Great article! Fufeng’s Chairman Li Xuechun once served as the deputy of the 12th People’s Congress of Shandong Province in #CCPChina. Fufeng is a #CCP elite-owned Co. & will carry out Articles 7 & 14 of 2017??Nat’l Intel Law to commit espionage acts against??Grand Forks Airbase. https://t.co/MiY5kVXJCr— Solomon Yue (@SolomonYue) July 26, 2022
Chinese food processing company, Fufeng Group of Shandong province, wants to build a corn milling plant near Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, which houses sensitive communication facilities, “the backbone of all U.S. military communications across the globe.”
Fufeng should never have been allowed to buy land so close to a critical U.S. military facility. The company’s purchase highlights the failure of the U.S. foreign policy community, the Defense Department, and the Biden administration to protect America from an obvious threat posed by a regime that has repeatedly declared the U.S. to be its enemy.
? “the buyer of the land was a Chinese company, the Fufeng Group, based in Shandong, China, and the property is just about 20 minutes down the road from Grand Forks Air Force Base — home to some of the nation’s most sensitive military drone technology”. https://t.co/jL8H4RbD9x— Tracy Walder (@tracy_walder) July 26, 2022
Fufeng plans to build a $700 million processing plant on 300 acres it purchased this year in North Dakota for $2.6 million. The man who sold the land does not see why there is such a fuss. “How would they gain any knowledge of the base?” asked Gary Bridgeford. “It’s about 12 miles away. It isn’t like it’s next door.”
But the Chinese plant does not have to abut the Grand Forks base to be a national security threat. An Air Force major circulated a memo in April pointing out that the proposed plant, in the words of CNBC, “is located on a narrow geographic footprint at which passive receiving equipment could intercept sensitive drone and space-based communications to and from the base.” MORE HERE
This from Janet Levy in @AmericanThinker is perhaps the most thoughtful take I’ve seen thus far on the Fufeng project in Grand Forks.— HUNTSMAN ?? (@maphumanintent) July 22, 2022
It is critical to call out the perfidy of the local elites and celebrate the tenacity of the citizens in pushing back.https://t.co/HBUddCRWC4
Huntsman on Twitter has been insistent and constant in his criticism of the Grand Forks city council for going on Chinese boondoggles and courting this company into our backyard. His fuss is now bearing fruit in Grand Forks. He and the good people of Grand Forks have been fighting this vanity project from months.
Hey @GrandForksCity, what’s up with all these trucks arriving with old, rusted corn milling equipment for Fufeng?— HUNTSMAN ?? (@maphumanintent) July 21, 2022
Does Ingredion know that their VP who was in charge of disposing of the Stockton, CA corn mill in 2018 is the same guy who set up the Fufeng USA subsidiary in 2020? pic.twitter.com/jemNs6ZT3a
It won’t save you, Governor.— HUNTSMAN ?? (@maphumanintent) July 26, 2022
Sending a letter after CFIUS has already engaged is unsat by their standard.
The truth of your admin’s desire to leverage this project as a pretext for the natgas pipeline will come out. https://t.co/mJTXQgLqqj
Now we need to turn our attention to other purchases which are occurring with increasing regularity.
Rather than inviting China into our backyard, we should be working closer with our allies, Western countries, and other Asian nations who share our values and we can trust, says Sen. Kevin Cramer.