. But make no mistake, they are not an open capitalistic society where freedom is highly valued. When the time is right and necessary for their interests, they exhibit brutality and harsh dealing with problems which will match any force on earth. History shows that clearly and America needs to clearly understand that.
As the book cover shows, Schweizer was also the author of Clinton Cash, an expose of how the Clinton Foundation gained so much financial success and where the funding came from. That book was the foundation of the Uranium One scandal which is just now really getting close scrutiny. Corruption and foreign intrigue have always been a problem, but with today's relaxed moral and ethical standards greed has a much easier time gaining ground in a society where we often fail to hold the wrongdoers accountable.
I would ask that anyone wanting to read the book do so, but not as a Conservative, a Liberal or even a Moderate (whatever that means). No, read it as an American with an open mind and willing to judge the content by its logic and the background information provided and be open to the findings. After all, there seems to be enough corruption on both sides of the aisle to offer something for everyone. Corruption and the resultant evils are never party-specific, they are just a by product of sinful souls.