Letter: China could get a foothold in the United States

Under China's Communist Party dictatorship, private companies are forced to bend to the government's will.

Letter to the editor FSA
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For proponents of the Fufeng wet corn milling plant in Grand Forks, to claim that it is not connected to the Chinese Communist Party, is untrue. Under China's Communist Party dictatorship, private companies are forced to bend to the government's will. The Fufeng Group’s founder and Executive Director Li Xuechun is a member of the Shandong Province’s 11th People's Congress which is under the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China (NPC), the highest organ of state power and the national legislature of the People's Republic of China. The NPC has been characterized as a rubber stamp for the Chinese regime as it is only able to affect issues of salience to the Chinese regime. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) controls nomination and election processes at every level in the people's congress system. The NPC has the power to legislate and oversee the operations of the government, the supreme court, special committees, the central military commission and election of the major officers of state.

Fufeng’s establishment in Grand Forks will give the Chinese Communist party a foothold from which to expand China’s legal and illegal global aspirations. Buying key U.S. companies, starting their own companies and buying up farmland, which as of the start of 2020, Chinese investors owned 192,000 acres of U.S. agricultural land valued at $1.9 billion. The Red River Valley has some of the best farmland in the United States, and if ownership is passed to Communist China, they will have the ability to grow, manufacture and ship to China their products without limit, not to mention what they can send back to this country.

In January 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 254 pounds of fentanyl powder and pills, the largest in history. It was enough of the synthetic opioid to kill an estimated 100 million Americans. The fentanyl came through Mexico, in a truck packed with cucumbers, but it began its journey in China. During the period of January 2021 to March 2022 the DEA seized 2,100 pounds of precursor chemicals, enough to make one billion lethal doses.

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