President Joe Biden can’t seem to make up his mind if China is a friend or foe to the United States.
However, Chinese President Xi Jinping is leaving no question about his feelings for America.
And now the Governor of South Dakota is showing up President Biden and showing him exactly how to handle an enemy.
United States of China?
According to the United State Department of Agriculture, China owns over 191,000 acres of U.S. lands – mostly rural farm land.
And the Chinese Communist Party isn’t slowing down its acquisition of American soil.
They’ve recently added another 300 acres – as the AG Wed Fam Journal reported, Chinese company, Fufeng Group, purchased the large plot of land in North Dakota for $2.6 million.
Fufeng Group says they intend to put a CCP milling plant on the land.
Making matters worse, the 300 acres just so happens to be right next to a North Dakota Air Force base.
Similar CCP purchases of American farmland have been happening in rural spots all across the country – particularly in the mountain west region.
Noem stands up to the CCP
Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem doesn’t want her state to be victimized like her neighbors to the north.
Noem is taking the lead on this serious issue that has been flying under the White House’s radar for the duration of President Joe Biden’s term thus far.
The potential 2024 GOP Presidential candidate has proposed legislation combating China from purchasing more farmland in the Mount Rushmore State.
Noem’s proposal would create a new board – the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States – South Dakota (CFIUS-SD) – which would review proposed purchases of farmland by foreign investors.
After an investigation, the committee would make a recommendation to the Governor on whether the purchase should be approved or denied.
“With this new process, we will be able to prevent nations who hate us – like Communist China – from buying up our state’s agriculture land,” Noem said. “We cannot allow the Chinese Communist Party to continue to buy up our nation’s food supply, so South Dakota will lead the charge on this vital national security issue.”
TikTok is not on the clock in South Dakota
While President Biden has been more focused on building the “most inclusive and diverse administration in American history,” Noem has been fighting back against Chinese aggressions.
Earlier this month, South Dakota’s Governor signed an executive order – effective immediately – barring the devices of state employees from accessing CCP owned TikTok.
“South Dakota will have no part in the intelligence gathering operations of nations who hate us,” Gov. Noem said. “The Chinese Communist Party uses information that it gathers on TikTok to manipulate the American people, and they gather data off the devices that access the platform.”
The ban impacts all government agencies and employees in the state, as well as, all contractors doing business with state agencies.