Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin said he''ll motion a bipartisan measure that will artifact nan Chinese Communist Party from buying farmland successful nan state, including adjacent subject installations specified arsenic Quantico and nan Pentagon.
"China has 1 goal: world domination," Youngkin told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo connected "Sunday Morning Futures." "To do it astatine nan disbursal of nan United States, they're utilizing each avenue imaginable from saber-rattling pinch their subject to surveillance pinch balloons and TikTok. And from trying to infiltrate our economical proviso concatenation by utilizing Trojan equine relationships for illustration nan 1 they person engineered pinch Ford Motor Co."
Youngkin said that successful Virginia, he and authorities lawmakers are "standing up strong" to nan CCP.
"We're going to make judge that our cultivation farmland is not purchased by nan CCP," he said. "We've sewage a measure now done connected a bipartisan basis, that I will sign, that will support China from buying our cultivation farmland. Particularly adjacent to our nationally strategical assets for illustration nan Pentagon and Quantico and nan largest naval guidelines successful nan world."
YOUNGKIN SAYS VIRGINIANS SHOULD OWN 'RICH AND VIBRANT' FARMLAND, NOT THE CCP: 'THAT'S COMMON SENSE'
Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks pinch Fox News' Maria Bartiromo. (Fox News)
This month, Virginia lawmakers passed a measure to prohibition nan waste of agricultural land to "foreign adversaries," which is aimed specifically astatine China. Recent U.S. Department of Agriculture records show Chinese companies aliases backstage citizens ain astir 14,000 acres of Virginia farmland, VPM reported.
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The Pentagon is seen from Air Force One arsenic it flies complete Washington, March 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
A sponsor of nan bill, Republican authorities Sen. Richard Stuart, said overseas adversaries ain astir 1.6 cardinal acres of farmland crossed nan country, nan outlet reported.
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Gov. Youngkin said he is besides moving to "fully understand what was going connected betwixt Ford and a" Chinese supplier named CATL. (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Youngkin added that he is besides moving to "fully understand what was going connected betwixt Ford and a" Chinese supplier named CATL. Ford announced this period it is moving guardant pinch a collaboration pinch CATL to build a $3.5 cardinal artillery works for electrical cars successful Michigan.
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"We went to activity to afloat understand what was going connected betwixt Ford and a institution called CATL, that is not conscionable influenced but controlled by nan Chinese Communist Party, and to not let them to usage a Trojan equine building to summation entree to payer incentives that were put into nan ostentation Reduction Act. This is utilizing payer money to further and enrich a Chinese institution astatine nan disbursal of America," Youngkin said.