“We do not need to have CCP influence on Florida’s economy,” Republican Governor Ron DeSantis said on Tuesday.
- Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis said in a speech on Tuesday that it was not in Florida’s best interest to have the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) “owning farmland, owning land close to military bases” in his state.
- The speech took place during an announcement for an Everglades restoration project emphasizing clean water and the protection of natural resources.
- “We don’t want to have holdings by hostile nations,” said the governor, describing the CCP’s activities in “gobbling up land.”
- “Why would you want [the CCP] buying residential developments or things like that? I don’t want them owning subdivisions and things like that,” DeSantis continued.
- DeSantis also stated during his speech in Bonita Springs that China’s “influence on [American] society has been very insidious.”
- “When Covid hit, people needed all these supplies; I think like 100 percent of it was made in China,” the governor asserted. “Why would you want to rely on a hostile nation for things that are integral for our quality of life and security?”
LEADERS BANNING FOREIGN INVESTMENTS IN PROPERTY:
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau implemented a ban on property purchases from foreign investors as part of his “Crack Down on Foreign Ownership.”
- New Zealand and Australia both tax foreign buyers from purchasing homes, too.
- Republican Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota called for a restriction of land purchases from China, saying, “We cannot allow the Chinese Communist Party to continue to buy up our nation’s food supply,” and charged South Dakota with taking the lead on the issue.
- The National Association of Realtors released a report saying that China purchase $6.1 billion dollars worth of U.S. real estate between April 2021-March 2022.
- Wisconsin Representative Mike Gallagher (R) will head a newly created anti-CCP House committee.
- American Faith reported that a Chinese company owns 370 acres of farmland near a North Dakota air base.