Arizona

For Mark Kelly, Attending Forum Hosted by CCP Was the Beginning of Lucrative Relationship with China

Met with top China officials at 2003 Communist-hosted junket

The Chinese government invited then-astronaut Mark Kelly, now an Arizona Democratic Senate candidate, to an all-expense-paid retreat at a countryside resort in 2003. He left China five days later not only with a future spouse, former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D., Ariz.), but also with lucrative regime business contacts.